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Death Penalty Injustices
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Vicki Harley Holland I applaud the commentary “When Governments Kill” (by Richard Viguerie, July 2009), as an American who used to support ...

Video: Jim Wallis and Tony Perkins on CNN
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

I'm pleased to hear Jim say I'm pleased to hear Jim say that there is not one Christian method for fixing the problems of our health care system and that both he and Perkins agree that faith has a role to play in this debate. ...

Was it Torture, or Value-Added Questioning?
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 4:07pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. With all the mixed signals we’ve been getting these days about the use of torture, it’s hard to know what to believe. ...

Abortion Common Ground
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

In recent days, it seems that the Religious Right is trying everything they can to derail the health-care reform our country so desperately needs. In recent days, it seems that th ...

Washington Update: Abortion Funding Not in Health-Care Bill
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

<strong></strong>The health-care reform debate in Washington, D.C., has many components, but one that has drawn enormous attention from the pro-life community is a concern over whether health-care ...

How to Win a Culture War
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Want to know how to win a culture war? Don't fight one. The soul of our nation has been marred from a perpetual state of culture war. Want to know how to win a culture war? ...

The Pope and the President: Unlikely Allies Seeking Common Ground for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

When Pope Benedict XVI meets with President Obama in Rome today, a shy German theologian and a charismatic leader known for his international rock star appeal will find plenty to agree on despite s ...

When Governments Kill
Originally Posted: 11/27/2012 - 5:45pm | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Viguerie A conservative argues for abolishing the death penalty. On most public policy matters, Jim ...

What's Done in the Dark
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Valerie Elverton Dixon Torture leaves wounds that are slow to heal. Jesus taught, “For nothing is hidden that ...

Global Death Penalty
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

under 18 years old at the time of the crime), including China, Iran, and the U.S. 93%: ...

Jon Stewart and Mike Huckabee on Abortion
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

He did it again. He did it again. Soon after my post about interviewing Jon Stewart , his interview with Mike Huckabee about abortion was brought to my attention. I was surpris ...

Abortion: Conversations, Not Killings
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Yesterday on <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frank-schaeffer/how-i-and-other-pro-life_b_209747.html"><em>The Huffington Post</em>, former religious-right leader Frank Schaeff ...

What Actually Works?
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:09am | Type: Magazine Article

Glen Stassen The right supports can reduce abortion rates. Shirley Bogard was an impressive teenager in the Ke ...

Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:12am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter A promising new movement leaves the bumper-sticker platitudes behind and offers the potential to actually reduce abortion. ...

Judge Sotomayor's Nomination
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

<p class="MsoNormal">This morning I was touched and blessed by the tears of a Puerto Rican immigrant grandmother. She came to the U.S. This morning I was touched a ...

Obama's Catholic Moment
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

Against the backdrop of protest and spectacle that threatened to overshadow graduation at the University of Notre Dame last week, President Obama delivered a graceful commencement address that stan ...

Discovering Common Ground
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

The media coverage and analysis of <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/17/us/politics/17text-obama.html?pagewanted=print">President Obama's speech at Notre Dame</a> on Sunday lar ...

Shedding 'Pro-Choice' and 'Pro-Life' Labels
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

In his <a title="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-at-Notre-Dame-Commencement/" href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-at- ...

Thoughts on Obama's Notre Dame Address
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

After weeks of controversy surrounding Notre Dame's invitation to President Obama to receive an honorary doctorate as this year's commencement speaker, we have seen both the American democratic tra ...

Challenging Obama on Abortion
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

This is a challenge to President Obama and Congress written in light of his commencement speech at the University of Notre Dame. This is a challenge to President Obama and Congres ...

Obama at Notre Dame: Continuing a Tradition of Dialogue
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Barack Obama will be the ninth president awarded an honorary degree from the University of Notre Dame and the sixth president to address its graduates during commencement services. ...

The Obama Notre Dame Controversy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The University of Notre Dame recently announced that President Barack Obama will be its spring commencement speaker and that he will also be receiving an honorary doctorate of laws degree. ...

What Makes Liberals and Conservatives Angry? Abortion Reduction
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

When both the Left and Right begin sharpening their knives, it means you are on to something. When both the Left and Right begin sharpening their knives, it means you are on to so ...

The Economy and Abortion
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

I have written about <a title="http://blog.sojo.net/2008/10/13/what-is-the-meaning-of-life-seeking-common-ground-on-abortion-reduction/" href="../2008/10/13/what-is-the-meaning-of-life-seekin ...

Check Your Terms
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Brigit M. Barnes [Regarding “A New Faith Coalition,” by Jim Wallis, January 2009]: Those who characterize abortion as “single-issue politi ...

