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After Shooting, Sikhs Push for More Legal Protections
Originally Posted: 09/21/2012 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

U.S. Sikhs are taking heart in a widely publicized Senate hearing on hate crimes and a pledge by the Justice Department to consider tracking hate crimes directed at their community. ...

Sudanese Peace Activist Beaten in South Sudan
Originally Posted: 09/10/2012 - 1:53pm | Type: Blog

Over the weekend, activist rapper Emmanuel Jal was beaten by polic in Juba, South Sudan, while promoting his International Peace Day Concert. Emmanuel Jal—South Sudanese pop music ...

BREAKING NEWS: Pastor Nadarkhani Acquitted of Apostasy Charges in Iran, Released from Prison
Originally Posted: 09/11/2012 - 1:05pm | Type: Blog

According to a report late Friday from Christian Solidarity Worldwide, an international organization devoted to issues of religious freedom, Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, a Muslim convert to Christianity who has b ...

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Who Killed Donte Manning?
Originally Posted: 10/28/2013 - 11:49am | Type: Product

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Tyler Clementi’s Parents Leave Their Church Over Homosexuality Views
Originally Posted: 08/28/2012 - 7:37am | Type: Blog

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — The parents of Tyler Clementi have left their longtime evangelical church due to its views on homosexuality. RIDGEWOOD, N.J.  — The parents of Tyler Clementi ha ...

A Step Forward: The SEC Releases Rules on Conflict Minerals and Transparency
Originally Posted: 08/27/2012 - 11:59am | Type: Blog

The rule will require companies to publicly disclose whether or not they use conflict minerals — tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold — that originated in eastern Congo or neighboring countries in the manufacturi ...

Welcoming the Stranger: What Jordan's Bedouin Can Teach Us
Originally Posted: 08/16/2012 - 12:04pm | Type: Blog

A recent UNHCR report notes that, increasingly, Syrians are arriving in Jordan with only the clothes they are wearing and with few economic resources after months of unemployment. ...

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State Department Highlights Global Religious Restrictions in New Report
Originally Posted: 07/30/2012 - 5:09pm | Type: Blog

Religious minorities continue to suffer loss of their rights across the globe, the State Department reported on Monday, with a rise in blasphemy laws and restrictions on faith practices. ...

Suffer the Little Children: Crime and Punishment at Penn State
Originally Posted: 07/26/2012 - 2:04pm | Type: Blog

bowl games, a four-year reduction in the school’s number of football scholarships from 25 to 15, ...

Don't Make Dialogue Illegal: Standing Up for Persecuted LGBT in Uganda
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 11:15am | Type: Blog

This week, I and many U.S. Christian leaders signed on to a letter, concerning a re-introduced version of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, a bill which perpetuates some alarming and hateful language about the ...

Faith Amid the Rising Conflict in Eastern Congo
Originally Posted: 07/23/2012 - 3:02pm | Type: Blog

Faith, for many in eastern Congo, is a source of hope in an environment where optimism is often in short supply. Many Congolese consider faith communities to be among the few trusted institutions in a society ...

Do Atheists Have a Sexual Harassment Problem?
Originally Posted: 07/13/2012 - 10:05am | Type: Blog

The controversy has members of the nontheist community, which prides itself on its embrace of rational thinking, asking whether they have a sexual harassment problem. As skeptics, ...

We're Watching You...
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 4:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Between 2003 and 2006, the Pentagon database TALON kept tabs on thousands of “potential threats.” ...

Changes in Attitude
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 10:48am | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi A new, more civil conversation is emerging with gays and lesbians on evangelical campuses. DURIN ...

Retelling the Story
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 10:48am | Type: Magazine Article

Tim King Chicago's North Park offers a model for honest conversation. North Park University might be the ...

Mission Creep
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 10:19am | Type: Magazine Article

Seth Kershner Is surveillance of churches and peace groups on the rise again? On Jan. 25, 2011, ... Fusion Center agents placed a call to MPD headquarters on the morning of Jan. 25 to make police aware ...

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'The Invisible War' Sheds Light on Epidemic of Rape in the Military
Originally Posted: 06/20/2012 - 2:34pm | Type: Blog

to was a friend of the rapist. And 25 percent didn’t report it because the person to report ...

Nobel Prize Winner Delivers Acceptance Speech 21 Years Late
Originally Posted: 06/18/2012 - 3:18pm | Type: Blog

Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Noble Peace Prize in 1991 for her work for democracy and human rights in Burma. But at the time of her award, she was under house arrest by Burma’s military; her husband and so ...

Ten Ways The Social Justice Movement Changed How I Look at Disney Movies
Originally Posted: 06/22/2012 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

But have you ever gone back and watched a childhood movie as an adult? And what about after tapping into social justice? Well, you missed a lot the first time around. I’m a child ...

