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What Do We Owe Native Americans?

Many Americans might not be thinking beyond a peripheral way about the legacy of some of the most important participants in the Thanksgiving narrative.

Remembering the revival on the National Mall

Martin Luther King Jr. seen during his “I Have a Dream” speech.AP Hand clapping. Foot stomping. Shouts of “Amen!” and … Continued

MLK memorial gets a faithful re-write

Aug. 22, 2011James “Plunky” Branch plays the soprano saxophone in silent tribute at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Branch … Continued

Still waiting for Obama to act

As I ran down to the White House with other Washington, D.C. college students to celebrate President Obama’s re-election in … Continued

The new (old) Catholic Church

On the Feast of the Holy Family, I went to Mass in my hometown’s Cathedral in Colorado Springs – a … Continued

A holy impatience: Supreme Court must right a great wrong on marriage

GETTY IMAGES Same-sex marriage proponent Kat McGuckin of Oaklyn, New Jersey, holds a gay marriage pride flag while standing in … Continued

Reason Rally on National Mall

Leaders in the secular movement head to the National Mall to exercise the First Amendment in their own way.

Tea party Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount

Animation is not just for kids any more. In fact, there’s nothing at all “Mickey Mouse” about the cartoon video … Continued

Colbert and the Super PACs: The men who stare at votes

Kris Connor GETTY IMAGES Stephen Colbert speaks during the “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” on the National Mall on … Continued

MLK memorial ‘holy ground’ for many

Nikki Kahn THE WASHINGTON POST The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is shown in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, July 16, … Continued

Seventh-Day Adventists and abortion

Christians of all denominations are gathering on the National Mall today to protest the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, … Continued

Rallying for reason: a little atheism goes a long way

By Fred Edwords We live in a sensitive nation. The very idea that nonbelievers exist here, are open about their … Continued

Islamic terrorism? Racism? Some Muslims turn to humor

By Michelle Boorstein Terrorism? Not your typical punch line fodder. But some Muslims, hoping to bring a bit of levity … Continued

Beck’s infusion of religion into civic life

By Becky Garrison Father James Martin, SJ reflects how one can find some underlying Christian reasons for confronting hypocrisy: “Remember … Continued

Comedy saves America: the Stewart and Colbert rallies

For many years, a wonderful seminary colleague of mine taught a class called “Humor as Healing and Grace.” Humor is … Continued

Glenn Beck and the restoration of American civil religion

By Amarnath Amarasingam  Ever since sociologist Robert Bellah wrote “Civil Religion in America” in 1967, the concept has become one … Continued

Writing about Beck: God made me do it

I wasn’t planning to write about the Glenn Beck rally on the National Mall on Saturday but then I felt … Continued

National day of prayer confusion

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler The 59th National Day of Prayer is scheduled for May 6. It is … Continued

Immigration reform is right and just

By Cardinal Roger MahonyCatholic Archbishop of Los Angeles Sunday on the National Mall, tens of thousands of persons from across … Continued

Immigration reform advocates to pray, rally and march in Washington

Thousands of people of faith representing dozens of religious denominations and organizations will demonstrate their support for immigration reform in … Continued