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Pope Francis: Wasting food is like stealing from the poor

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Wednesday (June 5) denounced consumerism and what he called the “culture of waste” of … Continued

Longing for an Arab-Israeli Spring

EPA A Palestinian child stands on a destroyed house after an Israeli air strike in Khan Younis in the southern … Continued

Should Obama reach out to the Catholic bishops?

AP President Obama pauses as he speaks at the election night partyin Chicago on Nov. 7, 2012. One group of … Continued

Homeless find support on Facebook, Twitter

Here’s something everyone can “like”: Social media fosters community, even for those who don’t have a home. A new study … Continued

In Philadelphia parks, churches fight to feed the homeless

Church ministries have been feeding homeless people in Philadelphia’s public parks for decades – not as a charitable gesture, but … Continued

With Chick-fil-A fight, progressive mayors get their ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ moment

ROBERT MACPHERSON AFP/GETTY IMAGES Protesters hold signs and shout slogans outside a Chick-fil-A food truck in a demonstration organized by … Continued

Is homeless crackdown a sign of compassion fatigue?

A growing number of cities across the United States are making it harder to be homeless. Philadelphia recently banned outdoor … Continued

In SXSW ‘homeless hotspots,’ have we lost our humanity?

So many homeless, and such a need in today’s society for fast Internet access–put them together and what have you … Continued

Haiti: unexpected joy amid the ruins

Haitians gather for a church service on the earthquake anniversary in front of the capitol building. Photo Credit: Thomas Hurst … Continued

A verdict on faith-based partnerships under Obama and Bush

“Obama stimulus pours millions into faith-based groups,” read the title of a December 3, 2010, Politico article. It reported that … Continued

To the Class of 2010

Stanford has always played a unique role in the American imagination. It is a symbol of the American myth of … Continued

Helping Haiti because it makes us feel good

Whenever natural disasters strike, there follows an outpouring of humanity. We have a deeply evolved psychological need to help people … Continued

Going glocal: a World Bank parable

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Believe it or not, the term ‘glocalization’ has entered the vocabulary enough to appear … Continued

Fearing Ramadan, Embracing Ramadan

The past couple of weeks, I’ve been keeping the refrigerator door open a bit longer than usual, staring at the … Continued

Cutting and Keeping Deals with God

I’ve started hanging out at the Cathedral of St. Matthew in downtown DC. It’s a great old church, with gilt … Continued

Why I Try to Serve God and Others

When I was living in community with homeless people at the St Francis Catholic Worker House on the north side … Continued

No One is Guaranteed a Free Pass into Heaven

My unwavering belief in humanity’s ultimate accountability before God is the driving force of my everyday existence. The importance of … Continued

On Admiring the Religious Other

Brother Wayne Teasdale was like a character out of a movie, a cross between Zorba the Greek, St. Francis of … Continued

Homeless, not Heartless

Two things worried me one recent Thursday evening as I entered the United Methodist church in Burke, a suburb in … Continued