Religion

Ernesto Tinajero 8-03-2009
Dr. Francis Collins, President Obama's choice to head the National Institute of Health, has been met with much resistance from certain quarters of the scientific community.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), article 25 paragraph 1 says: "Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, i
Jim Wallis 7-30-2009
For our family, summer is road trip time. Joy loves to drive, and our two boys, Luke and Jack, are veteran travelers - by land, air, and even sea!
Becky Garrison 7-24-2009
Presently, the glare of the media spotlight has started to shine on a number of political figures, all of whom coincidentally have a connection to a D.C.-based group called The Family.

An autographed photo of Jimmy Carter sits on our piano. A friend of ours wrote to Carter and told him that he was one of our sons' favorite presidents, and would he please send them a signed photograph. When Keith gave our sons the Carter picture last Christmas, my 8-year-old actually teared up.

Cesar Baldelomar 7-22-2009

Throughout history, individuals and institutions have cited the Bible to support injustices, such as "holy war" against infidels, the subjection of women, racism and slavery, and the abuse of homos

Brian McLaren 7-20-2009
My friend Bob Carlton sent me this link to a Guardian piece by Madeleine Bunting, "http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jun/28/
Joel Allen 7-17-2009
In the fall of 1997, I began a graduate program in Bible at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Aaron Taylor 7-13-2009

Mauritania is a land of striking beauty, with sand dunes lined against the sky, Bedouins riding camels in the countryside, and flying beetles that look like they come straight from the abyss of the Apocalypse. Mauritania is also a land of extremes-extreme beauty, extreme hospitality, and lately, extreme religion.

Cesar Baldelomar 7-13-2009
Though it has been two weeks since Michael Jackson's death, the world continues to mourn and to monitor news sources for the latest developments.
John Gehring 7-10-2009
When Pope Benedict XVI meets with President Obama in Rome today, a shy German theologian and a charismatic leader known for his international rock star appeal will find plenty to agree on despite s
Joey Ager 7-01-2009

On the final working day of the Bush administration, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice designated eight countries as egregious violators of religious freedom, but waived the possibility of sancti

Brian McLaren 7-01-2009

Ancient Christian practices are finding a home in post-modern Christianity.

Only God can or ought to judge Michael Jackson's personal life. We do not have enough information to judge his behavior, but we do know that we have lost a true musical genius.

Steve Holt 6-24-2009
Throughout the Bible, God's people are instructed to care for those who often cannot thrive on their own, most often widows and orphans.
Brian McLaren 6-22-2009

There is the Islam of the dictators and their religious allies, used to keep people in their place, used to justify their own power, used to shame and threaten those who question their authority. And there is the Islam of the protestors, calling out to God in hopes of liberation. Whose prayers are heard? Which group has a more true vision of God?

I am heartened by a new analysis of data from a 2006 Pew Research Center poll, which indicates that people who go to c
Rose Marie Berger 6-12-2009
In March, I had lunch with Asra Nomani at Sticky Fingers, the vegan bakery across from the Sojourners office.
Gabriel Salguero 6-12-2009
Much has been said about President Obama's speech to the Muslim world from Cairo, Egypt.

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