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"...We can affirm the importance of poverty in the Bible; and we can raise up and pass out this Covenant for a New America."
"...I had to take Mr. Keyes seriously, for he claimed to speak for my religion, and my God. He claimed knowledge of certain truths."
"...I think we make a mistake when we fail to acknowledge the power of faith in people's lives..."
"...Kneeling beneath that cross on the South Side, I felt that I heard God's spirit beckoning me. I submitted myself to His will, and dedicated myself to discovering His truth."
"Our fear of getting 'preachy' may also lead us to discount the role that values and culture play in some of our most urgent social problems."
"...To say that men and women should not inject their 'personal morality' into public policy debates is a practical absurdity."