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BJC's Walker, Other Religious Leaders, Send Letter to President Obama E-mail
Written by Don Byrd   
Thursday, 15 November 2012

The Baptist Joint Committee's Brent Walker was one of several religious leaders today who signed a letter of support and encouragement as he tackles a second term.

“As people of faith, we are mindful that all are called to active concern for all human beings and to respect and care for all of creation,” the leaders wrote.  “Our faith inspires us with hope as we join with you in seeking a world envisioned by the prophet Micah, in which ‘They shall all sit under their own vines and under their own fig trees, and no one shall make them afraid.’(Micah 4:4).”

They continued, “Our nation will grapple with challenging domestic and global issues during the next four years, including rising inequality, economic injustice, violations of human rights and freedom of religion, environmental degradation, and peacemaking in a divided world. We commit ourselves to supporting initiatives to enact just and compassionate policies that will serve the common good, strengthen our commitments to care for each other, and ensure that there is enough for everyone.”

 You can read the entire letter and see the list of signatories here.

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