Janet Edwards


Rev. Dr. Edwards is a Presbyterian minister living in Pittsburgh. She currently serves as co-Moderator of More Light Presbyterians.

Stories by Janet Edwards

The right and wrong place for personal religious views

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with … Continued

Freedom is a human idea — Alleluia!

In light of the continuing political uprising throughout the Middle East, American leaders are reported to be recalculating their approach … Continued

Inspiration and pragmatism meet to build democracy

Mike Huckabee, the conservative former Arkansas governor, this weekend said that he is concerned about Islam’s role in Egypt’s future. … Continued

Incendiary political speech is aggressively selfish

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

Loving your enemies

2011 began with some bleak news for Muslim-Christian relations around the world.Recent attacks against churches in Iraq, Nigeria and Egypt … Continued

Church could be a home for the holidays

Right now, families all over the country are reuniting with each other for the Christmas season. This cheery emphasis in … Continued

Tax breaks for the wealthy violate the law and the prophets

A deal President Obama struck with Republican leaders last week will extend tax cuts across the board including, controversially, to … Continued

Marriage will decline until “we” overtakes “I”

A new survey out this week from the National Marriage Project shows that marriage is an institution in decline in … Continued

Grateful for God-inspired courage

In October 1789, President George Washington declared his support for a day of “public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed … Continued

We are losing good people who are eager to serve

Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, … Continued

Obama stuck between rock solid convictions and hard politics

President Obama’s 10-day Asia trip includes visits to India and Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country. The president chose not … Continued

My faith values Jon Stewart’s sanity

This weekend, Jon Stewart is holding “a rally to restore sanity” on the mall, two months after Glenn Beck’s religion-infused … Continued

Integrating who we love with our love for God

Speaking to a meeting of Hasidic Jewish leaders on Sunday, New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino said, “I don’t … Continued

God has a plan and we do not know what it is

Delaware GOP Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell told the Christian Broadcasting Network last week that that she believes it was God … Continued

You cannot serve God and wealth

Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell this weekend attended the annual conservative Values Voters summit in Washington, DC. There, she … Continued

Where the rubber hits the road for our Christian faith

After 9/11 President Bush reminded Americans that the attack was the work of a few terrorists and not the Muslim … Continued

Morality, not religion, is what matters

In the wake of his weekend rally, Glenn Beck kept up the drumbeat of criticism about President Obama’s religion, calling … Continued

“Christian” belongs to Christ

Author Anne Rice said last week that she was ‘quitting Christianity:’ The once-lapsed Catholic wrote that she was could no … Continued

Interfaith marriage strengthens American tolerance

Chelsea Clinton, raised Methodist, and Marc Mezvinsky, Jewish, will wed this weekend. Statistics show that 37 percent of Americans have … Continued

Loving (and leaving) our Afghan neighbor

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued