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Thanksgiving: A Time for Catholics to Work for the Poor

The prophetic voice of the church is needed because most of us don’t think about poor people because we don’t see them.

Atheists step in to help Ohio pastor assaulted by ‘militant atheist’

RNS () — A prominent Chicago atheist is reaching out to an Ohio pastor who was brutally beaten by a … Continued

New book recounts church gardening as peacemaking ministry

BREVARD, N.C. — Fred Bahnson’s first bit of advice when he started planning a church garden eight years ago came … Continued

Congregations tend the soil and the soul with vegetable gardens

The Rev. Morris G. Henderson wasn’t sure what do with a vacant city block of land behind his 31st Street … Continued

Report: Megachurches thriving in tough economic times

Despite the tough economy, many of the nation’s largest churches are thriving, with increased offerings and plans to hire more … Continued

Churches, synagogues press for federal rebuilding aid after Sandy

NEPONSIT, N.Y. — The cornerstone of West End Temple reads “1960,” but the interior of the synagogue in New York … Continued

Faith and the flu

Marvin Joseph MARVIN JOSEPH/TWP One doctor sees the practice of medicine as a great interfaith activity. Let me guess; a … Continued

Tax Fairness Is a Family Value – and a Civic Virtue

BLOOMBERG U.S. Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service 1040 Individual Income Tax forms for the 2010 tax year. Consider … Continued

With Chick-fil-A fight, progressive mayors get their ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ moment

ROBERT MACPHERSON AFP/GETTY IMAGES Protesters hold signs and shout slogans outside a Chick-fil-A food truck in a demonstration organized by … Continued

Health care’s messy morality: What’s next for Christians as the Affordable Care Act survives?

Melina Mara The Washington Post Healthcare activists gather in front of the Supreme Court as the decision is announced. Although … Continued

Religious liberty is not optional

With tweets and text messages, prayers and preaching, Catholics and other Americans will spend the next two weeks (June 21-July … Continued

Atheists challenge the tax exemption for religious groups

How much money does the U.S. government forgo by not taxing religious institutions? According to a University of Tampa professor, … Continued

Why we are all Catholics now

Beck meets the newly elevated Cardinal Timothy Dolan in the Vatican. I am a proud member of the Church of … Continued

U.S. bishops should focus on economy

Ted S. Warren From left, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, of Louisville, KY, vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic … Continued

Adios, evangelical-Catholic coalitions

I saw the gloating over the repeal of the Affordable Health Care Act from an evangelical on this page the … Continued

A High Holiday message for the victims of the economic collapse

By Rabbi Marvin Hier This year at Rosh Hashanah, special sensitivity is required while giving our friends the traditional New … Continued

Nuclear swords to God’s plowshares

By Deena Guzderfree-lance journalist While most Americans were celebrating Independence Day by unfurling flags and setting off fireworks, over a … Continued

A shelter for my grandchildren: The limits of volunteerism

By Paul Rogat Loebauthor activist April is National Volunteer Month and from April 23-25 we celebrate Global Youth Service Day … Continued

Obama Faith Council Debates Religious Icons

By William Wan Obama’s faith council is finalizing its draft report this week, and one of the key debates that … Continued

Why do the holidays depress us?

Q: Why do I always get depressed around the holidays? By Erica Brown The holidays can be a very lonely … Continued