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Demand legal protection: It’s okay to be gay at work

Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg You can still be fired for being gay in 29 states, and for being transgender in … Continued

The RUSH Act: Doing what’s right for Holocaust survivors

In our advocacy work for one of the largest charitable networks on the continent, The Jewish Federations of North America, … Continued

‘Nuns on the bus’ leader: Power to the people – below the poverty line

AP Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of Network, speaks during a stop on the first day of a nine-state Nuns … Continued

Foremost rabbinic authority in the world dies at 102

JERUSALEM — Rabbi Yosef Elyashiv, considered by many the foremost rabbinic authority in the Jewish world, died in Jerusalem on … Continued

What Mormon women want

Carlos Osorio AP In this Feb. 28, 2012 photo, Ann Romney introduces Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney … Continued

The end of ‘compassionate conservatism’?

The Republican presidential candidates competing for the affections of Florida voters have plenty of labels with which to tar each … Continued

Saving good government: Obama’s recess appointments

President Barack Obama says he won’t take ‘no’ as an answer from Republicans, so he’s going around them to appoint … Continued

A shocking dose of post-wedding reality

Just twenty-four hours after our wedding in Washington, DC, we were passed the airport security and on the flight that … Continued

U.S. bishops should focus on economy

Ted S. Warren From left, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, of Louisville, KY, vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic … Continued

Real life faith heroes from 2010

As voted by the Religion Newswriters Association’s members, among the year’s most consequential religion newsmakers were Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, … Continued

Are tax cuts for the wealthy morally wrong?

By Vincent Miller As midterm elections approach, millions of unemployed Americans struggle to find work and new Census data show … Continued

Should Church control access to health care?

By Nancy Northuppresident, Center for Reproductive Rights Opinion pages of U.S. newspapers lambasted a decision by St. Joseph’s Hospital, a … Continued

Roe v. Wade v. Civility

With the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade ruling approaching, perhaps it is time for human civility to enter the dialogue.

Nopenhagen: Not There Yet

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall I’m dreading my son Patrick’s caustic comments about Copenhagen when he gets home from … Continued

Obama’s Faith-Based Council Sticks to Middle Ground

CLARIFICATION: Below I said that task force members who wrote the report disagreed about whether groups that are subcontractors (people … 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

Measuring Poverty in America

By Rabbi Steve Gutow and Melissa Boteach This Shabbat, Jews will read from the book of Numbers, the Torah portion … Continued

Erring on the Side of Compassion

Tough question. Tough, because I find myself conflicted. Sure, the textbook answer is easy. Jesus Christ told us to care … Continued

Moses, Martin and Obama

There is much recognized symbolism in the coinciding timeframe of President-elect Barack Obama’s swearing-in and Martin Luther King Day. Eighty … Continued

Should Wealthy Nations Tithe to the Poor?

One Sunday last month, I visited the Messiah Baptist Church in East Orange, N.J. I always feel comfortable in church, … Continued