On Sunday’s Up w/ Chris Hayes, we’ll discuss the announcement by Pope Benedict XVI that he will step down at the end of February, the first time a pope has resigned in nearly six centuries. We’ll examine what this historic anomaly means for the future of the Catholic church amid an increasingly secularized America and Europe.
Then we’ll take a hard look at a series of security policies enacted since 9/11 and the ways in which they erode civil liberties. We’ll talk with Saadiq Long, a U.S. Air Force Veteran who has not been allowed to board a flight to return home to Qatar, to learn how these otherwise invisible security policies affect the people targeted by them.
We’ll examine President Obama’s renewed commitment to climate change in his State of the Union, and we’ll ask what specific policies, if any, have a reasonable chance of becoming law in today’s political climate. We’ll speak with some of the leaders of the national Forward on Climate rally in Washington, which begins on Sunday at noon, and which organizers hope will be the largest climate rally in history.
Joining Chris on Sunday at 8 AM ET on MSNBC will be:
Ben Jealous (@BenJealous), President and CEO of NAACP.
James Poulos (@jamespoulos), producer for HuffPost Live, contributor to “Forbes” and “Vice.”
Jamie Manson, columnist for the “National Catholic Reporter.”
Gadeir Abbas, staff attorney for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
Saadiq Long, U.S. Air Force veteran who was barred from boarding a flight from Oklahoma to Qatar.
Tyson Slocum (@TysonSlocum), producer for HuffPo Live, contributor to “Forbes” and “Vice.”
Jen Daskal (@jendaskal), fellow at Georgetown University’s Center on National Security and the Law.
Bill McKibben (@billmckibben), founder of 350.org, author of “EAARTH: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet.”
Michael Brendan Dougherty (@michaelbd), national correspondent for “The American Conservative.”
Father Bill Dailey, Roman Catholic priest, lecturer in law at the University of Notre Dame Law School and Thomas More fellow at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture.
Chief Jackie Thomas of the Saik’uz First Nation, member of the Yinka Dene Alliance.