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Stop Religious and Political Hate Speech Against the President

posted by Paul Raushenbush

***update*** Read Thomas Friedman’s piece in today’s New York Times about the parallels between this time in America with President Obama and the time before Rabin was assassinated in Israel in 1995.   As Progressive Revival readers know, I am worried about the level […]

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Yes Sen. Inhofe, God is “up there” – and God is Pissed

posted by Paul Raushenbush

Senator Inhofe is known for his denial of climate change by relying on an ever dwindling number of scientists who believe that our present global warming is part of a cyclical warming and cooling, and insist that human produced pollution […]

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The Problem with the Ten Commandments

posted by Diana Butler Bass

ABC’s Nightline has been running a series on the Ten Commandments in which they explore the issues and dimensions of each commandment in contemporary society.   Tonight’s commandment:  Thou shalt not commit adultery. The series is interesting and, in many ways, […]

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Dear Imam, Rabbi or Pastor: The Wrong Embryo Was Implanted, Can We Talk?

posted by guestblogger

Kate M. Ott, Ph.D. is the Associate Director of The Religious Institute: Faithful Voices on Sexuality and Religion   On Monday, Carolyn and Sean Savage of Sylvania, Ohio, told the national audience of the Today Show that Carolyn was implanted […]

Praying for Peace (is not as easy as it sounds)

posted by Paul Raushenbush

Praying for peace is not as easy as it sounds.  Praying for peace requires two separate but related beliefs.  The first belief is that prayer ‘works’ and that our meditations and/or petitions to God can affect the material world and can change […]

A Choice for Catholic Bishops: Confrontation or Engagement?

posted by guestblogger

John Gehring is Media Director and Senior Writer for Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good Catholic progressives are not the only faithful worried about the dangers posed by some U.S. church leaders turning away from civil engagement in the […]

TIME Magazine Story Highlights Moral Crisis in Vieques

posted by Eric Sapp

What would you do if you found out that people in your neighborhood had a 30% higher cancer rate, 25% higher infant mortality rate, and 95% higher cirrhosis of the liver rate than the surrounding area?  Then you found out […]

Jimmy Carter Calls it Racism

posted by Paul Raushenbush

I have been noticing a racial tinge to the health care reform protests.  But after seeing the sea of angry white faces holding signs with Obama as an African Witch Doctor, and other signs commenting about his Muslim heritage, I […]

Thanks Glenn Beck – This ‘Socialism’ Sounds Great!

posted by Paul Raushenbush

It’s been 20 years since the Berlin wall fell and the Soviet Union officially collapsed. And it has been about that amount of time since socialism served as a buzz word in American political life. Now, thanks to Glenn Beck, […]

Building on the Hopeful Aspects of Obama’s Health Care Speech and Helping Him Get Beyond His Internal Contradictions

posted by Michael Lerner

Media analyses of President Obama’s health care speech were divided on whether he had indicated serious support for a public option or had, instead, cleverly tossed a bone of “recognition” to the progressives while simultaneously demanding that they drop their […]

The Moral “We”

posted by Diana Butler Bass

Earlier today, I wondered if the President would return to hope in tonight’s health care speech.  He did.  And he did even more. President Obama made the moral case for health care reform by appealing to the best aspects of […]

Hope and Healing

posted by Diana Butler Bass

I was too young to remember President John F. Kennedy.  My mother worked on his campaign and hauled her baby (me) along with her to pass out literature.  She assures me that one of my first words was “k-e-n-d-y.”  I […]

REM/Move On – We Can’t Wait Health Care Video

posted by Paul Raushenbush

In case you didn’t see this:

Obama’s ‘Real’ Talk to Students (warning, humor involved)

posted by Paul Raushenbush

Andy Ostroy over at Huffingtonpost discovered the ‘real’ text of President Obama’s talk to students.  The White House on Monday released the text of President Barack Obama’s highly controversial speech to the nation’s school children Tuesday. As expected and feared […]

Labor Day Prayers

posted by Paul Raushenbush

On this Labor Day try something different – pray for rights and justice for all who work and the dignity and the success of all who are seeking work.   Creating God,  You made the heavens and the earth and your work […]

US Torture Programs – Obama’s Mixed Progress (by George Hunsinger)

posted by guestblogger

George Hunsinger teaches at Princeton Theological Seminary.  He is the Founder of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (http://www.nrcat.org).   Since the signing of the Executive Orders in January 2009, the record of the new administration on torture has been […]

Conservative Cafeteria Catholics

posted by Paul Raushenbush

I found this article over at Religion Dispatches about how conservatives Catholics are cafeteria Catholics in their own way:  “Cafeteria Catholics” is a term often used by conservatives to describe members of the church who are not in alignment with Church […]

The MBA Oath and Morally Mature Capitalism

posted by Paul Raushenbush

In this time of questioning the moral compass of the business community it is nice to see that some students have signed a self imposed a moral code for students in MBA programs.  This summer I spoke at the Chautauqua […]

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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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