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Christian Leaders Voice Support for Iran Framework Agreement

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Jim Wallis

We are careful to trust not in words alone, but in actions that are fully transparent. The Framework Agreement, with its unprecedented provisions for verification, relies more on transparency than trust and offers the best path to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear-armed state.

North Korea, Hillsong and the Denial of Denial

Peter Rollins | Posted 08.10.2014 | Religion
Peter Rollins

North Korea never fails to offer up interesting and telling examples of how ideology functions. One such example can be found in their claim that homosexuality doesn't actually exist there.

The Widespread Departure From the Church: I've Had It Backwards!

Steve McSwain | Posted 06.10.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

The real story is not that the world has left the church. It is the church that has left the world.

Not Perfect Leaders, Humble Leaders

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

Some have probably done hurtful things, especially as younger leaders in the difficult process of learning and developing. But there is a tangible sense of humility in light of all the imperfections of leading in the church.

Calling Out Celebrity Christianity & Counterfeit Justice

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 09.02.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

It's the age-old prosperity gospel bait and switch. And really, it's "We wanna be the 1 percent!" Christianity, with the cheering crowd ironically widening the economic gap between themselves and their leaders even as they strive to obtain their celebrity status.

Who Speaks For Religion?

Thomas David DuBois | Posted 06.03.2012 | Religion
Thomas David DuBois

There is no shortage of important questions about religion. Lots of people will weigh in on these questions--but who should we actually believe?

Will Politicians Listen to Pastors?

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Our country is in the midst of a clash between two competing moral visions, between those who believe in the common good, and those who believe individual good is the only good. It's time our leaders in Washington listen to someone other then themselves.

Churches Call For U.S. To Pull Out Of Afghanistan

Posted 08.22.2011 | Religion

By Jack Jenkins c. 2011 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) As President Obama prepared plans to bring a limited number of U.S. troops home fro...

Bryan Maygers

'Go Through Us First': Christian Leaders Draw Line On Budget Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Bryan Maygers | Posted 06.27.2011 | Religion

A broad coalition of Christian leaders has announced a new "Circle of Protection" to formalize their opposition to governmental budget cuts that would...

The Tragic Paradox Of Christian Jerks

Eugene Cho | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eugene Cho

I would suggest that what will fascinate people to consider the gospel of Christ will ultimately be how we live our lives.

Beck, Nazis and Civil Dialogue

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Wallis

For Beck to accuse all the preachers or religious leaders who have advised Obama on any issue of being like the Nazi corruption of the church, and on a course that "ends in mass death," is the worst kind of civil poison.

A New Movement to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

Nuclear disarmament is a job for faith -- and for the kind of social movements that faith at its best has always inspired.

Obama's Call for Civility Amid Prayer Breakfast Controversy

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

President Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning, with a plea for civility in our political discourse. He spoke specifically about the response to the recent earthquake in Haiti.

Obama Meets Privately With Christian Leaders

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO — Barack Obama discussed Darfur, the Iraq war, gay rights, abortion and other issues Tuesday with Christian leaders, including a conserv...