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What’s the real cost of cheap, fast food?

(Photo: Belleville News-Democrat) Last week, thousands of Americans stepped away from their jobs at fast-food restaurants and into the streets … Continued

Lifetree Cafes offer space for tough topics

WATERBURY, Conn. — On a recent Monday evening, a room inside Christ Community Church was transformed into a coffeehouse with … Continued

As flu outbreak spreads, faith leaders preach caution

As the flu outbreak spreads across 48 states, some religious leaders are advising their flocks to take precautions, but others … Continued

Faith and the flu

Marvin Joseph MARVIN JOSEPH/TWP One doctor sees the practice of medicine as a great interfaith activity. Let me guess; a … Continued

Faith community is integral to the healthy masculinity movement

The Rev. Reverend Rob Keithan of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice began his address at the Healthy Masculinity Summit … Continued

Election Day Communion aims to heal the partisan breach

Come to me, all ye who are weary of negative political ads and burdened by the wounds of a brutal … Continued

HHS mandate is officially violating our religious liberty

AFP/GETTY IMAGES A supporter of President Barack Obama’s health care reforms, right, argues with several elderly women who are against … Continued

Health care’s messy morality: What’s next for Christians as the Affordable Care Act survives?

Melina Mara The Washington Post Healthcare activists gather in front of the Supreme Court as the decision is announced. Although … Continued

The redemption of Lindsay Lohan

I spent the better part of Sunday surreptitiously watching clips from Lindsay Lohan’s “Saturday Night Live” performance. I say “surreptitiously” … Continued

Gastronomical Jews at Christmas

I have very fond memories of Christmas Day. That may not seem like an especially odd statement. But my family … Continued

Let’s debate the Gospel

Former Arkansas governor and 2012 presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee found himself in hot water this week after he called Islam … Continued

Why Christians should support health care rationing

By Charles C. Camosy Photo credit: Haraz N. Ghanbari — Associated Press Photo. It’s coming.  Health care reform, Round II. … Continued

…and let it begin with me

A deal President Obama struck with Republican leaders last week will extend tax cuts across the board including, controversially, to … Continued

The Duke ‘thesis': Karen Owen’s discovery

A couple days ago, cyberspace started to vibrate with chatter about a provocative research project undertaken by a recent graduate … Continued

A shelter for my grandchildren: The limits of volunteerism

By Paul Rogat Loebauthor activist April is National Volunteer Month and from April 23-25 we celebrate Global Youth Service Day … Continued

Imagining the Shroud of Turin

The exhibition of the Shroud of Turin has begun. As news stories will inevitably remind us, the Shroud has become … Continued

A more excellent way

Q: If a church or other religious charity receives government funding, should it follow all government rules, including those against … Continued

The Archdiocese’s ultimatum

By David Waters In a surprisingly bold and seemingly unbiblical move, the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington is threatening to discontinue … Continued

Faith-Based Aid Is Unconstitutional, Period

Dozens of major religious groups and denominations are urging Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. to renounce a Bush-era memo … Continued

Youth and Public Service

By Rabbi Sid Schwarzfounder/president of PANIM: The Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values With the passage of the Serve America … Continued