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Viral Video: Girls Ask Senators Not To Side With Dictators

Eric Sapp | Posted 08.03.2013 | Religion
Eric Sapp

Why are seven U.S. Senators opening themselves up for such a big domestic backlash by siding with Iran, North Korea and Syria?

Massachusetts Faith Leaders Go On Offense To Stop Keystone Pipeline

Sister Mary Pendergast | Posted 06.30.2013 | Religion
Sister Mary Pendergast

Responding to the campaign, an astounding 70,000 online actions were generated by Massachusetts voters. There may be some powerful special interests behind Keystone, but the Massachusetts primary has shown that the people still have a voice.

Politicians Ignore The Working Poor At Their Peril

Eric Sapp | Posted 01.12.2013 | Religion
Eric Sapp

In America, we have always valued how hard a person works over what they have. Our politicians shouldn't be embarrassed to even mention our working poor -- they should be proud of them.

Poll: Voters Want Leader to Prioritize Working Poor Families

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 12.28.2012 | Impact
Jeffrey Buchanan

Americans recognize a problem when we see it. But what happens when that problem continues to worsen year after year, and leaders are reluctant to spe...

The Most Important Treaty You've Never Heard Of And How The NRA Wants It Dead

Eric Sapp | Posted 07.25.2012 | Religion
Eric Sapp

There are currently no international laws or treaties regulating the international sale of conventional weapons. This July, the nations of the world are gathering to negotiate the first ever Arms Trade Treaty. You'd think there would be universal support.

Tea Party Jesus

Eric Sapp | Posted 03.19.2012 | Religion
Eric Sapp

How might the Sermon on the Mount have been different if Jesus was in the Tea Party? That is the question at the heart of a campaign launched yesterday.

Supporting Troops, Not Nukes

Eric Sapp | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Eric Sapp

It's the 21st Century. The Soviet union crumbled 20 years ago. We didn't use a nuke to kill bin Laden. And it's time for Congress to face the fact that they can either support our troops, or support nukes. You can't do both.

Fighting Terrorists, Not Soviets

Burns Strider | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Burns Strider

Times have changed. We don't play vinyl records on our iPods; we don't use pay phones when we're out and need to make a call. And, we shouldn't be funding last century's battles, especially when it comes at the expense of our troops.

The Rise Of The Religious Left

Claire Gordon | Posted 08.19.2011 | Religion
Claire Gordon

To maintain their congregations, churches will have to recruit immigrants and the young, and to recruit the immigrants and the young, their politics will have to shift left.

Glenn Beck Backtracks After Seeing AVN "Rand vs Jesus" Ad

Eric Sapp | Posted 08.13.2011 | Media
Eric Sapp

Perhaps the cold spell we're experiencing in DC originated from a realm much farther down beneath the earth that just froze over today. Glenn Beck just changed his mind on Ayn Rand!

Budget Battle Pits Atheist Ayn Rand vs. Jesus

Posted 08.02.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The atheist philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand published more than a dozen books before she die...

Why Democrats Must Read Ayn Rand

Eric Sapp | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics
Eric Sapp

Rand's total rejection of faith and God is anathema to Christians. Forcing this discussion and calling GOP leaders who praise her on what she actually taught would sew deep discord in GOP circles.

Bearing Witness In A Violent World

Rachel Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rachel Johnson

We witness to the promise that has been given to us, but we are also called to witness the suffering of God's children.

The Choice: Drill, Baby, Drill or American Values. You Can't Have Both

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

In the wake of the greatest environmental disaster in the nation's history, America needs a smarter approach to energy policy, not a futile pep rally chant and continued funding for the enemies of our way of life.

Wrong-Headed and "Half-Assed," Graham Caves When Real Leadership Is Needed

Burns Strider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Burns Strider

In a political era fraught with extreme partisanship and a 24/7 news cycle contributing to the polarization, it was exciting to see an elected official stand up for what he believes in even if it diverged from his party's status quo.

'Justice for Vieques': Resolutions Passed by Both Houses of Puerto Rican Legislature

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

In the government's twisted logic, warning people about the impending bombing that will contaminate their air, water, soil and bodies could harm these citizens more.

Arthur Delaney

Christian Radio Ad Hammers Energy Conglomerate Over Climate Lobbying | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A progressive religious organization is buying airtime for a new radio ad targeting an energy conglomerate in five Southern states. The spot lowers th...