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Honoring the Kennedy Legacy: The Moral Case for Health Care Reform

posted by guestblogger

John Gehring is Senior Writer and Deputy Communications Director for Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good. As the nation mourns the loss of Sen. Ted Kennedy, there is no more fitting way to honor the legacy of this prolific […]

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Senator Edward Kennedy: A Man of Faith and Friend of Religious Freedom

posted by Chloe Breyer

The Reverend Chloe Breyer is the Director of the Interfaith Center in New York City. Whether advocating for the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Family and Medical Leave Act, the Head Start Expansion Act, or the Fair Housing Amendment, Senator […]

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A Progressive Life

posted by Diana Butler Bass

I can’t say that I always loved Ted Kennedy.  For years, I have agreed with the issues he fought for–especially regarding his concern for the sick, the poor, and the elderly.  But, I confess, Senator Kennedy’s personal behavior often proved […]

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The Faith, Values and Politcs of Senator Edward Kennedy

posted by Paul Raushenbush

Senator Edward Kennedy has died. It is not unexpected but his death marks an end of the era of the Kennedy brothers and their profound contributions to America.  I titled this post The Faith, Value and Politics of Senator Edward Kennedy after […]

Love Thy Roommate: Advice for College From the Princeton Chapel

posted by Paul Raushenbush

You are off to college! As you pack your coolest clothes, decide on posters for your wall, and assemble your electronics – I hope you can find room for a piece of timeless advice (some even call it a commandment) […]

Lutheran Gay Rights!

posted by guestblogger

Timothy Palmer is the Director of Policy and Communication at the Religious Institute: Faithful Voices on Sexuality and Religion Those of us who are both openly gay and openly Christian (and happily reconciled in the two) are used to the deliberate pace […]

Threats and Acts of Violence from the Right Fringe – What is a Repubican Senator to Do?

posted by Paul Raushenbush

This op-ed by the New York Times Frank Rich called Guns of August articulates what I have been thinking for the last months.  Two months ago I wrote a piece on the shooting at the holocaust museum and before that […]

Christianizing the Health Care Debate

posted by Paul Raushenbush

It is time to Christianize the health care debate.  Ok, before the radical atheists come at me with their blazing keyboards let me explain the reference.  A hundred years ago  my great grandfather Walter Rauschenbusch wrote a book called Christianizing […]

Woman Yells ‘Heil Hitler’ at Israeli Man talking about Health Care

posted by Paul Raushenbush

If you want to see how sad America’s health care ‘debate’ has become watch this woman taunt an Israeli man for talking about Israel’s national health care system that cares for the soldiers.  After she yells Heil Hitler he tells […]

The Health Care Call with Faith Leaders and President Obama

posted by Paul Raushenbush

I tried to get on the health care call for faith leaders last night but it was full up! They expected 30,000 or so, but got over 140,000.  Frustrating for me but good news for the country. I listened today and […]

Three Responses to a Conservative Critic on Health Care Reform

posted by Brian McLaren

cross posted on Sojourners and Brian Mclaren.net Just recieved this: I am one of the conservative Christians you refer to in your letter. I did not and still do not support President Obama although I do know that there is […]

Barney Frank at a Health Care Forum

posted by Paul Raushenbush

Health Care forums have gotten kinda crazy so it is nice to hear someone just tell it like it is: Rep Barney Franks gives the people what they may or may not want at his health care forum: 

Interfaith Health Care Reform

posted by guestblogger

Katherine Marshall is a senior fellow at Georgetown’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, a Visiting Professor, and a senior advisor for the World Bank. Cross posted from WashingtonPost’s Georgetown On Faith. Hospital waiting rooms are glum places […]

Note to Ed Schultz: It is the Apocalypse, Friend

posted by Diana Butler Bass

Yesterday, Ed Schultz posed a question on both his radio program and his MSNBC show:  Where is the religious community on health care?  Ed, a Christian who admits he is not a regular churchgoer, sees the issue in pretty simple […]

Health Care and Dispatches from the Conservative Underground

posted by guestblogger

John Gehring is Deputy Communications Director and Senior Writer for Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good   It’s not every day you see a commentary penned by a Catholic priest with this headline: Bishops Wrong: Health Care Not a […]

Terri Schiavo, End of Life, and the Health Care Debate

posted by Paul Raushenbush

The last and only public policy debate we had about health care and end of life issues was the Terri Schiavo case. No wonder the conversation has turned hysterical.  End of life medical ethics are not abstract.  All of us will […]

Lying and Truth-telling in the Health Care Debate

posted by Paul Raushenbush

Jim Wallis wrote a great piece in Huffingtonpost on the latest lying by the religous and non- religious right in regards to health care reform: I have said that one important moral principle for the health care debate is truth-telling. […]

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When Generosity, Love, and Kindness are Public Policy, the Violence We Saw in Arizona will Dramatically Diminish
The attempted assassination of Congresswoman Giffords and the murder of so many others in Arizona has elicited a number of policy suggestions, from gun control to private protection for elected officials, to banning incitement to violence on ...

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The Spiritual Messages of Chanukah and Christmas -- and Their Downsides
Christmas and Chanukah share a spiritual message: that it is possible to bring light and hope in a world of darkness, oppression and despair. But whereas Christmas focuses on the birth of a single individual whose life and mission was itself ...

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Obama (and Biden) Have No Clue About What's Bothering Their Political Base
Shortly before the California Democratic primary in 2008, the San Fransisco Chronicle invited me to write a short article explaining why I, chair of the interfaithNetwork of Spiritual Progressives, was supporting Barack Obama. Like ...

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