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March on Washington’s dream, our vow

David Goldman/ Associated Press: In this March 26, 2012 file photo Jaquan Kelley of Atlanta wears a Skittles wrapper over … Continued

It’s pro-life to care for the poor. It’s also patriotic.

Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of Network, speaks during a stop on the first day of a nine-state Nuns on … Continued

COMMENTARY: A history of discrimination earns President Obama a right to speak

I first learned about President Obama’s comments about racism and the Trayvon Martin case last week when a Facebook friend … Continued

Myrlie Evers-Williams gives invocation at President Obama inauguration (full transcript)

Justin Sullivan GETTY IMAGES WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 21: Myrlie Evers-Williams gives the invocation as U.S. President Barack Obama looks … Continued

Affordable Care Act:

David Goldman AP Supporters of President Barack Obama’s health care law celebrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington Thursday after … Continued

Kathleen Sebelius speaks at Georgetown about religious freedom

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius indirectly addressed the controversy over requiring insurance coverage for birth control by invoking … Continued

70 years later, still blaming an ‘enemy within’

Sunday, February 19, 2012, marks the seventieth anniversary of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order (EO) 9066 – … Continued

He loves us, but not that way

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

A necessary presidential faith

In the wake of his weekend rally, Glenn Beck kept up the drumbeat of criticism about President Obama’s religion, calling … Continued

Building mosque can be a redemptive act

President Obama, after saying that building a mosque at Ground Zero fit our “commitment to religious freedom,” backtracked, saying he … Continued

We need a prophetic (not necessarily Protestant) justice

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

Mary McLeod Bethune’s Hope Today

By Rev. Brenda Girton-MitchellGrace and Race Ministries, Inc. An Open Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder: Dear Attorney General Eric … Continued

New Liberal Faith Group Takes on Global Warming

By Jacqueline L. Salmon One of the first efforts by American Values Network, the new progressive faith organization launched by … Continued

Lifting Every Voice

By James Forbes Jr.Senior Minister Emeritus, Riverside Church, New York This Black History Month, as our nation’s first African American … Continued

Government Funding Of, By and For ALL

It takes me a minute sometimes to understand what is really going on. Like, it took me a moment to … Continued

Be Comforted This Election Year

After mourning the disastrous destructions of two ancient Temples in Jerusalem, Jewish tradition calls us to recite the words of … Continued

Church is One Body, Many Voices

The blood washed Church for which Jesus died is not relegated to one group or another, nor is it held … Continued

Time to Renounce the Renouncing

The Question: John McCain’s spiritual guide, televangelist Rod Parsley, calls Islam a “false religion” that should be “destroyed.” Should McCain … Continued

Black Church and Black Liberation Theology: Notes on Listening

Much has been said, replayed, and critiqued about the sermons of Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright of Trinity United Church of … Continued

Enough of Heaven and Hell

Oh, for heaven’s sake. This question irritates the…inferno out of me. Of all the pointless, utterly childish notions associated with … Continued