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How to Reconcile the Divided States of America

Why a united church is the most powerful way to confront the zombie of Jim Crow.

Discrimination in the Name of Jesus

How “religious liberty” is becoming discrimination by another name.

King’s dream: Waiting with perseverence

Martin Luther King Jr. seen during his “I Have a Dream” speech.AP It is hard to believe that 50 years … Continued

Whatever happened to the wrath of God?

Talk about the “wrath of God” kindles all sorts of images in the minds of contemporary Americans. Some immediately think … Continued

Election 2012: Sex, lies and videotape

AFP/GETTY IMAGES A man fills out paper work to participate in the final day of early voting at the Lancaster … Continued

A Holocaust film that must be seen

Countries, like individuals, have sinister histories from which they cannot escape. At best, they may be able to come to … Continued

Blasphemy, right to freedom of expression and our most sacred beliefs

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Rimsha Masih, a Christian girl accused of blasphemy sits in helicopter after her release from jail in Rawalpindi … Continued

Meaning of Fred Luter’s presidency to Southern Baptists

Several thousand Southern Baptist pastors, church workers, laymen and their wives, most of them elected representatives (“messengers”) from their local … Continued

Mr. President, seize this moment

An anti-Mubarack protestor watches the rally below from atop a bill board in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt on … Continued

Real life faith heroes from 2010

As voted by the Religion Newswriters Association’s members, among the year’s most consequential religion newsmakers were Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, … Continued

The secular best and the worst of 2010

I’ve always tried to avoid engaging in the hoary journalistic practice of filling space at the end of December by … Continued

America’s promise meant for everyone

Can you believe that, at one point, women couldn’t vote in America? That Japanese American citizens were put in detention … Continued

An open letter to Anne Rice

Dear Anne Rice, Your decision to leave the Catholic Church and to leave Christianity prompted the On Faith panel questions … Continued

Extra! Extra! Elena Kagan liked Thurgood Marshall

I really would like to know what Elena Kagan thinks about the separation of church and state, executive power, free … Continued

Arizona’s immoral, un-American law

Most Americans (61%) support Arizona’s controversial anti-immigrant law (Arizona SB 1070), even though they think it is likely to discriminate … Continued

Who makes the history books?: Dorothy Height, 1912-2010

How do some figures enter a nation’s historical memory, and how and why are others excluded? My guess is that … Continued

Afghanistan: negotiating over women’s maimed bodies and minds

A heart sickening drama is now unfolding at the intersection of religion and politics in Afghanistan, and it threatens to … Continued

The Power of Remembrance

By Valerie Elverton Dixonteacher, founder of JustPeaceTheory.com On Wednesday, the United Nations observed the first annual International Day of Remembrance … Continued

Catholics and Racism

I don’t know if I agree with the “coward” part of his statement, but Attorney General Eric Holder’s concern for … Continued

Institutional Racism a Community Concern

The concept of community within the prophetic black church tradition is rooted in its African DNA and expressed in its … Continued