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For Catholics, a new kind of pro-creation

Strap on your sandals, Catholics, during this Holy Week journey into Jerusalem. Pope Francis is guiding the global church towards … Continued

Pope Benedict resigns: The power of letting go

Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation with grace and humility. He was heeding the call of conscience and recognizing his … Continued

National Cathedral a broken building for a broken world

As I made the 12-hour flight back to Washington from Iran this past September, I reflected on the American hikers’ … Continued

Can Democracy Save Egypt…Or Us?

By Roger Gottlieb Probably not. After all, it hasn’t saved the U.S. from having an often aggressive foreign policy and … Continued

South Africa’s inspiring constitution

National pride is palpable in South Africa but so are the stunning challenges that face what is in many respects … Continued

People of faith just as fed up as nonbelievers

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

Millennium Development Goals: time to get serious

By Katherine Marshall Amid U.S. election fever, wacky pastors, and assorted other events, it’s easy to miss the momentous opening … 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

Talk of more than death and dying in Nigeria

Today’s guest blogger is Saleemah Abdul-Ghafur, who works in the Office of the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy for … 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

Q&A with World Vision president

By William Wan Among the 25 members of the President Obama’s Faith Council in town this week to pass on … Continued

Obama council approves recommendations to reform, expand faith-based initiative

As expected, President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships approved a series of recommendations Friday aimed at reforming … Continued

Obama’s faith council critical of DOD development work

By William Wan Among the dozens of recommendations by Obama’s faith council were these two fascinating ones dealing with Department … Continued

Obama’s faith council readying recommendations

By Michelle Boorstein Government agencies that do business with faith-based social service groups should let the public know clearly who … 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

Roe v. Wade v. Civility

With the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade ruling approaching, perhaps it is time for human civility to enter the dialogue.

Interfaith power

Today’s guest blogger is Benjamin Bechtolsheim, a Faiths Act Fellow hosted by The Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty … Continued

Kaleidoscope of religions

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall Every five years a gathering known as the Parliament of the World’s Religions draws … Continued

Thanking God for condoms . . .

By Donald E. Messerexecutive director Center for the Church and Global AIDS In my new book called “52 Ways to … Continued

Obama’s Faith-Based Council Sticks to Middle Ground

CLARIFICATION: Below I said that task force members who wrote the report disagreed about whether groups that are subcontractors (people … Continued