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A Declaration of Independence from the culture of violence

A U.S. flag waves in the wind on a boat near the Statue of Liberty in New York. The Statue … Continued

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

Beyond a ‘loss of faith’

Fifty-nine thousand-plus On Faith readers recommended Thomas L. Day’s November 11th essay “Penn State, my final loss of faith.” Thirty-three … Continued

My father, my roommate

In this 1964 photo, Sergent Shriver posed with his family at the Shriver home near Rockville, Md. From left are: … Continued

Living with ghosts of the Holocaust

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft Many if not most children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors live with ghosts. We are haunted … Continued

One year after Cairo: Young Muslim Americans the new beginning

On June 4, 2009, President Obama gave a speech at Cairo University. The President said he had come to Cairo … Continued

Serve the poor, but don’t surrender to them

Q: Illegal immigrants are flouting U.S. laws, but does affluent America (or Arizona for that matter) have a larger moral … Continued

The fine line between persuasion and manipulation

Q: Is there a problem with proselytism overseas by U.S. religious groups? Isn’t sharing one’s faith part of religious freedom? … Continued

Faith and farming

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall We’re seeing many calls to conscience these days. Nibbling breakfast, I clicked on 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

“God Gulf” Hurts Women

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall The “God Gulf,” title of a chapter in Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book, … Continued

End Game in Sri Lanka

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall One of the world’s longest running and nastiest wars, in Sri Lanka, may be … Continued

Unkind Cuts

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Gender, sexuality, and religion have plenty of third rails – topics where passions run … Continued

De-Militarizing Young Israelis and Palestinians

Today’s guest blogger is David Ellis, a Development Associate at the Interfaith Youth Core. David graduated in June of 2008 … Continued

In Defense of Sonal Shah

When I heard that Indian American Sonal Shah was named to be part of the Obama transition, I thought to … Continued

Change the World: Yes We Can!

There’s a broad consensus that President-elect Obama has at least four huge priorities: to tackle the economic crisis, invent a … Continued

Lincoln, Kennedy and Obama

The elections have come and gone and America is still here, standing tall with millions of people holding on to … Continued

Abortion’s Vote for Obama

When Barack Obama admitted to Joe the Plumber that he planned on spreading the wealth around, he didn’t mention that … Continued

Generation Service

When the history of my generation is written, national service will be considered our most important contribution to America. It … Continued

God Fits In Your Carry-On

Kak della? How are things? A little stressful here. It’s two days until I leave for a two-month trip to … Continued