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Walter White and the Gospel According to ‘Breaking Bad’

RNS () — Wither Walter White? How the morality tale of a cancer-stricken chemistry teacher who transforms himself (first by … Continued

There’s something in the air: Grace

RNS () — Moments before I left Laguna Beach to drive to Long Beach one recent Friday afternoon, the U.S. … Continued

For Trayvon Martin, is there no justice?

David Goldman/ Associated Press: In this March 26, 2012 file photo Jaquan Kelley of Atlanta wears a Skittles wrapper over … Continued

Desmond Tutu wins 2013 Templeton Prize for work on forgiveness

Desmond Tutu, the former Anglican archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for his battle … Continued

Religious implications of N.Y. federal appeals court striking down DOMA

AP Edith Windsor, center, is interviewed at the offices of the New York Civil Liberties Union, in New York, on … Continued

Liberal Jewish group launches political lobbying arm

WASHINGTON — Bend the Arc, a liberal Jewish group that has advocated for social justice causes for more than 30 … Continued

Presbyterian Church, marriage equality, and a mother’s desires

AP People listen to a session of the 220th General Assembly (2012) of the Presbyterian Church (USA) on Thursday, July … Continued

Meaning of Fred Luter’s presidency to Southern Baptists

Several thousand Southern Baptist pastors, church workers, laymen and their wives, most of them elected representatives (“messengers”) from their local … Continued

The arc of the moral universe catches up with Mubarak

On March 25, 1965, having completed the third march to Montgomery, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke from the steps … Continued

Immigrant dreams and the DREAM Act

Today’s guest blogger is Marco, a DREAMer. He serves as a peer minister for Canterbury-Kenyon and enjoys prayer, poetry, and … Continued

Fixing problems

“The purely righteous do not complain about evil but add righteousness; do not complain about heresy but add faith; do … Continued

Imam Rauf can learn from Martin Luther King, Jr.

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann said that anti-Muslim rhetoric in America is bad news … Continued

Child sex abuse and women’s ordination: the Vatican’s immoral equivalency

Open mouth and insert foot–again and again and again. That must be the Vatican motto under Pope Benedict XVI. How … Continued

Faithful objection to military action

By Valerie Elverton Dixonfounder When is it justice for a member of the military to refuse orders? Is selective … Continued

Davos and the trust crisis

By Alistair Macdonald-RadcliffDirector General, C-1 World Dialogue “Doing God’s work” was an arresting way for one of the world’s leading … Continued

What’s Obama’s Religion on Facebook?

By William Wan After spending hours upon hours on Facebook for this fun story about all the crazy/intriguing things people … Continued

God’s Vote — Democracy Comes to Iran

Given the election-related turmoil in the Islamic Republic of Iran, can democracy ever take hold in a theocracy? How should … Continued

Care For One Another, But No Coddling

In tough times, do those of us who handled our finances responsibly have a moral obligation to bail out those … Continued

Warren’s Presence Taints Inauguration

November 8, 2008 was a night of ecstasy and agony. For many of us, this election demonstrated the deepest religious … Continued

Humiliation, the Flipside of Arrogance

Some Sunday in the late 1920s, a sober-faced church-school teacher looked down into my eyes and intoned “Let him who … Continued