Brownsberger’s big tent

If politics is a game of addition, put Sen. Will Brownsberger down in the plus column. The lead sponsor of a sweeping criminal justice reform bill convened a marathon rally on behalf of the legislation at the State House that started on Thursday morning and ended in the afternoon.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Groups urge Baker to oppose possible Medicaid cuts

More than two dozen groups representing Massachusetts hospitals, nonprofits, labor unions, and other organizations are urging Governor Charlie Baker to oppose any federal policy changes that could threaten Medicaid coverage for thousands of poor and disabled people across the state. 

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Monday, February 27, 2017

‘What unites us is always stronger than what divides us

More than 1,700 people attended an interfaith service at Temple Israel of Boston Friday evening to hear messages of unity on the eve of the controversial “Boston Free Speech” rally.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Old South Church puts a $19 million price on sunlight

Old South Church has put a price on sunlight: $19 million. That’s how much the historic Copley Square church wants developer Boston Properties to pay as compensation for shadows a planned tower at Back Bay Station would cast on the 142-year-old church, potentially causing moisture damage to masonry and darkening stained-glass windows.
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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Legislators call for broader criminal justice reform

LAWMAKERS GATHERED OUTSIDE the House chamber Tuesday to declare their commitment to wide-ranging criminal justice reforms, further evidence of a push on Beacon Hill for changes that go beyond a consensus bill rolled out by Gov. Charlie Baker in February.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Hundreds gather in JP to boost interfaith agenda

A large crowd gathered at the Bethel AME Church in Jamaica Plain last Thursday evening (Feb. 2) to address health care, affordable housing, and criminal justice reform. The crowd, which overflowed from the church’s main hall, was made up of more than 800 members of the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO). Thursday’s event was dubbed “For Such a Time as This,” referencing a biblical story about stepping up in times of crisis.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Out of Many, One (click to RSVP)

An Interfaith Call for Dignity & Diligence with Senator Elizabeth Warren & Mayor Martin Walsh
Sunday December 11th,  6-7:30 PM

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Door Open 5PM.

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

IAF Great, Arnie Graf, Retires

Arnie Graf was not only the Metro IAF​ supervising organizer from for The Greater Boston Interfaith Organization​ for many years (2002-2013) , but he acted as interim lead organizer for a year (2003) coming from Baltimore every other week. Organizers and leaders alike have felt blessed to learn from this exceptional man. There's no one more empathetic while also being tough as nails and no one better at developing leadership. He steered us through a challenging time of change. We are grateful to have known and worked with him. Thank you and Blessings Arnie Graf!

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Bay State Banner - May 5th 2016

Walsh backs surcharge for affordable housing.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

State’s top judge pushes for criminal justice changes

The state’s top judge on Tuesday urged an interfaith group to push for criminal justice reform when Massachusetts legislators take up the issue in the fall.

Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants of the state Supreme Judicial Court made the appeal during remarks at the Old South Church in Boston. He told about 900 members of the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization that several proposals will be under consideration, including eliminating mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenders.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016


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