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Periodically, I get a couple of emails from my vast readership on various things. (I keep telling Mom and Dad that they can call.)
However, this time a reader reminded me that we seem to have another Alinskey style group in Northern VA made up of Catholic and Protestant groups. Just what we need!
From the Catholic Herald:
This Sunday, Oct. 5, 1,800 leaders from 40 religious institutions in Northern Virginia will gather to launch the new ecumenical initiative V.O.I.C.E. (Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement) at First Mount Zion Baptist Church in Dumfries at 5 p.m.
Composed of lay and clergy leaders from Christian, Jewish, Unitarian and Muslim religious institutions in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William County, V.O.I.C.E. seeks to make changes in affordable housing, immigration, health care and other issues. On Sunday, these leaders will present an “action agenda” regarding the above issues to local public officials.
“The current economic crisis makes this unified action all the more imperative,” said Father Tuck Grinnell, pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Falls Church and one of the initiative’s founders. “Now is the time for our faith communities to stand together and speak for all whose voice is not heard. Our faith values call us to raise our voice in solidarity with them.”