Moral Courage

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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

Celebrities recall brushes with Graham in’Billy & Me’

Evangelist Billy Graham has rubbed elbows with celebrities ranging from presidents to journalists to musicians. In “Billy Graham & Me,” … Continued

Evangelicals embrace a like-minded pope

Not all Catholics appreciated Pope Benedict XVI’s staunch defense of Christian orthodoxy, traditional marriage and life from conception to natural … Continued

On immigration, Supreme Court sends a contradictory message

Andrew Innerarity REUTERS Dennis Ramos chants with fellow protesters during a rally in Miami, to protest against the U.S. Supreme … Continued

Immigration’s moral mandate

Jim Cole AP Fartun Sengow, from Somalia, now living in Concord, N,H., holds a sign during a rally for immigrants … Continued

In defense of Peter King’s Muslim hearings

By Asra Nomani Credit: Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post When I heard that Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) was going to hold … Continued

Debating Tony Blair on faith

Last week, atheist author Christopher Hitchens debated the merits of religion with former British prime minister Tony Blair, who converted … Continued

We are indeed exceptional

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

Diwali: Strengthening the Inner Light through Service

Deepavali literally means a row (avali) of lights (deepa) or Diwali. In essence it celebrates the awareness and eventual strengthening … Continued

The Quran burning: sign of things to come?

“Where books are burned in the end people will burn.” – Heinrich Heine On May 10th, 1933 the Nazis burned … Continued

Why Jews should support mosque near Ground Zero

By Robert Levine and David Ellenson One of the most beautiful stories to emerge from the devastating attacks of 9/11 … Continued

Arizona, immigration reform and Christian values

By Gabriel Salguero and David P. GusheeEsperanza for America and New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good We write together … Continued

We the people at prayer

By Carol and Philip Zaleskireligion teachers, authors Prayer is everywhere: on the battlefield, in the birthing room, on the deathbed, … Continued

Trouble the waters. Heal the world

I have vivid memories of being in civil rights marches with my father, a Presbyterian seminary professor in Louisville, Kentucky, … Continued

A call to penance

Pope Benedict XVI’s recent letter to Irish Catholics is a sensitive and thoughtful response to another painful exposé of sexual … Continued

A lesson in moral courage and urgency

By Steny HoyerU.S. House Majority Leader Just as the civil rights movement held an ideal vision of the possibilities of … Continued

Our Children and Theirs

The Blessed Lord Krishna said: If hundreds of thousands of suns rose up at once into the sky, they might … Continued

Pope Benedict’s Apologies Teach Spiritual Lesson For All

Those with an ax to grind about the Catholic Church, the papacy in general, and Pope Benedict XVI in particular, … Continued

Witnesses to Genocide

A journalist covering the war in Bosnia learns what it means to bear witness.

Pity for a Devastated Wall Street

Picking the moment when a friend’s house collapses due to choosing a location in the path of a hurricane to … Continued