*A collection of faith leaders and ministers around the world have officially endorsed President Barack Obama for a second term. In an official declaration, the group of ministers outlined the policies in which they agree and expect the president to fulfill.

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“We Believe that the Lord has anointed us to preach the gospel to the poor, and

has sent us to proclaim release of the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed, and to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.”

Luke 4:18-19

“We Believe in a Government of the people, by the people and for the people. We believe that no one should ever write off privately or publicly forty-seven percent of God’s children. We believe in affordable healthcare. We believe that ‘no child should be left behind.’

“We believe that a circle of protection, and safety net of care, uplift, and provision should always be available for the poor and underserved, below which they should never be allowed to fall.

“We Believe that it was right to save the automobile industry and thereby save millions of jobs, families and businesses, large and small. We believe that it was right to prevent the auto industry from declining into bankruptcy.

“We Believe in the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Bills of 1964 and 1965. We believe they should never be weakened but strengthened.

“We Believe in equal pay for equal work as found in the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. We believe that workers ought to have the right to organize for economic justice.

“We Believe in comprehensive child care.

“We Believe that public education should be strengthened with more high quality teachers, better facilities, and in a safe and motivating environment.

“We Believe that college education should be affordable for every

American.

“We Believe in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. We believe that none of these should ever be privatized, today, tomorrow or anytime.

“We Believe that it was right to end the War in Iraq and to commit to bring our troops home from Afghanistan by 2014. We further believe that those wounded in battle and their families should be protected and cared for with honor and respect.

“We Believe our Nation is moving forward toward recovery, methodically, deliberately and progressively. We know that in 2008 our nation was headed for unprecedented economic depression, with unemployment at 10.8% and 800,000 jobs lost per month.  In four years, this impending disaster has been reversed and we are moving in the right direction.

“We Believe that Moses, Joshua, Esther, Ruth, Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Micah and Jesus the Christ, our Redeemer, guide us in the way of justice, love, salvation, liberation, and reconciliation.

“We Believe in leadership with moral courage, integrity, and consistency in commitment and principles.

“We Believe that Malachi was right when he said ‘have we not all one Father?  Has not One God created us?’ (Malachi 2:10).  We believe that we are all God’s children. We believe in the sanctity of all life from womb to tomb, from cradle to grave, in nursery and kindergarten, employed, underemployed, and unemployed. We believe that no one should be demonized, marginalized or criminalized because they hold positions and ideas different from our own.

“We Believe that pro-life means protecting all life; from pre-birth to birth, to infancy, childhood, every age and stage into eternity. We believe that pro-life means protecting human rights, civil rights, voting rights, health care, child care, elder care, and environmental care. We believe in Head Start, a moral start, a safe start, an equal start, a fast start, a healthy start, for all of God’s children.

“We Believe that the Affordable Health Care Bill should NOT be repealed, leaving over 30 million Americans without basic health care.

“We Believe in the ballot, early voting, absentee voting, seven days a week for every citizen, in every state, in every election.

“We Believe that voter suppression is evil, unconstitutional and undemocratic.

“We believe in Democracy here, now and always.

The signers are representing their own personal views.  Their organizations are listed for identification purposes only.

(Partial List)

 

 Dr. Natalie P. Alford

Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church

Middletown, DE

 

The Reverend J. L. Armstrong

First A.M.E. Church

Los Angeles, CA

 

The Reverend A. Russell Awkard

New Zion Baptist Church

Louisville, Kentucky

 

The Reverend Kip B. Bank, Sr.

East Washington Heights Baptist Church

Washington, DC

 

Dr. Carroll A. Baltimore, Sr.

Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc.

Washington, DC

 

The Reverend Randolph Bracy, Jr.

Orlando, FA

 

Dr. Charles E. Booth

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church

Columbus, OH

 

Bishop L. Lawrence Brandon

Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral

Shreveport, LA

 

Dr. Amos C. Brown

Third Baptist Church

San Francisco, CA

 

Dr. Vanessee J.Burns

Carter Tabernacle Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

Orlando, Florida

 

The Reverend Dr. Malcolm T. Byrd

Monumental Baptist Church

Philadelphia, PA

 

Dr. J. L. Carter

Ark Church

Baltimore, Maryland

 

Attorney Nicholas P. Cafardi, JD, JCD

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

 

The Reverend Canon Peg Chemberlin

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Dr. Delman Coates, Ph.D

Mt. Ennon Baptist Church

Clinton, MD

 

The Reverend Dr. James Coleman

All Nations Baptist Church

Washington, D.C.

