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The Problem of the Color Line

A Civil Rights leader’s call to action for black America’s talented tenth.

Al Mohler Responds: The Evangelical Unease Over Contraception

Is evangelical unease about contraception just a cover for white male leaders to keep women out of pulpits?

Is the world making an idol of Pope Francis?

Putting Francis’ words into self-serving soundbites is the same problem of idolization that Jesus faces.

Francis, the peace pope

Francis’ anti-war rhetoric is quickly earning him a unique place in papal history.

President Obama: Raoul Wallenberg should inspire us to make a habit of empathy

QUOTE OF THE DAY | President Barack Obama on making the choice to embrace empathy and compassion in his Rosh … Continued

‘The Butler’ shows the determination of unselfish love

The little boy watched his mother’s madness and his father’s murder. An old white woman takes him from her cotton … Continued

Advertising against Muslims? Not with my tax dollars.

That the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or any other entity for that matter, thinks we can defeat terrorism through an … Continued

America must be better than Guantanamo

A Guantanamo detainee’s feet are shown in this April 27, 2010 file photo. (POOL/REUTERS ) Diane Randall is the executive … Continued

Wake up evangelicals: It’s time to change the culture, not politics

Anti-gay marriage protesters lost in Maryland in 2012. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press) A law that evangelicals invested millions of dollars into … Continued

What do American Catholics want from the new pope?

Marcelo del Pozo REUTERS Men open their umbrellas as they leave from the archbishopric in the Andalusian capital of Seville … Continued

‘They deserve a vote’: Call and response in Obama’s State of the Union

Andrew Harrer BLOOMBERG Former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, second left, and husband Mark Kelly, retired space shuttle commander, listen to U.S. … Continued

U.S. drone strike policy: Just War or just targeted killing?

HO AFP/GETTY IMAGES This US Army handout file image taken February 27, 2011 shows an MQ-1C Gray Eagle armed with … Continued

Making black history for gay rights

Manuel Balce Ceneta AP In this Sept. 12, 2012, photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the … Continued

The Boy Scouts America deserves

DAVID MANNING REUTERS Eagle Scout Zach Wahls, 20, of Iowa City, Ia., talks after delivering a 280,000 signature petition to … Continued

Amen (again) to faith-based initiatives

You probably know that millions of low-income children receive federally-funded free and reduced-price meals in school. But do you have … Continued

In Obama’s inauguraion speech, a new American religion

Mark Wilson GETTY IMAGES U.S. President Barack Obama gives his inauguration address during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West … Continued

Perils and politics of inaugural prayers

Justin Sullivan GETTY IMAGES U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (R) listen as Rev. Luis … Continued

A United States for nonbelievers?

JEWEL SAMAD AFP/GETTY IMAGES US President Barack Obama takes the oath of office in front of First Lady Michelle Obama … Continued

Rev. Luis Leon gives benediction at Obama inauguration: ‘

JEWEL SAMAD AFP/GETTY IMAGES President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama (C) and family members listen to Reverend Dr. Luis … Continued

Myrlie Evers-Williams gives invocation at President Obama inauguration (full transcript)

Justin Sullivan GETTY IMAGES WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 21: Myrlie Evers-Williams gives the invocation as U.S. President Barack Obama looks … Continued