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Nelson Mandela and the Spiritual Legacy of Divestment

One aspect of Nelson Mandela’s legacy is spiritually crucial because it shows how systemic evil can be countered by systemic good.

The Moral Courage of Nelson Mandela

Mandela was a remarkable gift from God to South Africa and the world — may we remember most of all his great courage.

Malala Yousafzai wins God’s peace prize

(Jessica Rinaldi: Associated Press) “Thank you to God, for whom we are all equal.” So Malala Yousafzai, who was shot … Continued

Why faith matters in foreign policy

Belief is a habit of mind that reckons possibilities. It is a faith that fires an alchemy that transforms possibility … Continued

Uganda, AIDS, God and gays: Rick Warren and a punch in the nose

AP Filipinos release into the air paper lanterns to mark World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, 2012 at the Heroes … Continued

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Rohingya, and the Challenge of Faith

AP In this photo taken on Sept. 8, 2012, Muslims gather during a visit by a delegation of American diplomats … Continued

Nobel Peace Prize 2011: Peace is women’s work

Nobel Peace Prize 2011 L – Tawakkul Karman – Getty Images C – Leymah Gbowee – Reuters R – Ellen … Continued

Michele Bachmann and anti-HPV vaccine unreason

Chris Carlson AP Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks during the California Republican Party Fall Convention dinner in … Continued

South Africa’s inspiring constitution

National pride is palpable in South Africa but so are the stunning challenges that face what is in many respects … Continued

Preaching hatred begets hatred

After Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson, some have pointed the finger at inflammatory political rhetoric. Many singled out Sarah Palin’s … Continued

What the Most Admired list says about us

By David Waters The 10 men we most admire, according to Gallup, include four U.S. presidents, three world religious leaders, … Continued

Finding your ‘Calling’ in 2011

My New Year’s resolutions are frequently tactical: start this, stop that. Maybe it’s because it’s the end of a decade, … Continued

Exceptional in good and bad ways

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

“Terrorism” is newspeak for psychological warfare

In its 2010 National Security Strategy, the Obama administration sought to sever the relationship between Islam and terrorism, rejecting the … Continued

Soccer and the soul

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall South Africa already was at fever pitch when I visited 10 days ago, more … Continued

The World’s Cup runneth over with compassion

By Peter Storeyformer Methodist bishop, South Africa Right now there is no happier or noisier place in the world than … Continued

Just Peace considerations in Gaza

Q: In a statement Monday, Vice President Biden said the U.S. is consulting with other nations “on new ways to … Continued

Van Jones, faith hero

I spoke to Van Jones about a month after he got hounded out of his White House job and asked … Continued

Iran’s green jihad

By Melody Moezzi author and attorney I like to fancy myself a jihadist. Not in the false, hackneyed and mistranslated … Continued

Former President Jimmy Carter, writing this month on behalf of a dozen world leaders including Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, condemned “the male interpretations of religious texts” that have “provided a reason or excuse for the deprivation of women’s e

Former President Jimmy Carter, writing this month on behalf of a dozen world leaders including Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, … Continued