Faith in lobbying – The Missoulian, January 31, 2013

Earlier this month, more than 100 representatives of the Montana Association of Churches rallied in Helena to signal their support for issues reflective of their Christian faith: abolition of the death penalty, the humane treatment of immigrants and child welfare. It was nothing new for MAC—it has been lobbying for issues like health care reform, lowering fossil fuel emissions and public arts funding for decades. But MAC President Rev. Peter Shober acknowledges that in recent years the voices of “progressive” faith-based groups like his have been overshadowed by the religious right.

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