Much attention was given at the Democratic National Convention held recently in Charlotte, N.C., to the fact that all references to God had been purged from the draft version of the party platform. After outcries of protest from outside as well as within the Democratic Party, the sentence with the same reference to God used in 2008 was restored to read, “We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.”
Charlotte, N.C., Sep 5, 2012 / 05:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Concern for the environment and a desire to care for one’s neighbor through the federal government were among the ways Democratic speakers described their faith in action at a religious gathering at the party’s national convention.
Lisa P. Jackson, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, said that her work to protect the environment stems from her faith, which drives her in an attempt to build “our country as a community that takes care of each other.”
Jackson decried the plight of “a child who has asthma” and struggles with “dirty air.” She also praised faith communities for uniting to embrace new standards that address mercury pollution from power plants. Read more