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Mitt Romney, Health Care, and Eco-Womanism

AP Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gestures during a rally in Abingdon, Va., on Oct. 5, 2012. … Continued

Extremism among the Amish

AP Members of a breakaway Amish group in Ohio are on trial for beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish … Continued

Voting is a moral and spiritual act

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

Abuses of faith in this election season

In recent debates between tea party-endorsed Senate candidates and their Democratic opponents, faith has emerged as a campaign issue. Calling … Continued

Deep Water calamity exposes our faith in the sea

By Kimberley C. Patton “The sea can wash away all evils.” The ancient Greek playwright Euripides gave these words to … Continued

Let 9/11 families decide on Ground Zero mosque

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach The cacophony of voices offering their strong opinions on whether the Ground Zero mosque ought to … Continued

Shirley Sherrod: Racial healing and God’s amazing grace

By: Gustav Niebuhr The story of how Shirley Sherrod briefly lost a job at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and … Continued

What Does the Name “Terrorist” Tell Us About Ourselves?

What should we call terrorists, some of whom claim to be motivated by their religion? Can one be an Islamic … Continued

Oil spill as warning sign

By Evonne MarzoukExecutive Director, Canfei Nesharim One recent Sunday, I had the pleasure of playing in the Atlantic Ocean with … Continued

More sin and salvation at the Southern Baptist Convention

By David Waters It’s a shame that this year’s Southern Baptist Convention didn’t get more attention from the news media. … Continued

Changing how Muslims see America

By Amar C. Bakshijournalist Last week, the Pew Research Center released its annual survey of global public opinion, including a … Continued

Animal rights and human wrongs

Q: Expensive and time-consuming efforts are being made to rescue and rehabilitate animals threatened by the Gulf oil spill. Do … Continued

The Lord God made us all

Q: Expensive and time-consuming efforts are being made to rescue and rehabilitate animals threatened by the Gulf oil spill. Do … Continued

SBC urges action against BP in gulf oil spill

The Southern Baptist Convention, never shy about expressing its disappointment with what it considers corporate (Disney) or political (Clinton) sinners, … Continued

God must love dogs

Q: Expensive and time-consuming efforts are being made to rescue and rehabilitate animals threatened by the Gulf oil spill. Do … Continued

Unreason in charge in the oil spill crisis

If you doubt that the greatest, long-term danger to American democracy is the unreason that chokes our public discourse as … Continued

Obama seeks God’s blessing in gulf storm

The most poignant and unexpected moment of President Obama’s address to the nation Tuesday night about the Gulf oil spill … Continued

Catholic views of animals

Q: Expensive and time-consuming efforts are being made to rescue and rehabilitate animals threatened by the Gulf oil spill. Do … Continued

Slime and punishment

Q: Expensive and time-consuming efforts are being made to rescue and rehabilitate animals threatened by the Gulf oil spill. Do … Continued

A barometer of greatness? How a nation treats the vulnerable

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. (Mahatma … Continued