David Saperstein

Stories by David Saperstein

Sandy Hook: never again

The tragedy of Sandy Hook was stunning in its human face, the faces of first-graders and their teachers. In the … Continued

Eliminating workplace discrimination brings us closer to the values of our nation

AP The U.S. Capitol seen in the reflecting pool on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 12, 2010. In June, … Continued

Radicalization is not just a Muslim problem

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will begin holding hearings Thursday on “the extent of … Continued

Diversity is good; Religious tests for office are not

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

Respecting the cross and the law

The religious community was deeply split over the recent Supreme Court decision (Salazar v. Buono) about a cross in the … Continued

Hate crimes are different

Q: Congress is expected to expand federal hate crimes laws to add “sexual orientation” to a list that already includes … Continued

No Discrimination With Tax Dollars

Dozens of major religious groups and denominations are urging Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. to renounce a Bush-era memo … Continued

Inclusive Governments, Individual Religions

Welton Gaddy has contributed a constructive and positive approach to the complex and vexing cultural debate on marriage equality. At … Continued

A Pro-Life Position Most Religious People Embrace

In giving government support to promising research utilizing stem cells, which can enhance the life and health of millions of … Continued

A Religious Obligation To Help All Those Suffering — Not Just The Poor

The first question of the Bible is not Cain’s question to God: Am I my brother’s keeper? Rather, it is … Continued

An Elegant Way to Pray in Jesus’ Name

A minor controversy has arisen over the ending of the Rev. Joel Hunter’s beautiful benediction at the Democratic Convention’s conclusion … Continued

Politics and Faith Intersect at Saddleback Church

Rev. Warren nailed it: church-state separation has to deal with the government’s role and faith and politics with individuals’ roles. … Continued

Mixed Reactions: One Jewish Perspective

The integration of religion fully into our lives, including the need to use it to address the great moral issues … Continued

The Gandhis and Their Moral Blind Spot

Arun Gandhi’s statement this week on Jewish identity, the firestorm of controversy it evoked, and his inadequate apology, requires a … Continued

Three Major Blunders in an Otherwise Inspiring Speech

One can list about 20 basic dos and don’ts regarding the appropriate use of religion in our elections. Governor Romney … Continued

Doubt Not What a Powerful Tool for Global Justice is Religion

How can anyone doubt the positive impact that the religious community has in addressing these issues? Let me deal with … Continued

For Some, This is the Wrong Question

There are differing strands in traditional Jewish thought. One major strand focuses on the resurrection and judgment. A second focuses … Continued

God Embraces Faithful Relationships

Fifty years from now, most religious communities will look back with astonishment on the controversy over same sex relations the … Continued

“You Shall Be Holy”

“It is that command to be holy that calls us to a partnership with the Divine to make God’s vision … Continued

President Bush, Jesus and Social Revolution

Jesus’ call to prioritize the poor, the sick, the prisoner, the hungry speaks to a radical alteration of the social … Continued