John Bryson Chane




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John Bryson Chane: Interfaith work remains important to protect religious minorities

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Egyptian Coptic Christians demonstrate outside the state radio and television building in central Cairo on March 8, 2011, … Continued

How many more will die?

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

In defense of Thurgood Marshall

Not often is a saint of the Episcopal Church attacked in the chambers of the United States Senate, but incredibly, … Continued

A call for religious diplomacy

Note: Join us at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral for a public dialogue that closes the three-day … Continued

A Christian case for same-sex marriage

Most media coverage of the D.C. Council’s steps toward civil marriage equality for same-sex couples has followed a worn-out script … Continued

Repairing 8 Years of Flawed U.S. Policy

What do you hope to hear from President Obama in his “major speech to the Muslim world” on June 4? … Continued

What Government Joins Together

The recent news about the California Supreme Court’s decision upholding the ban on same sex marriage and the efforts by … Continued

Call on Religious Leaders to Advise

The President-elect, along with his foreign policy advisers, needs to clearly understand that many of the world’s conflicts are fueled … Continued

Too Many Leaders Promoting Gender Inequality

The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 adopted in October of 2000 addresses the issue of ending gender-based abuses and … Continued

Celebrate One Nation of Many Faiths

Be clear about what historically was at the core of our founding father’s understanding of the separation of church and … Continued

The Supernatural and Tradition

All religions contain in some form or another beliefs in the supernatural. Christians for instance believe in the real presence … Continued

Parsley’s View Dangerous, Divisive

The Question: John McCain’s spiritual guide, televangelist Rod Parsley, calls Islam a “false religion” that should be “destroyed.” Should McCain … Continued

Acts More Important than Numbers

I believe it is a move from sickness TO health. The greatest time of measured growth for institutional, denominational-based religion … Continued

Introverts Need Not Apply

Such leadership is extremely important, especially given the instantaneous forms of communications available to denominational and global religious communities. A … Continued

We Need a Lot of Christmas

What ever happened to Christmas? I mean once Halloween is over it seems as if every merchant, every shopping mall, … Continued

Christ Calls Us To Try

Responding to alleviate suffering poverty, disease, homelessness, natural disasters, and the demeaning of the human condition by internal or external … Continued

God With Us, Not Working Against Us

The question raises the very essence of the nature of God. The belief that God is the causal agent in … Continued

Love is the Issue, Not Sex

The concept of “don’t ask don’t tell,” has been a painful failure for the U.S. military and has no place … Continued

Democracy, not Theocracy

The United States is not a theocracy, and never has been! Some would have us believe that “One Nation under … Continued

War Requires Turn to Faith

War is the ultimate definition of human failure! Faith is not lost during war but rather what is lost is … Continued