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August 2009 Archives

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]