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The Nats need me

(Toni L. Sandys/THE WASHINGTON POST) As the Washington Nationals struggle to claw their way above .500 in winning percentage, fans … Continued

Memorial Day: Thoughts and Prayers For Those Who Served — and Those Who Are Still Fighting

While you are enjoying your day off and your fried chicken and potato salad, just remember those who fought and those who died.

Putting the meaning in ‘weening

AP Sophia Davila searches for the right pumpkin to be carved into a jack-o-lantern this Halloween at John Ackerman’s pumpkin … 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

Memorial Day becomes religious battleground

Streeter Lecka GETTY IMAGES Is there a way to re-think battles over how we remember the fallen? Monday, May 28th … Continued

May 21, 2011: Harold Camping says the end is near

By Elizabeth Tenety In this Dec. 17, 2010 photo in Raleigh, N.C., Allison Warden poses with her car showing a … Continued

Confronting ‘history’s longest hatred’

By Rabbi Abraham Cooper It’s been called history’s longest hatred. The last aging survivors of Auschwitz see everywhere evidence that … Continued

Big spill, big thoughts

The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a widening environmental, economic and political crisis. Is it also … Continued

Sinking stewardship

By Matthew Sleethexecutive director, Blessed Earth This past Sunday, many thousands of gallons of oil spewed into the bottom of … Continued

Redeeming religious laughter

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall One of South Africa’s leading papers, The Mail & Guardian, announced last Friday that … Continued

Memorial Day Reflections

One Hindu-American immigrant says Namaste to all those who have served, are serving and will serve.

An oil-driven Memorial Day

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler Memorial Day 2010 will go down in history as all about oil. As … Continued

Religion’s glorious complexity

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall My grandmother, a very wise woman, gave me a piece of advice that sticks … Continued

Fathers and Families

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Here’s a topic that deserves center stage this Father’s Day: family planning. It’s an … Continued

Memory Stronger Than Von Brunn

By Kelly When I first heard of Wednesday’s shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Museum my immediate thought was, “Mrs. … Continued

Religion-Based Terror in Wichita, Washington

The Holocaust Museum murder and the murder of Dr. Tiller at his church in Wichita share several characteristics: 1. Both … Continued

Conscientious Objectors of WWII

By Steven J. Taylorprofessor, Syracuse University “Mental Hospitals Are Again Under Fire” read an editorial describing critiques of state institutions … Continued

What About the Child?

What should be done when parents rely on religion instead of medicine to heal sick children? Recent cases involving parents … Continued

Child Sacrifice Persists, and We’re All Complicit

What should be done when parents rely on religion instead of medicine to heal sick children? Of course, child sacrifice … Continued

Progressive Faith Groups Advertise on Christian Radio

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Christian radio sure has been hearing a lot from liberal- and progressive-backed groups lately. It’s a … Continued