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The Earth is the Lord's (and just look what we're doing with it)
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Cal DeWitt As we put creation's author to the test—with projects like the Keystone XL pipeline—there will be consequences. ...

Reject and Protect
Originally Posted: 04/22/2014 - 12:57pm | Type: Blog

This week, we finally had some good news in the fight against climate change: President Obama announced a further delay in the review process for the Keystone XL pipeline. Ed ...

Evangelical, Pro-Israel and Pro-Palestine
Originally Posted: 03/04/2014 - 3:10pm | Type: Blog

Secretary of State John Kerry brought his argument for a two-state Israeli-Palestinian peace to the annual AIPAC conference this week, and whatever else we might know, we know this: Many evangelical Christians ...

Dear Sen. McCain, We Live on Earth, and Climate Change is Real
Originally Posted: 02/20/2014 - 10:43am | Type: Blog

It’s time we all stopped thinking of climate change as a separate issue to deal with later and start seeing how it has the potential, like a weapon of mass destruction, to destroy all the efforts of our good w ...

Wanted: A New Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom
Originally Posted: 01/16/2014 - 11:34am | Type: Blog

It’s been three months since the Rev. Suzan Johnson Cook resigned as the State Department’s religious freedom watchdog, and those who decry religious persecution in Syria, Sudan, and elsewhere are wondering ho ...

Stephen Colbert on Pope Francis, Cardinal Dolan and (of Course) Stephen Colbert
Originally Posted: 10/18/2013 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

The great and the good — and lots of politicians and TV pundits, too — gathered Thursday to hear comedian Stephen Colbert roast and toast everyone from Pope Francis to his host for the evening, Cardinal Timoth ...

The Peace Process
Originally Posted: 10/18/2013 - 1:43pm | Type: Blog

How does one find ways to strengthen the fragile line between democracy and the lurking dark social disorder? Limiting or reversing anarchy in the U.S. and abroad may depend on finding ways to persuade and pro ...

A Dogged Pursuit of Middle East Peace
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 8:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels "The alternative—not having negotiations—is guaranteed to fail." GEORGE MITCHELL, the ...

Respond, But How? What We're Missing On Syria
Originally Posted: 09/05/2013 - 12:28pm | Type: Blog

The jump we often make from just causes and moral cases to military actions reveals our dependence on old habits of war as our only response to conflict and injustice. It also reveals our lack of imagination f ...

Ethicist Shaun Casey to Oversee Religious Engagement for State Department
Originally Posted: 08/08/2013 - 10:08am | Type: Blog

Amid persistent criticism that the U.S. marginalizes religion and religious people in its foreign policy, Secretary of State John Kerry Wednesday tapped ethicist and campaign adviser Shaun Casey to lead the St ...

Clifford Sloan Selected As Guantanamo Closure Envoy By President Obama
Originally Posted: 06/18/2013 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

In an effort to close down the prison at Guantanamo Bay, President Barack Obama has called to action one of Washington’s most resourceful lawyers, Clifford Sloan. In an effort to ...

Does Religious Freedom Report Need More ‘Teeth?'
Originally Posted: 05/22/2013 - 8:40am | Type: Blog

Watchdogs say the State Department missed a key opportunity to put teeth into its annual assessment of global religious freedom, which was released by Secretary of State John Kerry Monday. ...

Imprisoned Iranian-American Pastor Gets Push from State Dept.
Originally Posted: 03/27/2013 - 7:40am | Type: Blog

Secretary of State John Kerry is calling for the release of an Iranian-American minister from a Tehran prison, a welcome step for advocates who had accused the State Department of being “AWOL” on the case. ...