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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.

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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