Senate Seeks Greater Respect for Human Rights in Russia
Originally Posted: 06/14/2012 - 1:09pm | Type: Blog

Senate moves toward human-rights legislation targeting violators in Russia. The Hill reports: "A Senate panel on Tuesday will move human-rights legislation that ...

Philadelphia Trial Revives Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 11:25am | Type: Blog

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Key LGBT Resources for Christians
Originally Posted: 10/26/2012 - 9:47am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Resources to deepen your understanding of Christianity and homosexuality. As illustrated in & ...

MAP: How Far Do You Live from a Government-Surveilled Peace Group?
Originally Posted: 07/18/2012 - 10:15am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Look out -- Big Brother is watching you. Did you know that the U.S. government has kept tabs ...

Paycheck Fairness Act Fails, as Expected
Originally Posted: 06/06/2012 - 11:53am | Type: Blog

Yesterday, the Paycheck Fairness Act came before the senate, seeking to close the wage gap between men and women. And as expected, the bill failed to pass, resulting in only 52 supporters, short of the 60 need ...

Can These Bones Live?
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 2:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

up 2,114 bodies. The second, massive well, 25 meters deep, held 12,168 bodies. Well #3 is a perfectly ...

From the Archives: June 1990
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Maria Riley Women's Concerns With the publication of the second draft of the National Conference of Cath ...

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Baptist Leader Critiques Anti-Gay Comments
Originally Posted: 05/29/2012 - 11:22am | Type: Blog

A Southern Baptist leader who works on gay outreach has criticized recent anti-gay comments by two Baptist pastors in North Carolina, saying they “show a complete lack of understanding of how to minister to th ...

Remembering Harvey Milk's Legacy
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 4:50pm | Type: Blog

Today is Harvey Milk Day. Before Harvey Milk’s assassination in 1978, the newly elected public official delivered this powerful message to a group in California: “Without hope, not only gays, but those who ar ...

HHS Doesn’t Speak For Me, or Many Women
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 12:44pm | Type: Blog

Pundits and politicians who opine about the so-called war on women ought to take note of the lawsuits filed Monday against the Department of Health and Human Services contraception mandate by 43 religious grou ...

LAPD Modifies Surveillance Program of Muslims
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 12:30pm | Type: Blog

After lobbying from Muslim and Sikh leaders, the Los Angeles Police Department has agreed to modify its information-gathering program on suspicious activities after the New York Police Department came under fi ...

Church That Stood Up For Gay Rights Faces Closure
Originally Posted: 05/17/2012 - 4:22pm | Type: Blog

The small stack of envelopes that arrives at Grace Community United Church of Christ in St. Paul, Minn., each day are filled with good will and small bills – ones, fives and tens mostly. The donations lift the spirit, said Rev. Oliver White, but they ...

Church Softball League Calls a Foul on Bisexual Pastor
Originally Posted: 05/17/2012 - 10:47am | Type: Blog

"It seems like my sexuality doesn't have anything to do with how my congregation plays softball," Darnell said. "It's frustrating because this is who is representing Christianity in ou ...

Women, Storytelling, and Activism Merge at MAKERS
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 3:57pm | Type: Blog

MAKERS is a documentary project where dozens of short reflections and dreams are gathered to promote the ways a diverse collection of women are transforming the planet into a more holistic and habitable place. ...

Faith in Action: One Man’s Quest for Safe Births in Sudan
Originally Posted: 05/08/2012 - 9:37am | Type: Blog

This is the story of a health worker in South Sudan who is fighting for change and finding strength in his faith. Soon it will be Mother’s Day in the United States. For most ...

On Anniversary of Bin Laden's Death, Heated Debate about Torture Use
Originally Posted: 05/01/2012 - 5:01pm | Type: Blog

The anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death at the hand of U.S. troops has reawakened the political controversy over the use of torture. The anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s deat ...

May 2012
Originally Posted: 04/10/2012 - 1:12pm | Type: Magazine Issue

May, 2012 'The Baptist Preacher Who Banned Fried Chicken' and Other Stories of Churches on the Front Lines of Healthy Eating ...

Obesity in a World of Hunger
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 10:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice A new definition of malnutrition is emerging, as formerly developing countries are globalized into “fast-food nation” lifestyles ...

Injustice in the Food Chain
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Yvonne Yen Liu Low-wage work and racial inequity are rife in jobs that move food to your table. IN THE U.S. ...

Kicking a Bad Habit
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Brenneman Many in Central America say it's time to consider decriminalizing drugs. IN LATE FEBRUA ...

Diet, Exercise, and Temples of the Holy Ghost
Originally Posted: 04/13/2012 - 1:46pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum From Mississippi to Kentucky coal-mining country, churches are taking on the public health crisis of obesity. ...