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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 ...

Wedge Issues (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

As we draw closer to the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/21/us/politics/21church.html">candidate forum at Saddleback Church</a>, I've had several conversations with clergy on ...

Harrowing Journeys
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Anna Almendrala Film review: Take, directed by Charles Oliver. Imagine facing the man who killed someone you l ...

Pro-Life Democrats Call for an Abortion Reduction Plank
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

alone carry the additional cost of raising her unborn child. Consider an 18-year-old single pregnant ...

Dobson and Obama: Who is 'Deliberately Distorting'?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

James Dobson, of Focus on the Family Action, and his senior vice president of government and public policy, Tom Minnery, used their "Focus on the Family" radio show to criticize Barack Obama's u ...

Dobson and Obama: Who is 'Deliberately Distorting'?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

James Dobson, of Focus on the Family Action, and his senior vice president of government and public policy, Tom Minnery, used their "Focus on the Family" radio show to criticize Barack Obama's u ...

Biblical Perspectives on Idolatry, Poverty, Abortion
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<em>Beliefnet invited Jim Wallis to participate in a </em><a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/blogalogue/"><em>"blogalogue"</em></a><em> with David ...

Juno: A Truly Pro-Life Film
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Last night I finally saw Juno, Roger Ebert's favorite film of 2007 and recipient of four Oscar nominations, which has as its center the story of an unplanned pregnancy and the people affected by ...

Sins of Commission
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Paul Magno The Bush administration's "license to torture." In 2006, the Supreme Court struck do ...

Televised Torture
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eileen Norringtion I read with interest Jesse Holcomb's commentary "Tortured Logic" (June 2007) on the television series 24 ...

Tortured Logic
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

watched by the coveted 18- to 49-year-old market, and that recent ratings indicate that nearly 14 million ...

Crime and Sacrifice
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tobias Winright What does the cross tell us about the ethics of capital punishment? At Easter, Christians cele ...

Resisting the Death Spiral
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Howard Zehr Capital punishment is about vengeance, not justice. Resisting the Death Spiral: Capital punishment i ...

News Bites
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Stately Action. After much work by its Catholic majority, the Philippines officially banned the death penalty in June, ...

Thou shalt not
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Covenants always have social and political implications. The season of Pentecost, according ...

Inside Man
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 5:04pm | Type: Magazine Article

Glenn Kumekawa A Japanese-American internment camp survivor reflects on Guantanamo and the state of the U.S. Constitution. ...

Not Drunk, Just Not Sober
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

with peace. June 18 1.Scatter Seeds 2.Sleep 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13; Psalm 20; 2 Corinthians ... that “the needy shall not always be forgotten” (Psalm 9:9,18) never lost sight of Nick Yarris. In human ...

No Middle Ground
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Don Johnson [Regarding “Abortion: A Way Forward,” by Amy Sullivan, April 2006], I wish there was a “middle ground” to be found on all issu ...

Abortion: A Way Forward
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 3:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

Amy Sullivan The politics of abortion has been dominated by extreme views on either side, but now voters are looking for solutions, not sl ...

Redefining The Camps
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

Frederica Mathewes-Green 'How many of you are both pro-life and against the death penalty?' On a Nov ...

Dead Man Talking
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger A dozen years after Ruben Cantu was executed by the state of Texas for capital murder, the only witness to Cantu’s all ...

No Place to Stand
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Heidi Schlumpf When you're Christian, progressive, and "pro-life," voting your conscience is often easier said than done. ...

Pro-Life Democrats?
Originally Posted: 03/22/2013 - 4:15pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis There are millions of votes at stake in this liberal miscalculation. The meeting room w ...

Open Letter to Dennis Kucinich
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum A political realignment in this country isn't possible until we heal the cultural breach that afflicts us. ...

Pro-Life, Not Execution
Originally Posted: 07/09/2014 - 3:50pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Gov. George Ryan cleared Illinois' death row in January when he commuted 171 condemned inmates' sentences... ...

Death Rattle & Roll
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

as a civilized and appropriate form of justice. The 18 "death" songs—written by the likes of Hank ...

Meditation on McVeigh
Originally Posted: 07/02/2014 - 10:16am | Type: Magazine Article

Meg Kiekhaefer We were in France when the news came of the terrorist acts of Sept. 11. We were in France when ...