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N.J. Gov. Chris Christie won’t appeal gay marriage rulings

TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie announced Monday (Oct. 21) that he was dropping the fight against same-sex marriage in … Continued

Feds offer atheists a clergy tax break that they don’t want

RNS () — The federal government wants to give Annie Laurie Gaylor a tax break for leading the Freedom from … Continued

COMMENTARY: Immigrants Are Us

WASHINGTON — More than any other organized religion in the United States, the Catholic Church is an immigrant church that … Continued

Evangelicals keep the faith with those working for immigration reform

(Reuters/Robert Galbraith) Much of the media coverage of the immigration reform debate has focused on political intrigue: whether there will … Continued

Immigration Reform Sign on 4th Street
A plea for common sense and compassion in the immigration debate

We need a bill that creates an immigration system that upholds values Americans cherish—hard work, opportunity and compassion.

A plea for common sense and compassion in the immigration debate

A rosary rests between the hands of two protesters during a vigil on immigration policy. (Jonathan Gibby – GETTY IMAGES) … Continued

Religious groups face uphill fight in House on immigration reform

WASHINGTON — Evangelical leaders pushing for comprehensive immigration reform will be back in Washington next week, praying and lobbying on … Continued

Why religious freedom is inseparable from progress in the Middle East

Opponents of Morsi pray in Tahrir Square in Cairo. Amr Nabil / AP The revolutions that shook the Arab world … Continued

Evangelicals see promise in immigration proposal

WASHINGTON — A coalition of evangelical leaders who hope to shape national immigration reform is expressing cautious optimism about a … Continued

An evangelical prayer for immigration reform

Today, in Washington, D.C., hundreds of evangelicals from across the country gathered to worship, pray and meet with legislators to … Continued

Roe a matter of religious liberty

Forty years after abortion was made legal by the momentous Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, women’s access to … Continued

After huge Hispanic vote, plenty of reason to compromise on immigration reform

The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez is having a very good week. Rodriguez is the leader of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership … Continued

How values, demographics and the economy helped shape the election

BLOOMBERG President Obama makes an acceptance speach during an election night rally in Chicago on Nov. 6, 2012. At the … Continued

Christians push for new immigration process as they support deferred status

AP Felipe Sousa Matos, of Brazil, holds his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) papers during a news conference in … Continued

The religious case for legalized abortion

It is the 39th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. More than 35 million women in the … Continued

‘Sister Wives’ polygamists welcome 17th child

TLC/Jana Cruder Sister Wives reality TV star Kody Brown and his fourth wife Robyn welcomed their fourth child, a boy … Continued

A Catholic DREAM Act

The time is now in Catholic America to pass the Dream Act. Many in Washington are trying to make political … Continued

A verdict on faith-based partnerships under Obama and Bush

“Obama stimulus pours millions into faith-based groups,” read the title of a December 3, 2010, Politico article. It reported that … Continued

Marriage changing, but still valuable

A new survey out this week from the National Marriage Project shows that marriage is an institution in decline in … Continued

Immigrant dreams and the DREAM Act

Today’s guest blogger is Marco, a DREAMer. He serves as a peer minister for Canterbury-Kenyon and enjoys prayer, poetry, and … Continued