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One practical lesson of the Pew report is the crucial need for mainliners to focus on passing the faith on to the next generation.
By the time of Freddie Gray's arrest, his part of town was already awash in legitimate grievances against the police.
No rain in California is a disaster for all of us. But the drought, now entering its fourth year, is also an opportunity.
When what's at stake is a commercial transaction, it makes sense for a religious freedom claim to be trumped by the commitment to treat people equally.
The ACA is no longer just an idea. It is how millions of people access health care—and the Supreme Court stands poised to gut it.
Is anti-Semitism on the rise? It's hard to quantify, and data vary across regions. But a vicious anti-Semitism persists in Europe and the Middle East.
ISIS’s primary targets remain Muslims it views as apostate. But a new generation of Christian martyrs is arising as well.
Obama's budget includes more money to detain undocumented children. At the largest family detention center, the average child is age six.
Imagine a tax increase that makes sense to liberals and conservatives, the Chamber of Commerce and unions, truckers and environmentalists.
We don’t have to choose between solidarity with victims of violence and with religious minorities. But the latter may be more challenging work.
U.S. churches have long sought better relations with Christians in Cuba. The political thaw will make this much easier.
Attaining justice for victims of sexual assault cannot be a matter of belief or disbelief. They are individuals, not symbols of a cause.
For black Americans, the abuse of power by police is not an aberration. It’s a familiar pattern.
As many as 13.6 million people have been displaced by the conflicts in Iraq and Syria. What can American Christians do?
In politics, meeting in the middle is often a useful and necessary thing. But it isn’t itself an adequate ethical yardstick.
In the U.S., assisted suicide has mostly been a hard sell. But there are some clear steps to take to improve end-of-life care.
Almost a third of Protestant pastors think domestic violence is not a problem in their congregations. They're wrong.
The question isn't how frightening ISIS is. It's what actual threat it poses—and how to contain that threat without causing more harm.
On election day, the Republicans will keep the House, the Democrats may lose the Senate, and 1,000 more immigrants will be deported.
Behind the Ebola epidemic are issues of basic health care. Combating it involves fairly basic public health measures and education.
Air strikes give the illusion of surgical intervention. But they are not unambiguous humanitarian acts.
The people to whom John Howard Yoder was accountable struggled to discipline him—and failed to deal adequately with his victims' pain.
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