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A Prayer for the Nation on the Event of Another Shooting
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 7:56am | Type: Blog

Good and Gracious God, Yet again, our nation grieves. Yet again, the life of a child has been cut dreadfully short. Good and Gracious God, Yet again, our nation grieve ...

No Longer the 'Best Kept Secret'
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 8:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Allio Pope Francis is bringing renewed attention to Catholic social teaching—and not only for Catholics. ...

My Dad's Worst Day
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 2:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Matthew Vines Excerpt from God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines, Convergent Books OURS IS A CHRISTIAN F ...

Moving Backward on Racial Progress
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:14am | Type: Blog

Once again, as happened in the 19th century, impoverished whites who should be lining up to resist predatory behavior by the moneyed class are being turned against their own best interests by race politics. ...

Why I Love My Country
Originally Posted: 07/05/2013 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

I don’t love when my country acts out of greed and only for power, or with blatant hypocrisy, or like an empire. The gospel has never lived easily with empire. What do I love ab ...

Come With Me Into the Fields
Originally Posted: 06/04/2013 - 12:46pm | Type: Magazine Article

Patrick O'Neill In today's environment, there's little difference between farm labor organizing and immigration reform. ...

Rand Paul, Drones, and Honor
Originally Posted: 03/08/2013 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

While I stand with Sen. Rand Paul on the question of the use of militarized spy drones in American airspace and (potentially) on Americans, I am deeply troubled by our use of these weapons in other lands, too, ...

Graduation Day for the Electoral College
Originally Posted: 11/01/2012 - 1:50pm | Type: Blog

The United States is the only democratic country in the world where a candidate can be elected as president without earning the highest number of votes. The United States is ...

Billy Graham: Punish America or Apologize to Sodom & Gomorrah
Originally Posted: 07/30/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Blog

Could it not be argued on as many bases that we’re advancing in positive ways — even particularly with regard to affirmation of the rights of the marginalized — as we can for moral decline? ...

Don't Make Dialogue Illegal: Standing Up for Persecuted LGBT in Uganda
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 10:15am | Type: Blog

This week, I and many U.S. Christian leaders signed on to a letter, concerning a re-introduced version of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, a bill which perpetuates some alarming and hateful language about the ...

A Spirituality of Privacy
Originally Posted: 07/12/2012 - 2:15pm | Type: Blog

In some ways the distinction between a “private” spirituality and our public face is an artificial one, and at our best these two aspects of our being will be in harmonious synchronicity. ...

Working Class Heroes: A Playlist for May Day
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 7:13am | Type: Blog

A playlist for the working class: Ten songs in honor of May Day and workers everywhere. A playlist for the working class: Ten songs in honor of May Day and workers everywhere. ...

Fields of Denial
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 6:29pm | Type: Blog

But even with its inclusive set of policy issues and actors, the Farm Bill is notable for one issue policymakers and advocates doesn’t touch: People who work on farms. About every ...

U.K. Innkeepers Fined for Turning Away Gay Couple
Originally Posted: 02/16/2012 - 12:07pm | Type: Blog

LONDON — Britain's Court of Appeal has ordered a pair of Christian innkeepers to pay 3,600 pounds ($5,800) in damages to a gay couple that was told they could not share a room in the couple's guestho ...

Is The American Dream God's Dream?
Originally Posted: 11/03/2011 - 10:07am | Type: Blog

Nearly 50 million Americans are currently living below the poverty line (that is $22,000 for a household of four) and half of them are working full time jobs. Edit ...

#OccupySunday: Angela Davis Speaks at Occupy Philadelphia
Originally Posted: 10/31/2011 - 6:04am | Type: Blog

According to the Occupy Philadelphia Facebook page: According to the Occupy Philadelphia Facebook page : Civil Rights activist Angela Davis spoke to a crowd o ...

#OccupyWallStreet: A Liturgy
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Interfaith Worker Justice has published a Prayer Service designed to help people reflect on a moral economy within the context of their religious tradition. Interfaith Worker Ju ...

Catholic-Labor Rights
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Laurel Frodge LABOR UNIONS, CATHOLIC health-care providers, and the U.S. LABOR UNIONS, CATHOLIC health-care pr ...

Not So Fast
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Evan Jones The letter “Women and Islam” (Letters, April 2009) points out that Islamic law often forces women into subservient social and r ...

The Woman Who Changed America
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 10:08am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Francis Perkins was the consience behind the New Deal. When Frances Perkins was appointed S ...

Mennonites Call Church to Confess
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jeannie Choi More than 100 Mennonite pastors and lay ministers releas ...

To Give or Not to Give?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Pondering the rights of the poor while in line at Dunkin' Donuts. It’s Sunday morning. ...