A 9-year-old's murder tells us much about his neighborhood -- and about America.
Financial regulatory reform will work -- or fail -- depending on the rules written this year.
The world, and the world church, must stand with Sudan at this crucial time.
Nonviolent civil disobedience has been a less effective tactic in this country in the past few decades for a variety of reasons, the most important of which is probably that our woes are more complicated than in an earlier age.
It's often good to have a donkey with you when you pray. They provide a natural antidote to excessive piety. Take my recent retreat day at the Jonah House Catholic Worker community in Baltimore.
In politics there is always a spiritual choice to be made -- a choice between hope and fear.
Poet and journalist Eliza Griswold tells stories from the 10th parallel, where Isam and Christianity meet.
Here's some 2010 midterm election commentary ripped straight from the headlines -- of 1886.
Blessed Are the Organized, by Jeffrey Stout. Princeton University Press.
I was dismayed to see Edward Gilbreath ("A More Excellent Way," November 2010) call Andrew Breitbart a "media activist." Breitbart's use of new media tools to distribute distorted portrayals of soc
As Adam Taylor writes in your November issue, we truly are "One in the Body." I am compelled to offer a factual correction, however.
"The Theology of the Tea Party" (by Jim Wallis, November 2010) reminded me that when I was at Union Seminary, Reinhold Niebuhr said that the greatest flaw of the communist system was ignoring what
My strokes are halting, not like the imagined fluidity of the monastic scribes, hunched, by candlelight, over some ancient text, perhaps the Our Father,
Epiphany is the exhibit of Jesus in the world. The early church was utterly enthralled by Jesus, but did not find it so easy to characterize him.
It was good to learn in Lynne Hybel's "The Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman" (September-October, 2010) how local churches and groups such as World Relief are aiding the victims of the sickening e
I met Eliza Griswold in a Starbucks round the corner from her apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
Felipe Matos, 24, was sent to the United States from the slums of Brazil by his mother who longed for him to find a better life and achieve his dreams.
1. Dive! The United States throws out 263 million pounds of food per day, much of which is perfectly good to eat.