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Celebrations of ‘I Have a Dream’ speech obscure its critique

RNS () — It may be the most famous speech of the 20th century. Millions of American schoolchildren who never … Continued

Christians in Sudan face increased hostility

NAIROBI, Kenya — Despite a promise by the Sudanese government to grant its minority Christian population religious freedom, church leaders … Continued

Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Lebanon as riots flare across Middle East

BEIRUT — As violent protests against an anti-Islam film spread to much of the Muslim world on Friday (Sept. 14), … Continued

Not pretty in pink: Komen has a trust gap

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the nation’s largest breast cancer charity, has had tremendous success in getting the … Continued

Marriage changing, but still valuable

A new survey out this week from the National Marriage Project shows that marriage is an institution in decline in … Continued

U.S. Christians meet with Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu

Last week, a coalition from Christians United for Israel, Texas Pastor John Hagee’s pro-Israel advocacy group, met with Israeli Prime … Continued

What determines if sex is good or bad?

Speaking to a meeting of Hasidic Jewish leaders on Sunday, New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino said, “I don’t … Continued

Muslim leaders telling truths at Auschwitz

By Rabbi Jack Bemporad and Professor Marshall Breger During a time of raw hostility in the Middle East and heated … Continued

What’s really immoral: slave wages paid to illegal immigrants

Q: Illegal immigrants are flouting U.S. laws, but does affluent America (or Arizona for that matter) have a larger moral … Continued

Church’s real enemy: sin

Pope Benedict XVI has named the chief enemy of the Catholic Church today: the Catholic Church today. With his statements … Continued

Faith still the story

There were many interesting and critical faith issues during 2009. Any number of them would be worth a few pages … Continued

Health Care Too Great a Good for Caesar

Health-care reform is an economic, political and medical issue. But On Faith panelist and evangelical leader Jim Wallis says it’s … Continued

Palin’s Peculiar Family Values

I did not understand one word of what Sarah Palin said in her 18-minute resignation speech the other day. I … Continued

A Pro-Choice Ambassador to the Vatican?

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. “Vatican Unhappy with Obama Ambassador Picks,” scream the headlines. The only problem … Continued

Motivation, Expectations Matter in Church Dilemma

Only Senator Obama and his family can make that decision. If he believes he no longer can worship at Trinity … Continued

Obamas Entitled to Some Privacy

For political reasons it’s easy to understand why Senator Obama resigned from Trinity Church. Every church-related statement has the potential … Continued

Just Another Deflection

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

They Spoke; We Listened and Learned

Several months ago “On Faith “(jointly published by the Washington Post and Newsweek) held a symposium at Georgetown University on … Continued

Diverse Muslims, Violent Islamist Fundamentalism

First, the Muslim religion and Islamist fundamentalism as a religio-political force are two different, though related, entities. Muslims, like all … Continued

Digging for Bones No Way to Find Jesus

People have been attempting to disprove the resurrection of Jesus Christ since He rose from the grave, beginning with Pontius … Continued