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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

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

Sequester: When greed becomes policy

PAUL J. RICHARDS AFP/GETTY IMAGES Thisfile photo shows a traffic sign before the Capitol Dome in Washington, DC. The question … Continued

Debate challenge: Connecting with the misunderstood white working-class

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in Manhattanon Sept. 25, 2012. (Photo by … Continued

Sikh temple shooting, one month later

REUTERS Sikhs and members of the community attend a vigil in Oak Creek, Wis., on Aug. 7, 2012. In the … Continued

Kicking the can down the road

It’s not pleasant to watch America’s religious leaders imitate our politicians when they expropriate political cliches to explain or delay … Continued

In SXSW ‘homeless hotspots,’ have we lost our humanity?

So many homeless, and such a need in today’s society for fast Internet access–put them together and what have you … Continued

Faith and the future of Europe

YVES HERMAN REUTERS European Union Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn addresses a news conference on the interim economic … Continued

Glenn Beck and the faithful are attacking faith

This weekend, Jon Stewart is holding “a rally to restore sanity” on the mall, two months after Glenn Beck’s religion-infused … Continued

Tea Party reactionary; on the wrong side of history

What is the Tea Party? Is it “a recession-era version of the religious right? ” Is it something else? And … Continued

A High Holiday message for the victims of the economic collapse

By Rabbi Marvin Hier This year at Rosh Hashanah, special sensitivity is required while giving our friends the traditional New … Continued

Keeping faith with faith-based initiative

By Melissa Rogersmember, Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships People interested in the church-state aspects of government partnerships with … Continued

Obama task force: Consult religious groups more on foreign policy

By Michelle Boorstein Among the major recommendations of the task force on inter-religious cooperation is to involve religious communities more … Continued

Obama’s faith council’s reactions as term nears end

By William Wan and Michelle Boorstein We thought we’d post some of our notes that we couldn’t fit into our … Continued

Jim Wallis’s moral vision

In my work as Executive Director of Interfaith Youth Core, I get to be on stage with a lot of … Continued

Society’s Belligerence

We have entered what columnist Kathleen Parker calls “a political era of uninhibited belligerence,” that is finding expression in sermons, … Continued

The Compassion Boom

By Edward GrinnanEditor-in-Chief of Guideposts I first noticed the creeping fear about a year ago, in late summer, around the … Continued

Faith-Based Council’s Meets on Church/State Issues, Poverty

By William Wan Obama’s Faith-Based Council held its first face-to-face meeting today at White House offices. The group tackled two … Continued

Faith-Based Competition

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall The meeting room at the Washington office of the Pew Forum on Religion and … Continued

A Time to Pray

Thursday is National Day of Prayer, as mandated by Congress. What should President Obama do? Should he follow tradition and … Continued