Bill Moyers

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Chicago and Navy Yard Make Wwo ‘Mass Shootings’ in a Week: Why Do We Still Live and Die by the Gun?

As mass shootings increase in the U.S., there is a terrible sense to them.

Tax cuts for wealthy unjust

A deal President Obama struck with Republican leaders last week will extend tax cuts across the board including, controversially, to … Continued

Secular Society but Religious Animals

By Huston SmithAuthor, Professor, and Contributor to Patheos.com Religion’s future is secure for the sufficient reason that human beings are … Continued

The wonder of religion

By Sam Keen author, editor Religion is under attack by a new breed of militant atheists such as Christopher Hitchens, … Continued

Missionaries: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Q: Is there a problem with proselytism overseas by U.S. religious groups? Isn’t sharing one’s faith part of religious freedom? … Continued

Pets after the rapture: a laugh from the dark side of American faith

Gentle readers, I tried–I really, really tried–to resist the temptation to comment on the emotional torment of fundamentalists who are … Continued

About Susan Jacoby

Susan Jacoby, a regular On Faith panelist, is the author of nine books, including the bestselling “The Age of American … Continued

A more civil discourse: idealistic pragmatism

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Political discourse these days seems more fitted to Halloween than All Saints Day. Angels … Continued

Ranting on the Right and Left

I think President Obama was right to soften the tone of his statement the other day on the Gates arrest … Continued

The Radical Left vs. The President

Last week, as President Obama was announcing his pick for surgeon general–a Roman Catholic African-American and MacArthur “genius” award winner … Continued

Finally, A Thoughtful Conversation with Candidates

Three things struck me about the Saddleback Civil Forum before even considering the responses of the two candidates. First, Rick … Continued

A Test Case for Obama’s Idealism

The Question: Jeremiah Wright’s sermons continue to be an issue in the presidential campaign. Why? What do you think of … Continued

Jeremiah Wright: Black Preaching in Context

The Question: Jeremiah Wright’s sermons continue to be an issue in the presidential campaign. Why? What do you think of … Continued

The Prophet Jeremiah

The Question: Jeremiah Wright’s sermons continue to be an issue in the presidential campaign. Why? What do you think of … Continued

Advice for Senator Obama

Standing on a tarmac yesterday a rather tense Barack Obama said of Jeremiah Wright: “He does not speak for me. … Continued

The Real Jeremiah Wright

What if the only thing you knew about Thomas Jefferson was that he owned slaves? What if, instead of the … Continued

McCain’s Hate Problem

The Question: John McCain’s spiritual guide, televangelist Rod Parsley, calls Islam a “false religion” that should be “destroyed.” Should McCain … Continued

Letty Cottin Pogrebin: 50 Top Rabbis

In the April 2 issue of Newsweek, Michael Lynton and his friends rated “The Top Fifty Rabbis in America” according … Continued

Teach About Religion Through Shared Values

We require American students to know algebra to graduate from high school. We require them to understand our political system … Continued