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The Gospel According to Labor Day

Union leaders have forgotten the religious roots of organized labor in this country.

Are Catholic bishops really the final authority on the faith?

Pope Francis delivers his speech during a meeting with young people on September 22, 2013 in Cagliari, Italy. Pope Francis … Continued

American Jews say others face more discrimination

RNS () — American Jews say they face discrimination in the U.S., but they see Muslims, gays and blacks facing … Continued

The missing message in today’s churches

The hub of Christianity is not “do something for Jesus.” The hub of Christianity is “Jesus has done everything for you.” And my fear is that too many people, both inside and outside the church, have heard our “do more, try harder” sermons and pleas for intensified devotion and concluded that the focus of the Christian faith is the work that we do instead of the work God has done for us in the person of Jesus.

How to counter violent extremism

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

Why gun violence is a Christian issue

(George Frey/Getty Images) A suicide by shotgun in the City of Fairfax, following closely on the heels of the Navy … Continued

Excerpts from Pope Francis’ (second) explosive interview

RNS () — Pope Francis has done it again: Just two weeks after the publication of a lengthy, detailed interview … Continued

Pope Francis to announce date when popes John XXIII and John Paul II will be made saints

Pope Francis is expected Monday to announce the date when he will make saints of two of contemporary Catholicism’s most … Continued

Pope Francis tells the poor: ‘Don’t let yourselves be robbed of hope’

ROME — Pope Francis criticized what he called the “idolatry of money” on Sunday (Sept. 22) in a trip to … Continued

The Pope Francis Effect: 8 Ways He’s Changing the Catholic Church

So we know by now that Pope Francis is different. But is he changing more than just the tone of … Continued

Back to school, putting a face to another’s faith

(istockphoto) No quick fix diplomatic or military will dissolve the centuries of distrust and rivalry that fuel the sectarian conflict … Continued

Is King’s dream still alive?

Martin Luther King Jr. seen during his “I Have a Dream” speech.AP The lead up to the 50 th anniversary … Continued

Civil Rights leaders lift up prayers marking March on Washington

They stood side by side in Mount Airy Baptist Church in Northwest Wednesday night, the aging Civil Rights leaders and … Continued

Embattled Archbishop John Myers lashes out at media, critics

NEWARK, N.J. — In a sharply worded offensive, Newark Archbishop John J. Myers lashed out at the media and his … Continued

Conservatives vow suit over N.J. gay conversion law

TRENTON, N.J. — Licensed therapists are banned from using conversion therapy to try to change a child’s sexual orientation from … Continued

How to keep the faith on campus

Sept. 22, 2010Prospective students leave the undergraduate admissions building to take a tour of Georgetown University campus in Northwest Washington. … Continued

Religion in Foreign Policy: How to Get it Right

The State Department’s new office sends an important signal that faith-based cooperation is no longer optional — it is essential.

(CORRECTION) Assemblies of God defies denominational decline

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Assemblies of God, a denomination rooted in rural and small town America, appears to have leaped … Continued

Assemblies of God defies denominational decline

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Assemblies of God, a denomination rooted in rural and small town America, appears to have leaped … Continued

What imams talk about during Eid

RNS () — In their holiday Eid al-Fitr khutbas, or sermons, on Thursday (Aug. 8) many imams across the country … Continued