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The Solution to the Central American Refugee Problem Is a Thriving Central America

If we’re serious about the refugee crisis, we must deal with the source of the problem before someone reaches our borders.

The Death Penalty is Never Humane

Even when carried out swiftly, the death penalty is an archaic and barbaric practice.

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These Are America’s First Churches — and They’re Still Worshipping

Find out which churches made the list of congregations that have been gathering since the colonial days.

Annual Report on the World’s Worst Religious Freedom Abusers Comes with a New Twist

The United States underutilizes the mechanisms put in place by the International Religious Freedom Act. That needs to change.

The Obama Doctrine: American Civil Spirituality

President Obama has overseen the decline of American civil religion. He has also helped foster a new public faith: American civil spirituality.

Pope Francis Names 19 New Cardinals, None From the U.S.

No “red hats” given to United States bishops as Pope Francis names his additions to the College of Cardinals.

U.S. Diplomacy with Iran and the Ethics of Sitting Together at the Table

It is a diplomacy built upon an ethic whose goal is the sustenance and joy of all of humanity. It … Continued

National Day of Non-Prayer?

Imagine this hypothetical companion headline: “President Obama will also sign a proclamation Friday recognizing National Day of Non-Prayer.”