Leslie Woods

Carbon Pollution, EPA Regulation, and YOU!

Article originally published on the Office of Public Witness Blog. On June 2nd, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule under the federal Clean Air Act to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide from existing power plants, a step towards

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Women in Poverty & The ‘American Nightmare’

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A Story of Economic Oppression When Americans think about “oppression,” we’re inclined to go straight to civil and human rights. We think of voting rights and voter intimidation, of warrantless wiretaps and law enforcement dispersing crowds of peacefully-gathered demonstrators. We think of countries where citizens do not have freedom of

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Carbon Pollution, EPA Regulation, and YOU!

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Article originally published on the Office of Public Witness Blog. On June 2nd, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule under the federal Clean Air Act to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide from existing power plants, a step towards modernizing our nation’s power plants while limiting our contribution to

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A Travesty and a Shame on the Nation

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Harris v. Quinn Limits Workers’ Collective Bargaining Rights Article originally featured in the Office of Public Witness blog. See also: J. Herbert Nelson Reacts to the Hobby Lobby Decision. The Reverend J. Herbert Nelson, II, Director of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness in Washington, DC, today expressed

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Giving Health Reform a Chance to Work

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Increasing Access to Health and Wellness While most of the recent coverage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly referred to as “Obamacare,” has been negative, these news stories fail to tell a complete story. There is no doubt the Obama Administration has made some serious errors in the

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Witnesses to AIDS

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A new generation of AIDS advocates by Leslie Woods. In December, the Office of Public Witness (OPW) had the very great pleasure of working the Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary (Atlanta, GA) and the Presbyterian AIDS Network to promote the inaugural conference, “Becoming an HIV and AIDS Competent Church: Prophetic

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