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Asian-Americans troubled by stereotypes from white evangelicals

RNS () — Asian-American Christians are voicing concerns over how they’re depicted by white evangelicals, most recently at a conference … Continued

March on Washington’s dream, our vow

David Goldman/ Associated Press: In this March 26, 2012 file photo Jaquan Kelley of Atlanta wears a Skittles wrapper over … Continued

COMMENTARY: After Hurricane Katrina, two congregations take a chance

RNS () — When Marguerite La Joy Washington, a freshman at Dillard University, was gunned down in New Orleans, it … Continued

Yeshiva University’s Norman Lamm resigns amid sex abuse scandal

NEW YORK — The chancellor and head of the seminary at Yeshiva University, the flagship U.S. school for Orthodox Judaism, … Continued

What Martin Luther King, Jr. did in Birmingham Jail: The prophet unbound

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. was finishing up the “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” The “letter” was his answer … Continued

On gay marriage, voters got it right even if the church gets it wrong

Last week, citizens in Maine, Maryland and Washington state made history with their votes to legalize same-sex marriage. Minnesotans, too, … Continued

Black pastors move to counter new voter ID laws

African-American clergy are joining forces with civil rights groups to push for increased voter registration ahead of the November election, … Continued

Shooter at Sikh temple left trail of hate

OAK CREEK, Wis. — Few can know what goes through the twisted mind of a mass killer, but Wade Michael … Continued

Are GOP candidates playing the race card?

David Goldman AP Kenneth Dansby, center, of Greenville, S.C., confronts Republican presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, right, at … Continued

Political Islam an unfortunate hot potato

Former Arkansas governor and 2012 presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee found himself in hot water this week after he called Islam … Continued

Marriage shift may alter the concept of marriage forever

There is marriage and there are weddings …and I have thought for the longest that people these days are much … Continued

Should we worship in black and white?

By David Waters A new study confirms what most of us know every time we go to church and look … Continued

Should we fear Islam?

By Congressman Keith Ellison At a time when our nation is seeing a rise in intolerant behavior, crossing every cultural … Continued

Human condition makes healing impossible

After 9/11 President Bush reminded Americans that the attack was the work of a few terrorists and not the Muslim … Continued

Thank God for liberation theology

In the wake of his weekend rally, Glenn Beck kept up the drumbeat of criticism about President Obama’s religion, calling … Continued

Group cannot be held responsible for actions of a few

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann said that anti-Muslim rhetoric in America is bad news … Continued

Mosques in America: Rabbi Hillel, George Washington, & my grandma

When I look for teachings to guide Jewish thought and action toward the plans for a cultural center in Lower … Continued

Forecasting Black Church Futures

By Josef SorettColumbia University, and Contributor to Although we are only about halfway into 2010, it has already been … Continued

Shirley Sherrod: Racial healing and God’s amazing grace

By: Gustav Niebuhr The story of how Shirley Sherrod briefly lost a job at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and … Continued

Sex, bus ads and religious conservatives

Should our nation be governed by laws or by the whims of narrowly defined religious groups? As we fight for … Continued