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William Gray, a man on a mission

William Gray III was a preacher, pastor, teacher, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, chief executive officer, fund raiser, … Continued

God is opposed to food stamps? Let’s try an evidence-based approach to hunger instead.

More local produce coming soon to SNAP recipients in Michigan. (Jessica Tefft for The Washington Post) Recently, I wrote about … Continued

Romney ‘reminds me of every well-meaning yet overbearing male church leader’

NIKKI KAHN, MELINA MARA Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his wife Ann Romney arrive at an airport rally in … Continued

The smirk heard ‘round the world

AP Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan of Wisconsin speak during the vice-presidential debate at … Continued

Obama says faith mandates him to care for the poor

WASHINGTON — President Obama connected his faith with his policies toward the poor at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday … Continued

As missionary movement turns 200, questions for the future

SALEM, Mass. — When America’s first ordained missionaries sailed from here to India 200 years ago, they kicked off a … Continued

Pastors’ call for more faith talk in 2012 shows common ground elusive

After watching two prominent evangelical pastors talk for two hours about the importance of civility and Christian decency triumphing during … Continued

The real electoral insanity is ignoring the Afghan war

Aqua Buddha. “Man up.” Obamacare. Same-sex marriage. No new taxes. Deficit spending. Ground Zero mosque. Christian nation. Or not. What’s … Continued

Morocco is not the problem

By Menachem Z. Rosensaftprofessor, Cornell Law School I take no position on whether countries should prohibit religious proselytizing. Over the … Continued

Engagement and peacemaking

With 200,000 American troops committed to two wars in the greater Middle East and the U.S. president leading a major … Continued

Sex as God, gross and gift

Q:Do your religious beliefs exalt or stigmatize sex (or both)? Is religion a useful tool for helping young people navigate … Continued

Glenn Beck is right

Q:Fox News commentator Glenn Beck claims that faith-based calls for “social justice” are really ideological calls for “forced redistribution of … Continued

U.S. foreign policy and religion: here be dragons

Last week, a task force sponsored by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs delivered a 99-page report to the White … Continued

Generosity in a Time of Scarcity

By Katharine HendersonAuburn Theological Seminary President After hearing about Hurricane Katrina, a small group of woman from Uganda raised almost … Continued

Pope Benedict on Economic Justice

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. Pope Benedict’s long awaited encyclical calls for a radical rethinking of economics … Continued

Spiritual Counsel to the G8

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall The annual ritual of the G8 Summit is upon us. There are plenty about … Continued

Obama’s Brilliant Beginning

President Obama’s speech in Cairo was brilliant. It took a necessary leap forward in rhetoric, demonstrating that when Obama said … Continued

Time to Embrace the Muslim World as a Partner, not an Enemy

A shift in U.S. foreign policy that embraces the Muslim world as a partner rather than an enemy is not … Continued

Judgment and Jesse Helms

Most of us have strong opinions about public figures, especially politicians and especially those we’ve never met. But my grandfather … Continued

Values and Policies

The problem with secularism is that it means different things to different people. To many religious conservatives, secularism means banning … Continued