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Voting Against Their Interests: GOP & Climate Change
This is the first of a series of articles about how Republicans...
Are Pope Francis' views on climate change costing...
Like millions of other Christian environmentalists, I had been eagerly anticipating the...
Pope's Encyclical: Authentic Human Development Has a Moral...
(Reposted with permission.) Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment isn't an earth-shattering...
Poll: Climate Change is a Moral Issue
Climate change is a significant moral issue according to the recent survey...
The Thing About Jesus
Okay, so there are a lot of "things" about Jesus. But the...
Climate Change, Here and Now
President Obama vowed action on climate change in his historic inaugural speech...
Where's the Environment?
How did we get to a place where we reference the environment...
The Refugee Crisis
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A Democratic Revival
Like many Democrats of faith, I’m still reeling—or doing something close to...
Is Donald Trump the Antichrist?
While Democrats and progressive Christians alike argue that President Trump is the...
Truth, Tolerance, and the Rise of Trump
Our land of the free, home of the brave turned 240 this...
The Benefits and Risks of a Clinton-Warren Ticket
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Why Trump's Invasive Brand Is Actually Unpatriotic
A little over a month ago, I arrived in Washington, D.C. to...
The Alarming Discrepancy Between Clinton and Trump Endorsements
In light of Paul Ryan’s seemingly begrudging recent endorsement of Donald Trump...
With Dictators as Friends, A Donald Trump Presidency...
Last Tuesday, Republican nominee Donald Trump received an endorsement from Kim Jong...
Slamming the Door on the Syrian Stranger
(Reposted with permission from author) “The terrorists are traitors to their own...
The Faithful Must Aid Syrian Refugees
As the delicious leftovers from Thursday’s massive Thanksgiving meal digest in American...
Voting Against Their Interests: Wealth Inequality
This is part of a series of articles about how Republicans convince its...
The GOP's Syrian Overreactions and Isolationism post-Paris
Paris is arguably the most romantic city on the planet. With its impressionist...
Ben Carson's threat to Religious Liberty
In a statement on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Dr. Ben Carson, a...
Gun Violence and the Common Good
(Reposted with Permission from the Author) The mass shooting at Umpqua Community College...
White House guests Deepen, not Divide, Pope Francis'...
You better watch out, you better not cry—you better not pout, I’m...
Pope Francis' Theology of Common Care
As Pope Francis' trip to the Philippines last January revealed, where Francis...
Pope Francis and the Republican Presidential Hopefuls: A...
(Reposted with Permission from the Author) With Pope Francis increasingly focused on...
Feeling the Bern? Maybe.
I’m intrigued by Bernie Sanders. When he initially announced his presidential bid...
Reforming Prison and Loving the Sinner
Despite the recent influx of political attention given to criminal justice reform...
Blessed are the Peacemakers: A Deal with Iran
Last week President Barack Obama delivered what could become the most significant...
Why Walker Won't Win
(Below is a modified version of a piece recently published in the...
No more tears for the Confederate Flag
I got a call late on Wednesday, June 17. The ring jolted...
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Haven't we been silent long enough? In an effort to expand our...
Verses vs. Verses: Same-sex marriage dialogue continues post-SCOTUS...
The June 26, 2015 SCOTUS decision on same-sex marriage didn't settle the...
Charleston's 'hard truths'
After nearly four days of coverage, reaction and rebuttal about the why...
Romero and Me
A young man named Mario graduated college at Eastern University May 9 as a...
Idealists & Realists for Hillary
Much has been made of Hillary Clinton’s presidential run since she announced...
Changing Indiana: How RFRA got fixed
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Hillary's Values: seeking criminal justice reform
This week, like me, I’m sure you prayed for peace and healing...
Why I'm Ready for Hillary
After much speculation and encouragement from supporters throughout the country, Hillary Clinton...
A Note on Community
It’s not enough to talk about community. It’s not enough to quickly...
She's running for President!
My Gmail inbox received an influx of fantastic news Sunday afternoon. And...
An Endless Lenten Journey: Undocumented Immigrants
Millions of people around the world will walk together during Holy week, remembering...
Religious Liberty vs. LGBT Rights: How the Church...
(This opinion is reproduced with permission from the author and courtesy of...
A Prayer for Ted Cruz (Not the way...
Dear Media and News Editors: This is a prayer. I pray that...
Tasteless, Tactless, or Treasonous?
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50th Anniversary of Six Hundred in Selma
That's what it took. Armed with prayer and nonviolence, six hundred women...
Is Catholic marriage and love possible for LGBT...
As Philadelphia prepares for the Pope’s visit and the World Meeting of...
The Most Important Line in Netanyahu's Speech
Benjamin Netanyahu said a lot in his speech before Congress today--much of...
Dems Ought to Lay Claim to Religious Liberty
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting...
CPAC Highlight: Obama is proclaimed anti-Christian
A panel discussion this past weekend at the Conservative Political Action Conference...
Faith Leaders Unite to Spare a Life
As of Friday night at 8:00 p.m., 96 ordained clergy in the state...
Prayer doesn't answer with discrimination
Prayer is a powerful motivator. In heart and mind, one reaches out...
