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Political discourse: a family affair

AP This photo combo shows President Barack Obama in Chapel Hill, N.C. on April 24, 2012, and Republican presidential candidate, … Continued

Faith-based organizations to make new commitments at London Family Planning Summit

When the British government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation bring together governments, donors, civil society, the private sector … Continued

Faith in future generations

Malcolm Linton GETTY IMAGES A child hangs in a scale as relief workers determine his level of malnutrition at a … Continued

Jews ask pope to push for aid worker’s release in Cuba

WASHINGTON — Pope Benedict XVI will use his upcoming trip to Cuba to press for the release of Alan Gross, … Continued

White House names new advisors to faith-based office

By Michelle Boorstein Then-Senator Barack Obama speaks speaks to the media during his presidential campaign at Eastside Community Ministry in … Continued

Faith and development: exploring the link

By Katherine Marshall The trains run exactly on time in Switzerland, and when it snowed in Bern last week the … Continued

Roads from Rome

By Katherine Marshall FAITH IN ACTION There was such a flurry of activity in Rome last week that it seemed … Continued

Decent Work for Labor Day

Jobs and spirituality rarely occur in the same phrase, yet few states are as soul-destroying as unemployment and for many … Continued

What do the White House’s faith offices DO, exactly?

By Michelle Boorstein Sure, some people know that the White House oversees a dozen faith-based offices in different federal agencies, … Continued

Generals come and go but religious repression of women remains

The front page news out of Afghanistan this week is, of course, the firing by President Obama of Gen. Stanley … Continued

Young leaders against malaria

Today’s guest bloggers are Tim Brauhn and Hafsa Arain. Tim and Hafsa have spent the last 8 months working together … Continued

Students on a mission

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall In airports nowadays it’s quite common to see groups of people, young and old, … Continued

What Catholics can teach Glenn Beck

By John GehringCatholics in Alliance for the Common Good While it’s generally not worth spilling any ink over Glenn Beck, … Continued

Does Wall of Separation extend overseas?

By David Waters Should the federal government pay for a Bible-based sex education program? What if the program instructed youth … Continued

Why no Hindu or Buddhist representation?

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

Moralism without morality

Unorthodoxy By Patrick J. Deneen A recent post on this site raises some serious issues, and I think reveals a … Continued

A religious view of ‘development’

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall As a development practitioner who also teaches about development, I have tended to take … Continued

A Mission, Not a Trip

By Mariette D. Phillips MATOLA, Mozambique — Bouncing over a sandy, rutted road in southeastern Africa in a church van … Continued

Muslim Charity Teams Up with U.S. Government

By Jacqueline L. Salmon I’ve written in a previous post about American Muslim charities that are using various vetting processes … Continued

USAID Audit Shows Possible Religious Programs

An interesting story today by Collum Lynch about an audit into the U.S. Agency for International Development under Bush administration, … Continued