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Why Interfaith Work Does Not Equal Relativism

by Alexis Vaughan 11-03-2009
There is a line in the Riga Veda, a collection of ancient Hindu scripture, that says "Truth is One, but the sages speak of it by many names." I had heard of this before, but hadn't given i

Eboo Patel Audio Clip

by Rose Marie Berger, by Alexis Vaughan 02-01-2009

Hear Eboo Patel, founder of the Interfaith Youth Core, talk about the indelible mark the Catholic Worker movement left on him during his college years.

Malcolm X, James Baldwin, and Me

by Alexis Vaughan 02-01-2009
A conversation about identity, social justice, and the “color line” between Alexis Vaughan and Eboo Patel

Sustained by Faith

by Rose Marie Berger, by Alexis Vaughan 09-01-2008

Roman Catholic Ingrid Betancourt made herself a wooden rosary while held captive in the Colombian jungle (above).

Teaching Pluralism

by Rose Marie Berger, by Alexis Vaughan 09-01-2008

Successful democracies, ac­cording to Thomas Jeffer­son, require an educated citizenry.

A Separate and Unequal System

by Rose Marie Berger, by Alexis Vaughan 09-01-2008

Access to quality health care has been hindered more often for America’s racial and ethnic minorities than for whites, according to a 2008 report “Lifeline to Health Equity.” Peop

Quaker Program Reduces Recidivism

by Alexis Vaughan, by Rose Marie Berger 09-01-2008

The U.K.-based child protection agency Lucy Faithfull Foun­d­ation and the social action wing of the U.K.

The Time is Near

by Rose Marie Berger, by Alexis Vaughan 09-01-2008

“Awake, ye drunkards, and weep” (Joel 1:5) for the hour of the Lord is at hand!

Police Raid Christian Organizations

by Rose Marie Berger, by Alexis Vaughan 09-01-2008

On June 9, armed groups of Zimbabwe’s police, military, and central intelligence raided the Ecumenical Centre in the city of Harare, which houses several Christian organizations.

Heroes Welcome

by Rose Marie Berger, by Alexis Vaughan 09-01-2008

Congress passed legislation in June removing Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela and other members of the African National Congress from the Department of Homeland Security’s “terro

Something Rotten?

by Rose Marie Berger, by Alexis Vaughan 08-01-2008

Globally, the price of food is skyrocketing, causing riots in developing countries. In the U.S., food banks are running low on donations and high on visitors.

Brother, Where Art Thou?

by Alexis Vaughan, by Rose Marie Berger 08-01-2008

Each month, 60,000 Iraqis are forced to leave their homes due to continuing violence, according to a Sept. 2007 report by the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Since 2003, when the U.S.

Real Product: Bobblehead Benedict

by Alexis Vaughan, by Rose Marie Berger 08-01-2008

Promoted as the first pope to own an iPod, Benedict XVI is sculpted here in perfect polyresin, standing a towering 7 inches high.

Weaving Reconciliation After War

by Alexis Vaughan, by Rose Marie Berger 08-01-2008

In 1994, Iphigenia Mukanta­bana’s husband and five of her children were brutally murdered by her Hutu neighbors.

Dorothy Stang

by Rose Marie Berger, by Alexis Vaughan 08-01-2008

In a retrial in May, a Brazilian court acquitted Vitalmiro Bastos de Moura, one of two ranchers who allegedly ordered the killing of 73-year-old Catholic Sister Dorothy Stang three years ago.

Ban Cluster Bombs

by Alexis Vaughan, by Rose Marie Berger 08-01-2008

In May, representatives from more than 100 nations met to forge a global agreement to ban cluster bombs, aerial weapons that release tiny “bomblets” over a wide area and kill indiscrimi

Band-Aids or Cures?

by Alexis Vaughan 07-21-2008

The prophet Isaiah says that the Lord will be a stumbling block for many, meaning that the majority of us will have difficulties living the way we ought to. Working in the field of social justice only seems to add another dimension to that difficulty. Poverty, economic inequality, and eradicating racism, sexism, and the like are all issues that "progressive Christians" care about, but how much do we really say about how things got this way?

From my experience, the progressive [...]

An Evangelical Manifesto

by Rose Marie Berger, by Alexis Vaughan 07-01-2008
"Being disciples of Jesus means serving him in public as well as private."

Beyond Evangelical Right and Left

by Rose Marie Berger, by Alexis Vaughan 07-01-2008

Prominent U.S.

The Church Has Left the Building

by Rose Marie Berger, by Alexis Vaughan 07-01-2008

An Exxon gas station in Cedar Park, Texas, was taken over by members of HighPoint Fellowship church on April 27 as part of “Faith in Action” Sunday.