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COMMENTARY: Federal workers deserve a living wage

WASHINGTON — “All labor has dignity.” That’s what the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said 50 years ago, and it’s … Continued

White House council calls for action on modern-day slavery

WASHINGTON — A White House advisory council of religious leaders called for a global fund to address human trafficking and … Continued

Passover discomfort over slavery

As Jewish people and our friends and guests sit down to Passover Seders, we will hold the Passover matzo aloft … Continued

Melissa Rogers new head of White House faith-based office

Church-state expert Melissa Rogers will be the new director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Rogers … Continued

Pastor and rabbi agree: Melissa Rogers is good choice for White House faith office

One might guess that a politically conservative evangelical pastor and a politically liberal rabbi would have little in common, and … Continued

Immigration as redemption for U.S. bishops

Washington’s 2013 effort at comprehensive immigration reform offers a chance at redemption to the United States bishops. For what I … Continued

Can Biden plan stem epidemic of gun violence in Chicago?

President Obama has unveiled the most sweeping proposal to curb gun violence in generations. Will this combination of executive orders … Continued

Faith-based procrastination: Religious job bias in taxpayer-funded programs

No American should be denied a taxpayer-funded job because of what he or she believes about religion. Yet that’s exactly … Continued

When free speech costs human life

Ibrahim Alaguri AP A Libyan man holds a placard in English during a demonstration against the attack on the U.S. … Continued

HHS mandate: President Obama’s broken promise

GETTY IMAGES WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 23: Protesters participate in a “Stand Up for Religious Freedom” rally in front of … Continued

Americans less divided on approach to immigration, survey says

The recent Supreme Court ruling in Arizona v. United States, which tackled Arizona’s controversial 2010 immigration law, put the debate … Continued

Affordable Care Act:

David Goldman AP Supporters of President Barack Obama’s health care law celebrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington Thursday after … Continued

Supreme Court’s health-care decision: Two Catholic cheers

JASON REED REUTERS Protesters against President Barack Obama’s 2010 healthcare overhaul react outside the Supreme Court in Washington June 28, … Continued

Affordable Care Act ruling promises religious fights for the forseeable future

Mark Wilson GETTY IMAGES Health-care law opponents and proponents gatherin front of he U.S. Supreme Court, on June 28, 2012 … Continued

White House releases public/private guidelines

WASHINGTON — A new White House report that offers guidance on public/private partnerships between the government and faith-based groups leaves … Continued

Obama invokes Holocaust to confront Syria, Iran

WASHINGTON — Invoking the call of ÔÔnever againÕÕ used on Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Obama pledged Monday (April 23) to … Continued

For Mormons in Missouri, a time of healing

AP AP This photo released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shows a sealing room, where eternal … Continued

70 years later, still blaming an ‘enemy within’

Sunday, February 19, 2012, marks the seventieth anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order (EO) 9066 – … Continued

Rep. King’s false religious ‘enemy within’

Last week, on the 70th Anniversary of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, Representative Peter King once again sought the spotlight … Continued

Land of the free, home of the beards?

The U.S. Armed Forces are moving in the right direction. According to news reports late last week, the Army will … Continued