Katharine Henderson

Stories by Katharine Henderson

No safe way for prophets

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

All God’s children have a place in the choir

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

Building mosque can be a redemptive act

President Obama, after saying that building a mosque at Ground Zero fit our “commitment to religious freedom,” backtracked, saying he … Continued

Trouble the waters. Heal the world

I have vivid memories of being in civil rights marches with my father, a Presbyterian seminary professor in Louisville, Kentucky, … Continued

God and foreign policy: From the frontlines to Embassy Row

Q: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is recommending that the U.S. government develop a strategy to make religion ‘integral’ … Continued

Playing with people’s lives on Super Bowl Sunday

Q: The conservative Christian group Focus on the Family is sponsoring a pro-life ad, featuring football star Tim Tebow, during … Continued

Year of Obama and Avatar

President Obama is hands-down the biggest religion news story of the year. Last January, we Americans, a majority Christian people, … Continued

Bring on the cacophony of sound!

Q: What’s your reaction to Sunday’s decision by voters in Switzerland to ban construction of minarets, the slender towers from … Continued

Religion is not the problem, but it can help ease the pain

Q: What is the proper role of religion — and personal religious belief — in the U.S. armed forces? Should … Continued

Health care, counseling for all in the valley of the shadow of death

We as Americans have a hard time with death. We can become obsessed with the tantalizing possibility of long life, … Continued

Throw-away lives

Q: Congress is expected to expand federal hate crimes laws to add “sexual orientation” to a list that already includes … Continued

Weapons of Mass Demonization

Q: Reacting in part to recent missile tests by Iran and North Korea, President Obama and a unanimous UN Security … Continued

Religion is Risky Business

Some New York-area rabbis are planning to bring weapons to High Holy Day services this month to guard against terrorist … Continued

In the Beginning, There’s the Word…

The Texas Board of Education, the nation’s second largest purchaser of public school textbooks, is revising its K-12 social studies … Continued

Generosity in a Time of Scarcity

By Katharine HendersonAuburn Theological Seminary President After hearing about Hurricane Katrina, a small group of woman from Uganda raised almost … Continued