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Parliament Bars Church of England from Hosting Gay Weddings
Originally Posted: 12/12/2012 - 11:38am | Type: Blog

The British government unveiled a proposal on Tuesday that excludes the Church of England and the Church in Wales from planned legislation to allow same-sex couples to marry in churches. ...

We Aren’t At Their Mercy As Much As They (or We) Think
Originally Posted: 12/11/2012 - 4:00pm | Type: Blog

While encouraging to American workers, the subtext of Apple's announcement was clear: Apple will do whatever is best for Apple. If you want a sleek iPhone or iPad for Christmas, you'll have to deal w ...

A New Hymn for Human Rights Day
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 10:04am | Type: Blog

Exodus 5:1-20; Nehemiah 5:1-13; Psalm 82:1-4; Proverbs 4:1-27; Isaiah 58:1-12; 65:17-25; Amos 5:21-24; Micah 4:1-5; 6:6-8; Matthew 25:31-46; Mark 12:28-34; John 3:16-17; Acts 10:34-36; Galatians 3:26-29; ... creation care ,  economic justice ,  Matthew 25/disaster relief ,  immigration , ...

Tutu Urges Uganda to Drop Bid to Jail Gays and Lesbians
Originally Posted: 12/06/2012 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Tuesday urged Uganda to scrap a controversial draft law that would send gays and lesbians to jail and, some say, put them at risk of the death penalty. ...

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Anglicans Vow to Vote Again on Allowing Women Bishops
Originally Posted: 11/30/2012 - 4:04pm | Type: Blog

The Church of England plans to rush through legislation to consecrate women bishops after last week’s surprising defeat at the church's General Synod in London. CANTERBURY, ...

Jim Wallis: Fight Against AIDS 'Starts With Me'
Originally Posted: 11/28/2012 - 2:07pm | Type: Blog

The ONE Campaign — an international nonprofit focused on global health and poverty issues — today launched its "It Starts With Me" video campaign. Sojourners President ...

Free-Speech Fundamentalism
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 11:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Should America reconsider our open market in bigoted ideas? DOES THE RIGHT to free speech ...

A Shameful Legacy
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 11:33am | Type: Magazine Article

Elaine Enns Canadian churches repent for running Indian Residential Schools. A TRADITIONAL whale-oil lamp is ...

The Gospel: The Cure For Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 11/02/2012 - 12:49pm | Type: Blog

is that on Sept. 25, the president took notice of the disease that affects 17,500 American people each day.  ...

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Weapons of Terror
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 9:42am | Type: Blog

in Pakistan report that as many as 25 women and teenage girls are abducted into the forced conversion-marriage ...

George McGovern: A Friend to the Hungry
Originally Posted: 10/22/2012 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

Former Sen. George McGovern was a friend to anyone who is concerned about the issue of hunger and malnutrition in the world. NEW YORK — Former Sen. George McGovern was a friend ...

Bullying: This Is My Story
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 7:05pm | Type: Blog

We are all worthy of love. It started with 25 cents. I sat at my ... the torture was 25 cents a day — just a quarter a day. “Give me a quarter a day and I’ll be your friend,” ... is 25 cents a day for the monster’s craving to be satisfied. I could do that. The next day I begged ...

Vatican Walks a Fine Line on Trying to Combat Blasphemy
Originally Posted: 09/27/2012 - 6:12pm | Type: Blog

for the measure has  steadily eroded in recent years . Speaking to the UN General Assembly on Sept. 25 ...

Religious Groups Join Forces Against Sex Trafficking
Originally Posted: 09/27/2012 - 11:13am | Type: Blog

Bill Clinton's Clinton Global Initiative on Sept. 25, where Obama said the estimated 20 million ...

Judge Blocks New Orleans Law that Prevents Preaching in French Quarter
Originally Posted: 09/24/2012 - 3:26pm | Type: Blog

A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of a city law that was recently used to arrest Christian evangelists who were preaching on Bourbon Street during Southern Decadence, the annual celebration o ...

16 Amish Found Guilty of Hate Crimes in Beard-Cutting Attacks
Originally Posted: 09/24/2012 - 1:42pm | Type: Blog

Amish bishop Samuel Mullet was convicted Sept. 20 of federal hate crimes and conspiracy for exhorting followers to forcibly shear the hair and beards of those who opposed his breakaway Ohio sect. ...

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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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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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: 12/07/2012 - 12:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

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