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Yom Kippur in Israel: Immense quiet

Oded Balilty AP An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man holds a chicken during the Kaparot ritual, in which it is believed that … Continued

Eagle Scout pushes against Scouts ban on gays one member, council at a time‎

AP A member of a Boy Scout troop in Washington state carries an American flag along Main Street in Walla … Continued

Gandhi goes to Wall Street

Spencer Platt GETTY IMAGES Demonstrators opposed to corporate profits on Wall Street march in the Financial District on September 26, … Continued

Mother Teresa and transubstantiation: living vs. knowing the faith

The September 2010 Pew Survey on religious knowledge ranked Catholics – especially Latino Catholics — at the bottom, putting atheists … Continued

Don’t convert Ground Zero to a monument to intolerance

Much political hay will be made about the building of an Islamic cultural center in Lower Manhattan near the site … Continued

Who wins when the U.S. restricts religious freedom?

Today’s guest blogger is Jim Wallis, the author of Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street — … 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

Beck’s worst nightmare: Early church was socialist

Q:Fox News commentator Glenn Beck claims that faith-based calls for “social justice” are really ideological calls for “forced redistribution of … Continued

It’s about Biblical social justice, not Wallis or Beck

Q:Fox News commentator Glenn Beck claims that faith-based calls for “social justice” are really ideological calls for “forced redistribution of … Continued

Wallis is right on the money

The reason Glenn Beck has decided to attack Rev. Jim Wallis of Sojourners is because Wallis is an Evangelical Christian … Continued

Jim Wallis’s moral vision

In my work as Executive Director of Interfaith Youth Core, I get to be on stage with a lot of … Continued

God suffers with those who suffer

Q: Many have criticized Pat Robertson’s suggestion that the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti was the work of the devil or … Continued

Maureen Dowd’s metaphors of hate

I have no reason to believe that New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd hates Jews, but after reading her November … Continued

Fort Hood shooter attacked Muslims, too

By Muqtedar KhanDirector of Islamic Studies, University of Delaware The American Muslim community is experiencing shock, disbelief and apprehension as … Continued

Cell Phones vs. Chadors in Tehran

From Capitol Hill to Main Street, it’s amazing how many people think the fight in Iran is a battle between … Continued

On Wall Street and Main Street

Yes, Satan exists. That ominous figure can be seen on Wall Street, operating where greed threatens the nation. That ugly … Continued

The Financial Gangs of New York

By Peter LaarmanExecutive Director, Progressive Christians Uniting Why are President Obama and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner so bloody deferential to … Continued

My Brother’s Keeper? What About Us?

In the politicizing that is going on about the economy, I keep asking myself, “What about us?” Those of us … Continued

Pack the Bags and Fold the Tent of Fear

Fear about the Economy or Anger on the Campaign Trail? The moral bankruptcy of the McCain-Palin is apparent for all … Continued

Ancient Wisdom for a Contemporary Economic Crises

The economy is behaving in ways that many of us have never seen and have only heard about from those … Continued