Data reviewed by the Congressional Committee on Oversight and Government Reform weighed the financial pros and cons of relying on private contractors or paramilitaries, such as Blackwater USA,
In response to a police crackdown on people living on the streets, First Presbyterian Church in downtown Dallas opened its parking lot as a safe space for homeless people to sleep—even provid
More than 150 leading African-American clergy, scholars, government officials, and health experts joined in October with the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS to respond to HIV
The Community of Sant´Egidio, a Catholic lay group, is encouraging a glass of good wine with supper.
During Lent, we think about the saints who listened in the night.
Ride the Curl Jesus is cool again! He rides a motorcycle, plays soccer and football, enjoys the occasional rodeo—plus, he surfs!
More than 9.25 million people in the world are held in penal institutions, according to the 2007 edition of the World Prison Population List, produced by the International Centre for Prison Studies
Residents of East Houston's Manchester neighborhood were joined by hundreds of riders from the People's Freedom Caravan as they placed 300 white crosses, representing cancer victims in the communit
Pax Christi International, the Brussels-based Catholic peace movement, elected a lay woman and an archbishop as co-presidents.
Praise Band. The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, which networks with 15 million U.S.
"From the time of Moses' stone tablets, man [sic] has searched for a better way to store, study, and share God's work," preaches the press release for the newly released GoBible.
The United Church of Christ has been on the forefront of environmental justice since the 1980s, when it published Toxic Wastes and Race in the United States. That report revealed the disprop
Sojourners hosted in June a first-of-its-kind, live special edition of CNN's "The Situation Room." Jim Wallis, CNN's Soledad O'Brien, and national religious leaders questioned leading Democratic presi
The new global anti-trafficking movement is expanding in Europe, where churches have joined a coalition to advocate for an end to human trafficking within European Union member states.
Promoting "green industry" can foster an economy that benefits all Americans and is strong enough to lift people out of poverty, according to "Community Jobs in the Green Economy," a new report fro
A Brazilian landowner known as the mastermind behind the murder of 73-year-old Catholic nun Dorothy Stang was sentenced in May to 30 years in prison.
Travel Bans. The Treasury Department dropped the threat of a $34,000 fine against five Alliance of Baptists churches for allegedly violating the U.S.
American theists perceive God in four general ways, according to findings from the Baylor Religion Survey.
Members of Reef Relief in Key West, Florida, dove down to the Sand Key reef to join in the national day of climate action held April 14 in the U.S.
In the public debate over immigration reform, President Bush has been pushing a guest worker program that would allow immigrant workers to apply for temporary employment in certain sectors.
Poor Diet. In April, Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski encouraged all Oregonians to take the "Food Stamp Challenge" by living on an average food stamp budget of $21 per person per week.
Finally, researchers have harnessed the fruit of the spirit into a new kind of energy drink!
The narcotraficante commanded me in gestures, take off your blouse. Then he jerked it, scattering buttons— smooth and pink—along the ground. <
Christian Aid's 2007 report "A Rich Seam: Who Benefits from Rising Commodity Prices?" indicates that mining companies that extract raw commodities—such as oil, nickel, or copper—turn th
As part of a global movement marking the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq, thousands of demonstrators holding burning torches formed a peace sign at the Heroes' Square in Budapest, Hungary.
In January, the new Democratic House passed a clean minimum wage bill, but in early February the Senate tagged on $8.3 billion in tax cuts for businesses, effectively delaying final action until a
Struggling to explain God's ways to your Sunday school class? Nothing says "atonement" like sugar tinted with Red Dye No. 3.
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Alice Walker talks about Katrina, bubble baths, and the art of remembering.
Our children are coming home from the front lines- and they have questions.
A Bethlehem factory produces fair trade clothing by unionizing workers.
Since the industrial revolution, cities often have been seen as the domain of low-income residents, while their surrounding suburbs have been home to middle- and upper-income people.
BeadforLife has helped roll hundreds of Ugandan families out of poverty by training HIV-positive women and refugees in the art of bead rolling.
Toronto-based Anglicans met in November to discuss restorative justice models in the criminal justice system, especially in light of the new Canadian administration's promise to be "tough on crime.
The Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee celebrated victory after a two-year organizing campaign resulted in the local council passing an ordinance to create a Housing Trust Fund (HTF) for su
Let all creation praise! Worried that your pooch won't come with you at the rapture? Anxious that the piety crowd might think your four-legged life partner is short on salvation?
The biggest obstacle to proper preparedness might well be ideology.
Bewilderment is not momentary confusion. It is becoming fundamentally displaced.
Forty years after Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the "Beyond Vietnam" speech, what does it mean for America today? A conversation with historian and scholar Vincent G. Harding.
On April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave one of the most important speeches in American history.
The U.S. provided nearly half of the conventional weapons sold to developing nations in 2005