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At Church Rally, Community Pours Out Support for Michael Brown’s Family

The Rev. Al Sharpton said the Michael Brown case would mark a defining moment in civil rights history.

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What the Freedom Summer Volunteers Can Teach Us About Faith

Looking back at the Freedom Summer movement half a century later.

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The Moral Courage of Nelson Mandela

Mandela was a remarkable gift from God to South Africa and the world — may we remember most of all his great courage.

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Who would God discriminate against?

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act would protect gay, lesbian and transgender Americans from workplace discrimination.

Suzan Johnson Cook defends her work on religious freedom and explains why she left

WASHINGTON — Suzan Johnson Cook, who resigned this month as U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, said she left for … Continued

Religious, civil rights groups demand investigation of NYPD spying

RNS () — A coalition of 125 religious, civil rights, and community-based organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Department … Continued

Methodist court to consider growing opposition to gay ban

RNS () — The United Methodist Church’s highest court gathers for its semiannual meeting in Baltimore on Wednesday, as the … Continued

Democracy is a marketplace of (sometimes obnoxious) ideas

RNS () — Time was when a determined minority vowed to change the nation’s collective mind about racial integration and … Continued

CAIR taps Jewish filmmaker to lead Philadelphia chapter

RNS () — The Council on American-Islamic Relations has hired a Jewish filmmaker and interfaith activist as executive director of … Continued

Conservatives promote House bill to protect opponents of gay marriage

WASHINGTON — Conservatives are rallying around a House bill designed to protect religious people who advocate for traditional marriage — … Continued