Black, Asian and Latina women combined barely make up 1 percent of the total number of persons in top positions. White women comprise 14 percent.
The recent appearance of pastors and churches declaring their willingness to perform marriages for same-sex couples has led to some of the most amazing imagery of the marriage equality struggle. Imagery the likes of which seemed all too impossible not long ago, especially in the deeply-red states of America.
One of the true tests of a good college is how they treat their workers, and certainly a decent indicator of that is how the lowest paid workers fare in contrast to the highest paid administrators.
Last weekend the Pacific Coast Theological Society (PCTS) celebrated its seventy-fifth anniversary in Berkeley. We read the first papers presented by its founding members. Each one had the title "What is Essential in the Christian Religion," followed by a subtitle that more precisely described that author's project.
Despite our good intentions, Christianity in the United States still has a long way to go. Instead of seeking to heal the wounds of slavery and institutionalized racial discrimination, many denominations are seeking out fresh ways of shaming and condemning their LGBTQ members.
What did I believe in? It is still something I think about fairly often. If I had been raised strictly Jewish, what would be different about me and my outlook on the world?
In the gospels we read how Jesus was always around people. He had a life full of relationships. Always talking, drinking, eating, relaxing; sometimes entertaining his guests and sometimes being entertained by them.
It's one thing to read all of these stories about Jesus, way back in the day; it's entirely another to consider what Jesus would do if he was plopped down in the middle of my 21st-century life, complete with mortgage, iPhone, family and Facebook account.
The worst part of the racist backlash to Obama's presidency isn't seen in comments such as these, made on Fox News' web site recently. The breakdown...
Due to the marvels of modern technology, this morning I was able to sit in my living room in Southern California and watch the livestream of the service of Muslim Friday Prayers (Jumu'ah) from that very National Cathedral in a service that emphasized the "all" in "all people."
Rather than propping up an anything-goes gun culture, religion may be part of the solution in promoting conversations that move beyond the partisan divides that have immobilized debates over gun control.
As accompaniment to a bag of popcorn it's delightful; as a piece of cinematic art, however, it is a violent, awful revelation of human hubris, shortsightedness, and self-importance.
Competing claims to Jerusalem as the capital for both Israel and a future Palestine reflect the need for a new architecture of waging comprehensive peace, where the cultural universal domain rises above the geo-politics to become a template of hope.
In the massive California State University system, as at some other universities, new anti-discrimination rules for student groups mean it can no longer be required that the president of the Christian student fellowship is Christian.
You've got two choices: You can advocate for the rich or for the poor. But if you happen to be Christian, it important to factor Jesus into your answer.
I wonder if you would work very differently than you do now if you knew that your end would come in just 15 years. I wonder if you would spend time with your loved ones, invest in others' lives, and carry yourself very differently than you do now. I wonder if you would slow down in some things and speed up or be more committed in other things. I wonder.