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Copenhagen, Climate Change and Why it Matters to Women

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Sung-ok Lee is the Assistant General Secretary of the Section of Christian Social Action, Women’s Division of the United Methodist Women. For many in government and industry circles, the discussion around the topic of climate change crisis focuses on energy […]

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The Stupak Amendment and why the Post Card Campaign would make it easy to Hate Catholics Right Now

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Rev. Donna Schaper is the Senior Pastor at the Judson Memorial Church in New York City.     William James in his marvelous book, THE VARIETIES OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE, speaks of the transition from Catholicism to Protestantism as the transition […]

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Pro-Football, Injury, and Clear Christian Conscience

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Tom Krattenmaker is a Portland, Oregon-based writer specializing in religion in public life and a member of the USA Today Board of Contributors. He is the author of the new book “Onward Christian Athletes“ examining Christian engagement with pro sports.              It’s […]

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Big Oil, Corporate Responsibility and Catholic Guilt

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John Gehring is the Media Director and Senior Writer for Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good As an urbanite fortunate to live within walking distance of work and trendy restaurants, I rarely drive these days. But running late to […]

Religious Voices for Gay Rights at the National Equality March

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Timothy Palmer is the Director of Communication and Outreach at the Religious Institute: Faith Voices on Sexuality and Religion People of faith will be conspicuous at the National Equality March in Washington this weekend.  I don’t remember hearing religious voices at my first March […]

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

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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 […]

A Choice for Catholic Bishops: Confrontation or Engagement?

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Lutheran Gay Rights!

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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 […]

Interfaith Health Care Reform

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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 […]

Health Care and Dispatches from the Conservative Underground

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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 […]

Confession of a Predatory Lender (by Carol Howard Merritt)

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Rev. Carol Howard Merritt is the Pastor at Western Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. and the author of Tribal Church: Ministering to the Missing Generation. I walk through the shiny car salesroom, down the hall, into my comfortable business manager […]

What Would Jesus Do About Needles and HIV/AIDS?

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William Martin is a Senior Fellow for Religion and Public Policy at the James A. Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University   First, consider the relevant facts:   The sharing of needles by injecting drug users contributes significantly […]

March 10th Statement of H.H. the Dalai Lama

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Today is the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan people’s peaceful uprising against Communist China’s repression in Tibet. Since last March widespread peaceful protests have erupted across the whole of Tibet. Most of the participants were youths born and brought up after […]

Sex and Religion Kiss in Texas Public Schools

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Ryan Valentine serves as the Deputy Director for the Texas Freedom Network, a nonpartisan organization of religious and community leaders who advocate a mainstream agenda of religious freedom and individual liberties.   The only thing more controversial than teaching about […]

‘The Dalai Lama Is My Primary Model for a Life of Realization’

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Guest post by Sharon Salzberg, co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Mass., and The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. I went to India in March of 2008, journeying there for the first time in 12 years. For over three […]

Marriage Matters: Why California Must Overturn Prop 8

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Guest Post by Rev. Debra W. Haffner, Director, Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing – a multifaith organization with more than 4400 religious leaders in its network The California Supreme Court will hear arguments today to invalidate Prop […]

Slumdog Millionaire: An Oscar for Hope in the Face of Hopelessness

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Vineet Chander is the Coordinator for Hindu LIfe at Princeton University and communicartions director for ISkCON.  Even as the world celebrates the eight Oscars that “Slumdog Millionaire” took home tonight – including the coveted Best Picture and props to A.R. […]

Avigdor Lieberman: A Threat to Israeli Democracy

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Matthew Weiner is the Program Director at the Interfaith Center of New York. He is writing a book about interfaith and civil society.    What does it take to get a secular Israeli Harvard Mathematician who has never engaged in […]

The Poverty Forum: Deferential Option to the Rich

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Peter Laarman is executive director of Progressive Christians Uniting, a network of activist individuals and congregations headquartered in Los Angeles.  The Poverty Forum’s supposedly cross-the-spectrum plan to reduce poverty runs the gamut–from A to B. While it is perpetually depressing […]

Evangelicals at a Crossroads (by Lisa Sharon Harper)

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Lisa Sharon Harper is co-founder and executive director of New York Faith & Justice and author of Evangelical Does Not Equal Republican…or Democrat. The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) is standing at a crossroad. It faces an opportunity to learn from the past […]

Phelps, Drugs, and Why I am Boycotting Kellog’s (by Rabbi Daniel S. Brenner)

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I love Special K cereal – it was my mom’s preferred brand when I was growing up (dad liked Shredded Wheat) and I continue to eat it and buy it for my kids. Two of them love it. But daddy isn’t buying it […]

The Stimulus Package: A View from The Pew (by Rev. Donna Schaper)

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The Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper is Senior Minister of Judson Memorial Church in New York City and author of GRASS ROOTS GARDENING: RITUALS TO SUSTAIN ACTIVISM. My people are shovel ready: they are ready to shovel the manure out of […]

Pushing Obama Towards Justice and Peace (by Mark Johnson)

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Mark Johnson is the Executive Director of The Fellowship of Reconciliation These are difficult times in which to discern the truth, to know what to believe. The language has shifted, the rhetoric softened; but behavior, actions are still troubling. President Obama and Secretary […]

Obama: the New Anti-Abortion Poster Child (by Kate M. Ott)

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Kate M. Ott is the associate director, Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing During the President’s Inauguration, Catholic Vote ran an advertisement on BET (Black Entertainment Television) that used Barack Obama‘s story as an anti-abortion tale. My first reaction […]

The Exodus and the Status Quo (by Rabbi Shai Held)

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Those of you have been my friends and/or my students over many years have no doubt heard me say it countless times before: the meaning of the Exodus is that anything is possible, that there is no status quo that […]

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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 ...

posted 2:44:04pm Jan. 19, 2011 | read full post »

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 ...

posted 12:59:53pm Dec. 02, 2010 | read full post »

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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