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The new evangelical ethic around immigration reform

Over 150 prominent evangelical leaders have signed on to a national letter asking for common-sense immigration reform.

Pope delights crowds with his informality, message of reform

RIO DE JANEIRO — In one of the most inclusive gestures of his visit here, Pope Francis donned a headdress … Continued

Nuns on the Bus push Congress to pass immigration reform

WASHINGTON — The “Nuns on the Bus” are back from their 6,800-mile trek across the U.S., but their hardest job … Continued

Roman Catholic leaders need to get rid of their groupthink

Recent events prompt a stating of the obvious. The Roman Catholic Church is not now, nor has it ever been, … Continued

Getting back on the path to decency

Nothing will get better in our troubled and divided nation until we take to heart three lessons about what it … Continued

Moving forward requires letting go of the past

Comparing today with yesterday is a popular yet pointless pastime. For one thing, we rarely remember yesterday accurately. More to … Continued

Ohio congressman on a mission to bring meditation to the masses

By age 35, Congressman Tim Ryan had been one of Ohio’s youngest state senators, served two terms in the U.S. … Continued

The state of anti-sharia bills

Earlier this month, before the furor over several proposed abortion bills threw Virginia into the national spotlight, another controversial bill … Continued

Forgiveness, a fresh start

Recently I went into our local Rite Aid in McLean, Virginia. As you might imagine, the place was packed with … Continued

Millennials, Boomers and the search for meaning

Decades back, when many of us Boomers went off to college, the purpose for that four year experience seemed twofold. … Continued

At Occupy Wall Street, God is in the air

HENNY RAY ABRAMS AP A coalition of clergy carried a “False Idol” to the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti … Continued

A ‘Nobel’ way to live

“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” So mused humorist Mark Twain upon learning of his premature obituary in … Continued

Southern Sudan: welcome to the newest country in the world

A new sign greets passengers disembarking from the flight that carried them to Juba International Airport. The message is simple … Continued

Joel Osteen: ‘Homosexuality is a sin’

By Elizabeth Tenety Known for his focus on uplifting Christian messages and ability to stay away from controversial social and … Continued

Ten most significant cultural trends of the last decade

By Andy Crouch Ten years is a very short time. As I reflect on the world in 2011 compared to … Continued

Muslim-American groups give Obama mixed reviews

By Michelle Boorstein President Obama thrilled Muslims around the world one year ago with a speech in Cairo in which … Continued

Immigration: Am I my brother’s keeper?

Illegal immigrants are flouting U.S. laws, but does affluent America (or Arizona for that matter) have a larger moral or … Continued

Dr. Benjamin Hooks: ‘A Christian first’

By David Waters The first person Rev. Benjamin Hooks baptized when he became pastor of Greater Middle Baptist Church in … Continued

Accentuating the Positive

Journalists rarely pursue stories of interfaith dialogue with much enthusiasm. A yawn is the more common reaction. And in the … Continued

Fighting Corruption: The Missing Link

Around the world, religious leaders have often been at the forefront of fighting corruption, but you would never know that … Continued