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Leaders turn attention to fundamental human needs

By Pat Gee

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 25, 2014

~~<p>A coalition of progressive interfaith leaders who took a stand for marriage equality in Hawaii last year is formalizing its intention to further affect state lawmaking, now focusing on meeting basic human needs such as food, shelter and education.</p>
<p>The Progressive Interfaith 'Ohana was established Thursday, with about 30 leaders signing an official statement at the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu. The new group has received commitments from at least 100 leaders of religions ranging from Buddhism to Judaism, according to organizer Jonipher Kupono Kwong, minister of the First Unitarian Church and an outspoken advocate of the marriage equality bill that Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed into law in November.</p>
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A coalition of progressive interfaith leaders who took a stand for marriage equality in Hawaii last year is formalizing its intention to further affect state lawmaking, now focusing on meeting basic human needs such as food, shelter and education.

The Progressive Interfaith 'Ohana was established Thursday, with about 30 leaders signing an official statement at the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu. The new group has received commitments from at least 100 leaders of religions ranging from Buddhism to Judaism, according to organizer Jonipher Kupono Kwong, minister of the First Unitarian Church and an outspoken advocate of the marriage equality bill that Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed into law in November. Login for more...



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