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bully pulpit

A public position that allows a person to speak with authority and share their views with a large audience. James used his position of class president as a bully pulpit to raise awareness about cyberbullying.
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The Pulpit Yew, Nantglyn, Denbighshire, which stands in the churchyard of the 700-yearold church of St James, is believed to be around 1,500 years old, and its hollowed trunk has been converted into an outdoor pulpit from which many a sermon has been preached - including, according to rumour, by the founder of the Methodist Church, John Wesley.
The mass mailing comes as Religious Right groups are stepping up their efforts to persuade pastors to politicize their pulpits.
Most of the time (at least in Pakistan), these sacred pulpits are used to spread hatred against the adherents of the opposing schools of thought.
And at some point the church and the pulpits will reflect the people in the pews.
The New England pulpits were keen to champion the Federalist Party in the early years of the Republic, especially in the 1800 election.
THE Preachers and Pulpits exhibition features a number of items from local disbanded chapels, including pulpits, preachers' chairs, harmoniums, biers and banners.
We acted immediately and undertook steps to implement His Majesty's directives and ensure mosque pulpits become beacons of faith, piety, tolerance, unity, construction and development," Shaikh Salman said.
In this amply illustrated volume, Nirit Ben-Aryeh Debby offers a much needed interdisciplinary study examining the physical venues of Renaissance preaching, namely the pulpits of Tuscany during the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries.
Still, only three of the several dozen surviving Tuscan pulpits completed before Nicola's work in Siena (which was quite probably accomplished with help from his son) offered relevant precedents.
the way in which the design and placement of Tuscan pulpits throughout the period 1400-1550 can be related to the role of preaching during this same period.
The pulpit is a real work of art, rich with engraved, perforated and assembled decorations, and is one of the few pulpits that survived from the time of Taghtakeen bin Ayoub in the last quarter of the 12th century A.
The pulpits at Santa Croce and Santa Maria Novella in Florence, both pulpits in the cathedral of Prato, and Donatello's work in San Lorenzo receive particular attention.
Between the late 1250s and 1311, the sculptor Nicola Pisano and his son Giovanni created four carved marble pulpits for the Tuscan cities of Pisa, Pistoia and Siena.
3) Preaching in the pulpits of big steeple New York City churches such as First Presbyterian and Riverside, Fosdick occupied a prominent place in the city.