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Remembering the Saint of Labor Day

Frances Perkins knew the power the faith community had in making a difference in the lives of working people.

Demand Justice for Fast Food Workers

Our economy of low wages and corporate greed is not what God intends for human life.

13 Intriguing Religion and Politics Findings for 2013

From Catholicism to capitalism to marijuana use, here are 13 interesting facts about the American population in 2013.

Survey: Libertarian numbers are small but their social, political clout is growing

WASHINGTON — A new statistical portrait of libertarians examines their political and cultural views just as a Libertarian Party candidate … Continued

COMMENTARY: Federal workers deserve a living wage

WASHINGTON — “All labor has dignity.” That’s what the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said 50 years ago, and it’s … Continued

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

In defense of Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby co-founders David and Barbara Green (Hobby Lobby via AP) The original copy of Jonathan Edwards’ “Sinners in Hands … Continued

Time to choose ethics over fashion?

A garment worker who soldiers said was pulled alive from the rubble reacts as he walks on his own at … Continued

FDR Labor Secretary Frances Perkins wins’Lent Madness’ tournament

WASHINGTON — The NCAA’s March Madness is down to the Sweet Sixteen, but Lent Madness has already skipped through the … Continued

‘They deserve a vote’: Call and response in Obama’s State of the Union

Andrew Harrer BLOOMBERG Former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, second left, and husband Mark Kelly, retired space shuttle commander, listen to U.S. … Continued

‘Nuns on the bus’ leader: Power to the people – below the poverty line

AP Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of Network, speaks during a stop on the first day of a nine-state Nuns … Continued

Living 24/6 in a 24/7 world

The news is overwhelming. Hurricane Sandy has left many underwater and out of power. Iran and North Korea want a … Continued

Rabbis aim to inject more morality into business

Banks make loans they know homebuyers can’t pay back. Conglomerates market unhealthy food to children. Wall Street tycoons bet against … Continued

A Jesus economy?

President Obama’s “Buffet Rule,” a plan that would have LEON NEAL AFP/GETTY IMAGES A man dressed as Jesus sits amongst … Continued

Mitt Romney mirrors his Mormon church

The press is pawing over Mitt Romney’s religion, and the candidate may just welcome this scrutiny. It marks him as … Continued

The 11 most important religion and politics findings of 2011

As 2011 draws to a close, it’s hard to pick just a few highlights from a year full of exciting … Continued

SOTU: U.S. is a Miracle

President Barack Obama is applauded by Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner on Capitol Hill in Washington, … Continued

Christmas skirmishes and the war for American history

By David French This article is part of a series for the Patheos Holiday Monitor, which tracks the War on … Continued

The shotgun marriage of tea party and evangelicals

In the wake of the Tea Party candidates that rode the GOP wave into the House of Representatives last Tuesday, … Continued

Glenn Beck is right

Q:Fox News commentator Glenn Beck claims that faith-based calls for “social justice” are really ideological calls for “forced redistribution of … Continued