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5 Ways You Can Save Lives on World Water Day

The global water crisis impacts us all — and faith voices can provide hope.

Can Pope Francis help end the culture wars?

Francis’ words may be the push needed to keep the Catholic faith above the mess of American politics.

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

NAACP’s William Barber emerges as leader of Moral Monday protests

RALEIGH, N.C. — The throngs of demonstrators who flock to the grassy knoll outside the North Carolina Statehouse each Monday … Continued

What would Jesus do with an extra $52 billion?

LOS ANGELES — Many of today’s evangelical Christians seem to be taking to heart the words traditionally attributed to St. … Continued

Finding the ‘living waters’

When I heard Jordan’s story, I knew I wouldn’t forget it. Jordan is a young medical practitioner who volunteered in … Continued

On Mawlid, a new way to honor the prophet

When Fatima Hamouma was just eight years old, she had to spend three hours every day walking and standing in … Continued

‘Lincoln’ rekindles equality

PHOTO BY DAVID JAMES Still of Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln. Photo by David James, SMPSP – © 2012 – DreamWorks … Continued

Entrepreneur sees hope for clean water on Wal-Mart shelves

PHILADELPHIA — T.J. Foltz has a recipe to help the world’s poor: Take one part entrepreneurship, one part social media … Continued

The beef over beef: A student protest devolves in India

NOAH SEELAM AFP/GETTY IMAGES A Hindu devotee makes an offering of food to a sacred cow on the eve of … Continued

Rick Santorum’s ‘phony’ Catholic theology

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has lambasted President Barack Obama for holding a “phony theology.” In the farce that politics … Continued

Why we need the National Prayer Breakfast

            It’s easy to be cynical about Washington. I was born in this city and even I occasionally throw up … Continued

Time for the peace vote?

Bill O’Leary WASHINGTON POST Peace signs brandished by one of the protestors gathered in Freedom Plaza to occupy the town, … Continued

Heartless capitalism a ‘deadly sin’?

Mitt Romney in an infamous photo taken during his time at Bain. There is a rough underbelly to capitalism. Newt … Continued

A partnership to re-build Haiti

The earthquake that devastated Port au Prince on January 12, 2010 did little damage in the remote mountain village of … Continued

American exceptionalism rooted in bad theology

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

Liberation Theology for beginners

Gustavo Gutierrez, widely considered the “father” of liberation theology, once gave this short introducton to liberation theology to a very … Continued

Just Peace in Afghanistan, a global moral obligation

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued

G-20’s commitment to the poor

By Gradye Parsons and Richard Cizik The global economic crisis continues to exact a steep human cost. As we see … Continued

Just Peace considerations in Gaza

Q: In a statement Monday, Vice President Biden said the U.S. is consulting with other nations “on new ways to … Continued