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Remembering the revival on the National Mall

Martin Luther King Jr. seen during his “I Have a Dream” speech.AP Hand clapping. Foot stomping. Shouts of “Amen!” and … Continued

50 years later: Dream. Vision. March.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Nikki Kahn THE WASHINGTON POST) Yesterday a great crowd gathered on the … Continued

MLK memorial gets a faithful re-write

Aug. 22, 2011James “Plunky” Branch plays the soprano saxophone in silent tribute at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Branch … Continued

Election 2012: Sex, lies and videotape

AFP/GETTY IMAGES A man fills out paper work to participate in the final day of early voting at the Lancaster … Continued

Judge: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association didn’t discriminate against black employee

A North Carolina judge has ruled the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association did not discriminate against a former black employee. Kimberly … Continued

Meaning of Fred Luter’s presidency to Southern Baptists

Several thousand Southern Baptist pastors, church workers, laymen and their wives, most of them elected representatives (“messengers”) from their local … Continued

From Harvey Milk to the White House: Gay marriage evolutions

ASSOCIATED PRESS Harvey Milk poses in front of his camera shop in San Francisco in this Nov. 9, 1977 photo. … Continued

Romney’s Mormonism up for debate?

George Frey GETTY IMAGES A statue of the founder of the Mormon Church Joseph Smith sits outside the historic Salt … Continued

Remembering a local activist

As I visited with Dr. W. Astor Kirk in his hospital room on August 11, he was very ill and … Continued

Same-sex marriage is a fundamental right

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft New York Republican gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino is far from alone in his bluntly stated opposition … Continued

Religious freedom to exclude

JUST LAW AND RELIGION Michael Kessler The Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited opinion in Christian Legal Society Chapter of … Continued

Who makes the history books?: Dorothy Height, 1912-2010

How do some figures enter a nation’s historical memory, and how and why are others excluded? My guess is that … Continued

Robertson’s ignorance of Haiti, and ours

Perhaps, in spite of this horrible tragedy, there will be good that comes out of this earthquake in Haiti. The … Continued

Islamophobia comes to Switzerland

Q: What’s your reaction to Sunday’s decision by voters in Switzerland to ban construction of minarets, the slender towers from … Continued

Marriage and discrimination

JUST LAW AND RELIGION Michael Kessler This week, Keith Bardwell quit his post as Justice of the Peace for the … Continued

A Nobel Message to America

Why now? Only a few months into office, President Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize. Even the White House … Continued

Nuclear Heresy

Q: Reacting in part to recent missile tests by Iran and North Korea, President Obama and a unanimous UN Security … Continued

How to Be White

What can we expect will result from the “beer summit” hosted by President Obama with his invited guests, Professor Gates … Continued

A Sacred Institution Government Must Protect

What is marriage? Is it a sacred rite or a civil right? What role, if any, should religious institutions, traditions … Continued

Sotomayor, the ERLC, Parham and the Facts

In his OnFaith article (originally titled “SBC More Partisan than Senators on Sotomayor”), Robert Parham claimed the ERLC has lost … Continued