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A plea for common sense and compassion in the immigration debate

A rosary rests between the hands of two protesters during a vigil on immigration policy. (Jonathan Gibby – GETTY IMAGES) … Continued

Catholic bishops fail to agree on statement on the economy

BALTIMORE — A divided Catholic hierarchy on Tuesday (Nov. 13) failed to agree on a statement about the economy after … Continued

The family man campaign

GETTY IMAGES Let us pause from one of the most divisive presidential campaigns in modern American history to contemplate an … Continued

Sex-selective abortion hypocrisy

The “pro-choice” community was backed into a difficult, and illogical, position last week, a consequence of their own actions. While … Continued

‘A nation of Osteens and Obamas’

Bill O’Leary WASHINGTON POST Evangelist Joel Osteen brings his revival show to Nationals Park on April, 29, 2012 in Washington, … Continued

Blacks say atheists were unseen civil rights heroes

Think of the civil rights movement and chances are the image that comes to mind is of the Rev. Martin … Continued

Tea-publicans and the Know-Nothing recycle

The Tea Party paints itself as something new in American politics: it is not. United States’ history has always harbored … Continued

“Shame on you”: religious leaders denounce biogotry against Muslims

The Islamic Society of North America convened a group of American religious leaders, Jewish, Christian and Muslim, at the National … Continued

Young Muslim voices: Self-definition as freedom

By Su’ad Abdul KhabeerDepartment of Anthropology, Princeton University Critical Self-Definition is the most significant challenge facing American Muslim communities today. … Continued

The gospel truth behind Beck’s inartful words

(Originally published on my blog) Fox News broadcaster Glenn Beck is famous for launching verbal grenades, and he did so … Continued

Martin Luther King’s other dream: Economic justice for all

By John GehringCatholics in Alliance for the Common Good Forty-two years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. went … Continued

Faith and climate change in Copenhagen

By Richard Cizikpresident, New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good The reality of the 21st century that President Barack Obama … Continued

Christians losing their way

By Richard Stearns and Lamar VestAmerican Bible Society/World Vision Rick Warren, perhaps the nation’s best-known pastor, was stunned. “I went … Continued

Defending Darwin’s science by taming social Darwinism

By Gregory Paulresearcher, author One hundred and fifty years after Charles Darwin’s world changing “On the Origin of the Species” … Continued

Praying for Glenn Beck

By David Waters Fox Newsevangelist Glenn Beck might be the most prayed for man in America at the moment — … Continued

4 Ways to Judge “Values Voter Summit”

By Robert P. Jonespresident, Public Religion Research This weekend, conservative Christian activists will gather at the fourth annual “Values Voter … Continued

Richard Cizik’s New Venture

By Jacqueline L. Salmon The Rev. Richard Cizik, the National Association of Evangelicals lobbyist who was forced to resign after … Continued

Render Unto Caesar

Presidents really ought to stay out of religious situations. They ought not issue days of prayer or fasting; they should … Continued

No Need to Repent for Choice

Father Jay Scott Newman, a priest in the Roman Catholic church, thinks that every Catholic who voted for President-elect Barack … Continued

Obama’s Community Organizing: The Thousand Points of Light?

Barack Obama’s years of service as a community organizer were disparaged during last week’s Republican National Convention. Of course, the … Continued