Valerie Elverton Dixon

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Why faith matters in foreign policy

Belief is a habit of mind that reckons possibilities. It is a faith that fires an alchemy that transforms possibility … Continued

Sin in Syria

Dec. 8, 2012Seven-year-old Walid, right, is comforted as he mourns a fallen Syrian rebel fighter taken away for burial in … Continued

Mindfulness and Kwanzaa

Mark Gail WASHINGTON POST William Ross, 10, lights the candle representing the Kwanzaa principle Nia (purpose) during the annual holiday … Continued

The idolatry of the gun

REUTERS A customer tests a Glock 20 10mm handgun at the Guns-R-Us gun shop in Phoenix on Dec. 20, 2012. … Continued

An open letter to Anne Rice

Dear Anne Rice, Your decision to leave the Catholic Church and to leave Christianity prompted the On Faith panel questions … Continued

Faithful objection to military action

By Valerie Elverton Dixonfounder When is it justice for a member of the military to refuse orders? Is selective … Continued

Christian Right’s misreading of MLK

ByValerie Elverton Dixon founder In November 2009, a group of clergy released the Manhattan Declaration, a document outlining, among … Continued

Resolving to pray for peace

By Valerie Elverton Dixonfounder Suppose during the month of January at least a million Christians prayed for peace everyday … Continued

Faith in the Face of Gang Violence

By Valerie Elverton Dixonfounder Derrion Albert was a church-going honor student who had refused to join a gang. He … Continued

Peace Is a Decision

By Valerie Elverton Dixonfounder Today, Sept. 21, is the United Nations International Day of Peace and Global Ceasefire. Peace … Continued

Free Market Cannot Heal Us

By Valerie Elverton Dixonfounder In recent town hall meetings, citizens have asked their Congress members if illegal immigrants will … Continued

Our Faith in Walter Cronkite

By Valerie Elverton Dixonfounder Walter Cronkite was a modernist voice of faith in reason, science, progress and a metanarrative. … Continued

God the Father

Valerie Elverton Dixonfounder, The god of our fathers is not always God our Father. The god of our fathers, … Continued

No Such Thing as a Holy War

By Valerie Elverton Dixonfounder, Each year on June 6, we remember those who fought and those who died on … Continued

God Our Mother

By Valerie Elverton Dixonfounder Mother’s Day is a day when we ought to give God the Mother her proper … Continued

Obama’s Faith in Respect

By Valerie Elverton Dixonfounder President Obama has been criticized for his respectful demeanor when meeting controversial and often anti-American … Continued

Taxes and Values

By Valerie Elverton Dixonteacher, founder of Taxes taxes everywhere and deficit spending as far as the eye can see. … Continued

The Power of Remembrance

By Valerie Elverton Dixonteacher, founder of On Wednesday, the United Nations observed the first annual International Day of Remembrance … Continued

Combatant For Peace

By Valerie Elverton DixonSeminary Professor, Writer Frailty, vulnerability and powerless are facts of the human condition. We look at the … Continued

Giving Up Chocolate for Lent

I give up chocolate for Lent. This is a serious sacrifice for a woman who loves chocolate. It is the … Continued