Teaching faith and humility to Congress
I was having dinner about 18 months ago in D.C. with some...
Rethinking Civic Engagement in a Culture of Quid...
Recently, Professor Zephyr Teachout of Fordham Law, wrote a piece in the...
A Better Politics: Modeling Civility, Embracing Difference
Toward the end of President Obama’s sixth State of the Union address last...
A New Year’s Hope: End the Death Penalty
On December 9 2014 despite objections from anti-death penalty activists, a last...
Celebrating the Power of Light at Christmas
At every Christmas Eve service my favorite part is always the final...
A Tale of Two Seasons: Election vs. Advent
As elections wrap up and Advent begins, I cannot help but to...
Pope Francis to visit Philadelphia
Last month, Pope Francis announced he’s coming to Philadelphia in September 2015...
Missing Values, Missing Votes in the 2014 Mid-Terms
With some time now to properly digest the Mid-Term blue-to-red Election results,...
Raise the Wage
As a rookie summer intern reporter at a Philadelphia suburban newspaper, I...
Good Times with The Good Lie
If you’re looking for a good film to reaffirm the power of...
Redistricting: A Faith Issue?
We traditionally think of redistricting as an issue that impacts us only...
We Are People, Not Pawns
Would you raise taxes by $4,700 on working families to make a...
Daily Beast's Sally Kohn: Why I'm Against Hamas,...
This piece by Sally Kohn originally appeared on the Daily Beast. As...
The Preschool to Prison Pipeline Must Stop
Laws are created for society; society is not created for its laws....
What has Shaken American Faith in the Power...
A May 2014 Gallup Poll says that 57% of the Americans polled...
Fair vs Equal: Punishing and Protecting in a...
Earlier this month the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, called upon...
After Hobby Lobby: Takeaways and Implications
On Monday, June 30, the Supreme Court ruled on the Hobby Lobby...
What Can We Learn from the Pending Hobby...
Just a little while ago, I read a blog post by Dr....
Catholics Continue to Divest From Fossil Fuels
Catholics care about creation. The command to be actively involved in and...
Make Abortions an Anomaly: Support Contraception Coverage
Let’s get one thing clear: no one dreams of having an abortion....
Can the Little Children Come Unto Us? A...
In the wake of increased gun violence in our country that is...
Why Catholic Teaching Unquestionably Necessitates the Use of...
A Good World, a Life of Rights, and the Freedom to Choose...
Can Progressive Christians Ever Support War?
With Memorial Day upon us, we Americans are about to enter the...
What We See in Pope Francis
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The Truth About Income Inequality
Most Americans are working much harder for much less, and that is...
Back To Basics With Lent
In the year 325 CE, the first great world-wide council of the...
How to Respond When World Vision Breaks Your...
We like to think of God in terms of sides - God's...
Burns Strider Talks Faith, Politics, and Rural Voters
On Friday, March 21st, Burns Strider sat down with Salena Zito of...
What the Real Saint Patrick Teaches us about...
If you ask your average “Irish American” about the life of Saint...
The Responsibility of Government Leaders to the Working...
Government is a calling to serve, to promote the general welfare and...
Scripture and Policy Poverty Guide
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3 Coins in the Fountainhead
The radical philosophy of twentieth century author Ayn Rand is known by...
Life Together: Community, Anti-Capitalism, & The Gospel Narrative
As a recent college graduate, there is a narrative arc of success...
Well Deserved Penance
My name is John Hilton and I am delighted to be affiliated...
Happy New Year -- We're Back!
After a bit of a hiatus, I am happy to announce that...
Viral Video Nears One Million Views as Faith...
When people come together around a common cause, it gets noticed. Last...
Kids Ask Senators Not to Join the Bad...
When the option is for U.S. Senators to keep company with pastors,...
What If It's Not the Prisoner Who Needs...
Co-authored by Bill Mefford, director of civil and human rights at the...
Core message: 750,000 jobs lost is not "a pittance." How powerful leaders...
An Evening with David P. Gushee
Last week, Evangelical scholar and Christian ethicist David Gushee visited The University...
The World's Eyes on NRA Lobbyists
While efforts to reduce gun violence in the U.S. move forward, the...
What's in Your Portfolio?
Late Saturday morning, I was sitting in my favorite Charlottesville coffee shop...
Gun Violence: Prep Guide
Core Message: Congress chose to legalize the gun that killed the Newtown...
NRA Lobbyists vs. Gun Owners
Core Message: It has been just over one month since the Newtown...
Failing at Devil's Advocate for Louie Giglio
In the few short days since controversy erupted around Rev. Louie Giglio's...
The Murmur of Military Violence Drones On
Everyday, it seems, I read tweets and news snippets announcing that, “Obama...
The World is About to Turn
Recently, I heard a story. A friend’s father ran into the superintendent...
The Need For Action on Gun Violence
Periodically Faithful Democrats will post message memos put together by Message Matters....
Lament for the Massacred Innocents
Contrary to what James Carney said, now is precisely the time to...
Nearly a month ago I wrote, “We put our foot down against...
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