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Church of England under fire for potential fracking profits

CANTERBURY, England — First it was payday lending; now fracking. Last month, the Church of England acknowledged and regretted investing … Continued

Goshen church gives, even in tough times

Goshen church members helped prepare 30 meals for neighbors/ Photo by Hamil. Harris. Located in an industrial patch of Forestville, … Continued

Congressional budget: What would Jesus cut?

By David Beckmann As an economist, I believe we should make decisions based on facts and data. As a minister, … Continued

Is the Prophet a founding father?

Mike Huckabee, the conservative former Arkansas governor, this weekend said that he is concerned about Islam’s role in Egypt’s future. … Continued

Millennium Development Goals: time to get serious

By Katherine Marshall Amid U.S. election fever, wacky pastors, and assorted other events, it’s easy to miss the momentous opening … Continued

A religious view of ‘development’

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall As a development practitioner who also teaches about development, I have tended to take … Continued

Climate Change: Debated Here, Devastating Elsewhere

By Jennifer Butlerexecutive director, Faith in Public Life Climate change affects us all, but its impact varies vastly from place … Continued

Keeping Poverty on the Global Agenda

FAITH IN ACTION By Katherine Marshall It’s the season of large international meetings. The General Assembly of the United Nations … Continued

Van Jones, Patriot

It makes me sad and a little sick that Van Jones, the White House Green Jobs Czar, was forced to … Continued

Barack Obama: Faith

George Stephanopolous revealed his roots as a preacher’s son when he asked President-elect Barack Obama if he missed being a … Continued

Change the World: Yes We Can!

There’s a broad consensus that President-elect Obama has at least four huge priorities: to tackle the economic crisis, invent a … Continued

Yes, If a Candidate Cares Less For “The Least”

The only religious reason for not voting for either presidential candidate would be if I knew for certain that he … Continued

Poor at Center of Evangelical Debate On Global Warming

Editor’s Note: Quotes about climate change are incorrectly attributed to the National Evangelical Association’s 2004 “Evangelical Call to Civic Responsibility.” … Continued

The Financial Tsunami Drowning Poverty Agenda

The most shocking comment for me in last week’s Vice Presidential debate was Joe Biden’s rather casual suggestion that foreign … Continued

Excuse Me, How Does It Feel to Be Poor?

The new poll on poverty has a certain brazen quality about it, or is it rubbing salt in the wound … Continued

Sant’Egidio’s ‘Prayer for Peace’

Forty years ago, Andrea Riccardi dedicated himself in Rome to helping his poorest neighbors. Last month in Naples, he challenged … Continued

Sacred Doubt

Mother Teresa’s passionate expression of doubt is a reflection of the profundity of her faith and places her firmly in … Continued