Economic Downturn

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The cheated generation: lack of good jobs for young adults is creating a moral crisis

New employment figures reveal young adults in the U.S. have nearly double (13.7 percent) the unemployment rate of the general … Continued

What do religious leaders want for Obama’s next four years?

WASHINGTON — Addressing poverty. Seeking reconciliation. Protecting religious freedom. Religious leaders already have their wish lists ready for President Obama’s … Continued

What is the Jewish vote? And who’s earned it to win the White House?

EPA An ultra-Orthodox Jewish voter, right, and a friend fill out write-in ballots in booths set up in a building … Continued

Why attacking Iran may give Obama a third term

AFP/GETTY IMAGES This combination of file pictures shows Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addressing a large audience at Centro Incorporated … Continued

White supremacy: The real ‘homegrown’ terrorism

GETTY IMAGES WHEATON, IL – AUGUST 06: Guests attend an interdenominational candlelight vigil at the Illinois Sikh Community Center August, … Continued

Paul Krugman as prophet?: Economic suffering is not a virtue

Damian Dovarganes AP Job seekers gather May 31, 2012, for employment opportunities at the 11th annual Skid Row Career Fair … Continued

Rick Perry ad: ‘I’ll end Obama’s war on religion’

David J. Phillip Texas Gov. Rick Perry bows his head as he leads a prayer at The Response, a call … Continued

U.S. bishops should focus on economy

Ted S. Warren From left, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, of Louisville, KY, vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic … Continued

Does Pope Benedict support Occupy Wall Street?

Vincenzo Pinto AFP/Getty Images Pope Benedict XVI waves to pilgrims in St Peter’s Square in Vatican City on Oct. 23, … Continued

Rick Perry’s prayer at The Response: “Father, our heart breaks for America” (video)

David J. Phillip AP Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at The Response, a call to prayer for a nation in … Continued

Christmas skirmishes and the war for American history

By David French This article is part of a series for the Patheos Holiday Monitor, which tracks the War on … Continued

Catholic bishops tilt to right

This Catholic’s View By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. At their meeting this week in Baltimore, the U.S. bishops signaled that … Continued

Got anxiety? Religion and political polarization today

It seems like the one thing, perhaps the only thing, a broad range of Americans can agree upon today is … Continued

As the economy crumbles, Obama makes Middle East peace

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Recently, on my radio show, Congressman Eric Cantor of Virginia, the Republican Whip, argued that President … Continued

Generosity, the new status symbol?

Is generosity the new Jaguar? The next private plane? Is philanthropy emerging as the new status symbol among those who … Continued

The dignity of pedestrians

JUST LAW AND RELIGION Michael Kessler Law is supposed to protect the life, liberty, and property of citizens. That’s part … Continued

Young Muslim voices: Defining “we”

By Jordan Robinsonprogram officer at One Nation We are all familiar with the great challenges our nation faces; high unemployment, … Continued

No Sabbath rest for job weary?

JUST LAW AND RELIGION Michael Kessler With the economic downturn and massive job losses, it seems many Americans have no … Continued

Martin Luther King’s other dream: Economic justice for all

By John GehringCatholics in Alliance for the Common Good Forty-two years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. went … Continued

Only one season for giving?

By Wess Staffordpresident and CEO, Compassion International The last two months of the year have traditionally been known as “the … Continued