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Leaving religion but finding community

Mark Poprocki / iStock In my nearly twenty years reporting on Americana Christianity, I’ve observed a growing number of Christians … Continued

Joel Hunter pays a price for political activism

LONGWOOD, Fla.  (RNS)  There’s a price to pay for becoming the voice of moderate conservatism and coalition politics. Even more … Continued

The idolatry of the gun

REUTERS A customer tests a Glock 20 10mm handgun at the Guns-R-Us gun shop in Phoenix on Dec. 20, 2012. … Continued

Nuns group: We are not leaving the church

WASHINGTON — A leader of the group of Catholic nuns who are facing a crackdown from the Vatican said Thursday … Continued

Vatican showdown the latest chapter in Sister Pat Farrell’s dramatic life

Though she is at the center of one of the biggest crises in the Catholic Church today, Sister Pat Farrell … Continued

Episcopal churches: Short on politics, sexuality debates and long on Jesus

AP Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde, Washington’s first female and ninth Episcopal Bishop, smiles during her consecration service at the Washington … Continued

‘Old Catholics’ embrace new movements

Archbishop Michael Seneco, of Washington, D.C., is a gay man who plans to marry his longtime partner in September. Bishop … Continued

National Cathedral a broken building for a broken world

As I made the 12-hour flight back to Washington from Iran this past September, I reflected on the American hikers’ … Continued

Faith and social justice

“The black church, as we know it, is dead.” This was the claim made by my friend and Princeton professor, … Continued

Peace, love & Lennon

In an age when heroes are routinely deconstructed and where human frailty is celebrated with more vigor than virtue, it’s … Continued

Beck’s infusion of religion into civic life

By Becky Garrison Father James Martin, SJ reflects how one can find some underlying Christian reasons for confronting hypocrisy: “Remember … Continued

Can religion solve conflicts in the Middle East?

By Bishop Dr. Munib A. YounanCommon Ground News Is religion the problem in the Middle East conflict? Or can religion … Continued

Get out of Afghanistan

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued

Fort Hood shooting a flashback to ‘fragging’

Asking ” “What effect will the Fort Hood shootings have on the American public’s perception of Islam?” asks us to … Continued

Disarmament Is a Pro-Life Issue

The recent and unanimous vote of the U.N. Security Council endorsing nuclear disarmament is cause for rejoicing in Catholic America. … Continued

Spiritual Counsel to the G8

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall The annual ritual of the G8 Summit is upon us. There are plenty about … Continued

Sojourners’ Jim Wallis: No Longer a Voice in the Wilderness

Jacqueline L. Salmon Two years ago, attendees to the annual Sojourners conference barely filled the sanctuary of a downtown D.C. … Continued

Rick Warren: A Public Educator Worthy of Honor

Rick Warren is a sensible man who represents the center of American Christianity. Christian ideas and culture are part of … Continued

First Ever Faith Caucus at DNC

At noon today people of faith caucused at the Democratic National Convention for the first time in the history of … Continued

Peace and Ethics in the Mideast

Dear friends, I am writing this out of personal experience and my own individual ethical concern, not on behalf of … Continued