Moral Obligation

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Demand Justice for Fast Food Workers

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

Victim of NJ yeshiva teacher’s sex abuse speaks at sentencing, urges others to come forward

TOMS RIVER, N.J. — A New Jersey boy whose family was shunned by their Orthodox Jewish community after he went … Continued

Should We Rethink Eating Animals?

Perhaps our moral duties toward animals should, at the very least, lead Christians to return to our ancient practices of refusing to eat meat on Fridays and during the holy season of Lent.

Why gun violence is a Christian issue

(George Frey/Getty Images) A suicide by shotgun in the City of Fairfax, following closely on the heels of the Navy … Continued

Will U.S. action in Syria hasten the extinction of Christianity in the Middle East?

SANA/Via EPA — A undated handout picture shows a church in the Maaloula village, northeast of Damascus, Syria. Fighters from … Continued

The ethics of a Syrian military intervention: The experts respond

WASHINGTON — As the Obama administration readies for a probable military strike against Syria, Religion News Service asked a panel of … Continued

Was the American Revolution a Just War?

John Trumbull’s ‘Death of General Warren at Bunker Hill’. Was the American Revolution a just war? As we celebrate our … Continued

White House denies contraception exemption to private businesses

The Obama administration on Friday (June 28) issued final rules for religious groups for its controversial contraception mandate, maintaining its … Continued

Evangelicals launch $250,000 immigration campaign

During the last attempt to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws in 2007, the Southern Baptist Convention never fully embraced a … Continued

Four more years of the same versus real change for America’s future

Chris Keane Reuters Bill Partlow sets up the voting area in Pineville, N.C., on Nov. 5. With nearly every poll, … 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

Religious roots of trees branch into many faiths

SALT LAKE CITY — Whether churchgoers realize it or not, the trees in their churchyards have religious roots. Those tall, … Continued

Arms Trade Treaty designed to curb international violence, says Christian leader

We live in a world where our newspapers and television screens are filled daily with reports of violence from nearly … Continued

Interfaith leaders fast to protest solitary confinement

WASHINGTON — An interfaith coalition is urging Congress to end solitary confinement, which they said is a “harmful, costly, and … Continued

My evolution on gay rights

Carolyn Kaster AP President Barack Obama is seen on television monitors in the White House briefing room in Washington, Wednesday, … Continued

Universal health care: A Jewish moral imperative

This week’s Supreme Court hearings on the president’s health care plan will likely generate this court’s signature decision of a … Continued

Mormons warned against baptizing Holocaust victims, celebrities

SALT LAKE CITY — Anne Frank, Simon Wiesenthal’s parents, Gandhi, Daniel Pearl, Elvis. Mormon leaders are fed up. On Friday … Continued

Warren Buffett’s ‘nuclear bomb’

Class warfare? Yes, it’s real, and it’s a war.  Indeed, it is an ‘unjust war,’ and immoral. It is not … Continued

Faithful Citizenship in 2012 

The American bishops’ landmark 2007 instruction to Catholics about politics will be not be changed, but will be re-issued in … Continued

The ‘seamless garment’ on the campaign trail: Does the death penalty violate pro-life values?

Catholicism includes opposition to the death penalty as part of its pro-life agenda. The late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin called it … Continued