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Demand Justice for Fast Food Workers

Our economy of low wages and corporate greed is not what God intends for human life.

What the Confederate Flag in Front of White House Says About Our Political Battles

This is the racist legacy of slavery and its aftermath, as typified in Civil War symbolism.

Malala Yousafzai wins God’s peace prize

(Jessica Rinaldi: Associated Press) “Thank you to God, for whom we are all equal.” So Malala Yousafzai, who was shot … Continued

No government shutdown: A biblical case for government

Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg Good government is not the enemy of the people, either in the Bible, or today in … Continued

Why Republicans long for a debt apocalypse

Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg We now know the date when our fragile economy recovery will die unless Congress votes to … Continued

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.

10 things we can do right now about Syria instead of bombing

Syrian refugee children play with swings at the Bab Al-Salam refugee camp in Azaz, near the Syrian-Turkish border. (Reuters/Giath Taha) … Continued

The ‘missile gap’ is a gender gap: Few American women support Syrian airstrikes

Women chant anti-government slogans during a demonstration in Idlib in northern Syria in 2012. (Rodrigo Abd — AP) Are women … Continued

Too many Pharaohs: Why the Egyptian revolution failed

Pyramids Mycerinus, Chephren and Cheops at Giza with Cairo suburbs in background, Giza, Egypt, Africa (Anders Blomqvist/) Two years ago, … Continued

Drone policy can be moral policy

Reuters photo In a recent contribution for On Faith, former Chicago Theological Seminary President Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite denounced U.S. drone … Continued

‘How can a Muslim write about Jesus?’ The controversy over Reza Aslan’s ‘Zealot’

“You’re a Muslim, so why did you write a book about the founder of Christianity?” is the beginning question in … Continued

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Why I disobeyed the United Methodist Church’s unjust teaching on same-sex marriage

As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. reminded us in his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” “One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” Marrying Tom and Nick was for me a profoundly personal and quintessentially pastoral act.

Fear of flying: Cancer v. flight delays

(Elaine Thompson/AP) Imagine you are taking a Christian ethics class, and as your professor I give you this multiple-choice question … Continued

Martin Richard’s peace

AP AP This undated photo provided by Bill Richard shows his son, Martin Richard, in Boston. Martin Richard, 8, was … Continued

What’s a Christian theologian doing at a conference on secularism?

As a Christian theologian, I gladly accepted the invitation to speak at the conference “Secularism on the Edge: The Church … Continued

A chance for peace? Israeli elections 2013

BAZ RATNER REUTERS An Israeli flag is seen in the background as a man casts his ballot for the parliamentary … Continued

The ‘war on women’ meets social media

STR EPA An Indian woman holds a placard during a prayer meeting in memory of a gang-rape victim in New … Continued

Obama gives voice to the national determination on gun control

AFP/GETTY IMAGES President Obama pauses as he speaks during a memorial service for the victims and relatives of the Sandy … Continued

God weeps: 27 children, staff killed in Conn. shooting

REUTERS President Obama speaks about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., during a press briefing at … Continued

A holy impatience: Supreme Court must right a great wrong on marriage

GETTY IMAGES Same-sex marriage proponent Kat McGuckin of Oaklyn, New Jersey, holds a gay marriage pride flag while standing in … Continued