Political Expediency

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The values behind support for path to citizenship for illegal immigrants

Political philosopher John Rawls famously argued that democratic deliberation should aspire not just to political deals based on expediency and … Continued

The role of Islam and the possibility of Islam teaming up with China

REUTERS A boy attends prayers with other Muslims to celebrate Eid al-Adha at a mosque in Yumen, Gansu province on … Continued

What do religious leaders want for Obama’s next four years?

WASHINGTON — Addressing poverty. Seeking reconciliation. Protecting religious freedom. Religious leaders already have their wish lists ready for President Obama’s … Continued

On immigration, Supreme Court sends a contradictory message

Andrew Innerarity REUTERS Dennis Ramos chants with fellow protesters during a rally in Miami, to protest against the U.S. Supreme … Continued

Analysis: The unexpected evangelical silence on Mitt Romney’s Mormonism

Now that Mitt Romney has sewn up the Republican nomination, the GOP can move beyond a tumultuous primary season. But … Continued

With allegations of a ‘nun crackdown,’ the Vatican goes spring cleaning

If everyone could just calm down for a moment regarding the Vatican and nuns, perhaps we could all consider some … Continued

George Washington: moral prophet for America

By Peter A. Lillback When George Washington stepped on the American stage, he became its indispensable leader. From the first … Continued

In Afghanistan–Continued Occupation is Immoral

Q: In the wake of Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal as chief commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, … Continued

Arizona’s breach of faith

As the new immigration law in Arizona indicates, we are once again traveling down a road where intolerance, bigotry, racism, … Continued

Don’t Mess With God or Texas

The Texas Board of Education, the nation’s second largest purchaser of public school textbooks, is revising its K-12 social studies … Continued

Is Hope Bilingual?

Are 12 million people living in fear and hiding in the shadows a priority for President Obama? In essence, that … Continued

U.S. Must Earn Respect With Consistent Values

What must happen for us to move forward together with the Muslim world, with mutual respect? The first step is … Continued

No Need to Repent for Choice

Father Jay Scott Newman, a priest in the Roman Catholic church, thinks that every Catholic who voted for President-elect Barack … Continued

Be Not Afraid

The Gospels record that when the women disciples bring spices to anoint Jesus’ body after his crucifixion and burial, they … Continued

The Year of the Religious Moderate

From Rick Warren’s Saddleback Forum, to Jeremiah Wright, John Hagee and Rod Parsley, 2008 represents for faith in the American … Continued

Obama’s Father’s Day Masterpiece

The Democratic Party’s presumptive presidential candidate, as you may know, gave an address at the Apostolic Church of God in … Continued

Pope Benedict, Islam, and Magdi Allam

On March 22 at St. Peter’s in Rome Pope Benedict XVI baptized a Muslim journalist named Magdi Allam, and in … Continued