 

The Reverend Robert Collier

Galilee Baptist Church

459 Roxborough Avenue

Philadelphia, PA

 

Dr. Kendrick Curry

Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church

Washington, DC

 

The Reverend Joseph A. Darby

Morris Brown A.M.E. Church

Charleston, SC

 

The Reverend Michael Eaddy

General Council of Pastors and Elders

Church of God in Christ

Chicago, IL

 

Dr. Willie Gable, Jr.

Progressive Baptist Church

New Orleans, LA

 

Rev. Dr. Debra W. Haffner

President, Religious Institute

Westport, CT

 

Dr. Cynthia L. Hale

Ray of Hope Baptist Church,

Decatur, GA

 

Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III

Friendship West Baptist Church

Dallas, TX

 

The Reverend George E. Holmes

District of Columbia State Democratic

Committee (Chaplain)

 

Dr. Obery M. Hendricks, Jr.

New York Theological Seminary

New York, New York

 

The Reverend Martel Hutchins

Martel Hutchins Ministries

Atlanta, GA

 

Dr. Willie Gable, Jr.

Progressive Baptist Church

New Orleans, LA

 

Rev. Dr. Jessica Kendall Ingram

African Methodist Episcopal Church (First District)

Dallas, TX

 

The Reverend Louis B. Jones, II

Pilgrim Baptist Church

Washington, D.C.

 

The Reverend Eric P. Lee

President

Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)

Los Angeles, CA

 

Dr. Quida Lee

Desota, Texas

 

Dr. Joseph E. Lowery

Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)

Atlanta, Georgia (President Emeritus)

 

Rev. Angela V. Lundy

P.E.A.C.E. (Physically Enabled and Cognitively Empowered)

Interfaith Ministry

Philadelphia, PA

 

Dr. Anthony A. McCallum

Bethlehem Baptist Church

Columbia, S.C.

 

The Reverend T. McDonald, III

Atlanta, Georgia

 

Bishop Vashti Murphy Mckenzie

African Methodist Episcopal (AME) 10th District

Dallas, TX

 

The Reverend Linda Thomas Martin

Presiding Elder, South Memphis District

West Tennessee Annual Conference

13th Episcopal District

African Methodist Episcopal Church

Memphis, TN

 

Dr. Otis Moss, Jr.

Pastor Emeritus, Olivet Institutional Baptist

Church

Cleveland, OH

 

Dr. Otis Moss, III

Trinity United Church of Christ

Chicago, IL

 

Bishop Paul S. Morton

Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship

Atlanta, Georgia/New Orleans, LA

 

Bishop Claude Porter

Interfaith Illinois

Maywood, IL

 

The Reverend Sam Nixon

Pan African Christian AIDS Network, USA

Washington, DC

 

Bishop Frank Pinkard, Jr.

Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church

Charleston, SC

 

Bishop Adam J. Richardson, Jr.

Eleventh Episcopal District

African Methodist Episcopal Church

Jacksonville, FA

 

The Reverend Nelson Rivers

Stakeholder Relations, NAACP

Charleston, SC

 

The Reverend Rich Pleva

United Church of Christ/Iowa Conference

Des Moines, Iowa

 

The Reverend Darin VincentPoullard

Fort Washington Baptist Church

Fort Washington, Maryland

 

Bishop Dennis Proctor

AME Zion Church

Baltimore, MD

 

The Reverend Shane B. Scott

Macedonia Baptist Church

Los Angeles, CA

 

Dr. Julius R. Scruggs

National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. 

Huntsville, AL

 

The Reverend George E. Smith, Sr.

Camden, Arkansas

 

Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Jr.

Allen Temple Baptist Church

Oakland, CA

 

Dr. T. DeWitt Smith, Jr.

Trinity Baptist Church of Metro Atlanta

Decatur, GA

 

The Reverend Eldridge Spearman

Mount Jezreel Baptist Church

Silver Spring, MD

 

Dr. Gina M. Stewart

Christ M. B. Church

Memphis, TN

 

The Reverend Robert H. Thompson

Phelps Minister of Phillips Church

Phillips Exeter Academy

Exeter, NH

 

The Reverend Stephen J. Thurston

National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. USA

Chicago, IL

 

The Reverend Floyd Trammell

Senior Pastor

D. Min Candidate

San Francisco, CA

 

The Reverend Anthony Trefant

Emanuel Baptist Church

Brooklyn, NY

 

Dr. Howard-John Wesley

Alfred Street Baptist Church

Alexandria, VA

 

Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner

Skinner Leadership Institute

Tracys Landing, MD

 

The Reverend Danny Yu

Christian Leadership Exchange

Arcadia, CA