Last week, we called on Speaker Glen Casada to resign. Speaker Casada has abused his role as public servant. We lamented that instead of serving Tennesseans, he was serving the false gods of greed and power.  Today, we learned that Speaker Casada has continued to abuse his position of power by attempting to manipulate the…

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The Gospel Warns Us that Abuse of Power Leaves a Trail of Destruction: Tennesseans Must Reckon with Casada’s Pattern of Behavior In response to House Speaker Glen Casada’s pattern of behavior, Lenda Sherrell, state director of the Southern Christian Coalition, released the following statement: “The Gospel is clear that abuse of power leaves a trail…

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Public Education is Key to Human Well-Being and Must Be Protected Against Vouchers Rev. John Gill, Pastor  of Church of the Savior and Rev. Marcia C. Free, M. Div. Associate Pastor in Knoxville, issued the following statement on behalf of the Southern Christian Coalition calling on Rep. Jason Zachary (House District 14, Knoxville) to change…

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Senate and Gov. Lee Must Not Abandon Our Public Schools In response to the Tennessee State House of Representatives passing legislation (HB 0939) to abandon the needs of our public schools by expanding a private school voucher system, Rev. Laura Becker, Pastor of Northminster Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga and member of the Southern Christian Coalition,…

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Days before the 9th anniversary of the Affordable Care (ACA), local faith leaders and health care advocates held a press conference at Legislative Plaza calling on Attorney General Herbert Slatery to withdraw Tennessee from a lawsuit (Texas v. United States) that would overturn the ACA.

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This time tragedy strikes Celina, a small town of 1,495 Tennesseans in Clay County. Not only will this community lose a hospital, but over 140 of our brothers and sisters will also lose their jobs.

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As we celebrate MLK Day, we remember to see the world with an open heart rather than through darkness and hate.

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