Video: Jim Wallis Talks about Obama's Faith-Based Council with BBC and Fox News
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis talks about how Obama's new Council on Faith-Based &amp; Neighborhood Partnerships will take on the priorities of poverty, abortion reduction, fatherhood, and interfaith dialogue.</p> ...

A Fine Start for Common Ground Abortion Reduction
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

There are a host of Biblical passages against abortion- such as Job 10:18; Psalm 139:13, Luke 1:44 ...not ... There are a host of Biblical passages against abortion- such as Job 10:18; Psalm 139:13, Luke 1:44 ...not ...

Obama's New Faith-Based Council
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

The <a title="http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-faith-based5-2009feb05,0,1591409.story" href="http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-faith-based5-2009feb05,0, ...

End, Not Reduce, Abortion
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gerardine Luongo Ranft I was deeply disappointed in Sojour­ners’ guidance on voting in regard to abortion (“Principles and Policies for Ch ...

Hope on Death Row?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jeannie Choi In October, the families of crime victims and the famili ...

President Obama's Call for Common Ground on Abortion Reduction
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

I am encouraged that President Obama's first action on abortion was to release a statement supporting a common ground approach to reducing abortion, even as he also reiterated his policy of support ...

Seeking Common Ground for Abortion Reduction on Roe vs. Wade Anniversary
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Some call this the March for Life day, others the Roe day. It has been a day that divides us.</p> Some call this the March for Life day, others the Roe day. It has been a da ...

Making Abortion Rare
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Amy Spaulding A 2008 study commissioned by Catholics in Alliance for ...

Continuing the Abortion Conversation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

This is the sequel to the original <a title="http://eugenecho.wordpress.com/2008/10/30/the-abortion-conversation/" href="http://eugenecho.wordpress.com/2008/10/30/the-abortion-conversation/&q ...

Common Ground Abortion Reduction on The Washington Post's Front Page
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/17/AR2008111703682.html">Today's front page feature in <em>The Washington Post</em></a> is a good pr ...

A Pro-Lifer Who Welcomes the Obama Presidency
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In many situations I'm hesitant to use the term "pro-life," as for a lot of people it really means nothing more than "anti-abortion." To be pro-life should mean doing all that one can ...

Keeping the 'Consistent' in 'Consistent Ethic of Life'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Twelve years ago this week, the Catholic Church lost one of her great and humble leaders, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin.</p> Twelve years ago this week, the Catholic Church lost ...

Abortion Reduction Key to Common Ground
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Dear President-elect Obama,</p> Dear President-elect Obama, First, congratulations on your election as our 44 th president. I hope you know that there are tens of mil ...

A Consistent Ethic of Life from the Unborn to Baghdad
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Two pictures rotating on my laptop's screen-saver instantaneously rotate in my mind each time I hear a candidate or a preacher address the "value of human life."</p> ...

Outlawing the Symptom: Our Broken Abortion Strategy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Every election year the urgent call to vote our evangelical pro-life values is sent out to all the faith. Every election year the urgent call to vote our evangelical pro-life valu ...

The Meaning of 'Life'
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Catholic voters make up roughly 18 percent of the U.S. electorate, and they are a key voting bloc in every ...

Audio: Evangelical and Catholic Leaders Offer Alternative Pro-Life Position
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<em>Editor's Note: During a teleconference today, evangelical and Catholic leaders challenged people of faith to evaluate candidates on a consistent ethic of life that protects life from the "w ...

My Personal 'Faith Priorities' for this Election
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In 2004, several conservative Catholic bishops and a few megachurch pastors like Rick Warren issued their list of "non-negotiables," which were intended to be a voter guide for their followers. ...

A New Conversation on Abortion
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In last evening's presidential debate, the first steps were taken toward a new national conversation about abortion. For too many years, the old one hadn't changed very much. ...

What is the Meaning of "Life"? -- Seeking Common Ground on Abortion Reduction
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

For too long abortion was seen as the only "life" issue in our culture and politics, but there is a growing conviction among Christians that poverty, disease, war, the health-care crisis, human tra ...

Moving the Abortion Debate Beyond Partisan Purists
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

In books and speeches, I have often said that God is neither a Democrat nor a Republican. I have contended that to make either party "The God Party" is idolatry. In boo ...

New Study on Abortion Reduction
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

The heated abortion debate has up to this time been focused on legal measures. The heated abortion debate has up to this time been focused on legal measures. A new study commiss ...

Searching for Common Ground on Abortion at the Republican Convention
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

to do a late 2nd trimester abortion at 18-20 weeks down to a major university teaching center. The local ...

Response to Readers
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<p>I've been reading through the extensive comments on my <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/08/a-step-forward-on-abortion-by.html">blog post</a> on abortion ...

Wedge Issues (Part 2)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

[...<a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/08/wedge-issues-part-1-by-romal-t.html">continued from part 1</a>]</p> [... continued from pa ...