She was born in Selma, Alabama. As a child Bettie Mae Fikes traveled the country with her mother, a gospel singer.
The Israeli group Zochrot seeks to introduce fellow Israelis to the people who lived on the land before them -- and to engage Jews and Palestinians in an open recounting of their painful common history.
An economist explains why reducing the deficit will require big cuts in military spending.
For David Fraccaro, the immigration debate isn't just politics: It's faith.
An ethic of endless economic growth, powered by fossil fuels, is ultimately unsustainable.
Let's just call the Music City deluge a naturally occurring metaphor.
It’s ironic that the explosive, high-budget thrill rides understand so little about their own themes.
Thank you for the recent John Fea essay ("Those Who Will Not Learn from History," May 2010) on the educational lunacy going on in Texas.
Your article "Destroying West Virginia" (Onleilove Alston, June 2010) tore at me.
The hospital chaplain who sits in the room of a sick child in Chicago and brings the child to God—not with words but by her quiet presence.
Thank you for the revealing “A Visit to Birkenau” (by Sami Awad, May 2010).
The 'Low Holy Days' of Summer
I was quoted by Dr. Soong-Chan Rah and Jason Mach in “Is the Emerging Church for Whites Only?” (May 2010).
The God’s Politics blog launched “Voices From the Gulf” — a series of blo