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Belgian Muslim Community Reminds Us That Peacefully 'Living Together' Is the Under-reported Norm

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 06.03.2016 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Have you heard the story about the Muslim community in Belgium that raised money to restore a local synagogue? Probably not. But it is really important that you do.

A Wave of Prayer to End Hunger, Protect SNAP

David Beckmann | Posted 02.05.2014 | Religion
David Beckmann

Christians of the world are calling on our leaders to act. We are not asking for anything more than we know can be done. Join us in prayer at noon on Dec. 10 and together we can create a world in which the lowly are lifted up and the hungry are filled.

Our Prayer From Capitol Hill Is Trending

Jim Wallis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Jim Wallis

People of faith are instructed to pray for their political leaders, and their need has never been more evident in this completely dysfunctional capital city.

Faithful Filibuster: A Vigil Under the Dark Clouds of Washington

Jim Wallis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Jim Wallis

We're hearing lots of babble at the Capitol, but across the street, we're trying to hear the word of God -- what God says about the people, families, and children who will suffer the most because of Washington's babble.

Just Picking On the Poor: The Facts and the Faces of Cutting SNAP

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Our job, as people of faith, is to protect the poor and to make it politically unsafe for politicians to go after them -- to pick on the poor. So we will be watching who votes against feeding the hungry this week.

Congress: Restore the Circle of Protection and Your Reputations

David Beckmann | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
David Beckmann

The nation is again approaching hard deadlines that will require our leaders to come to bipartisan agreement on budget matters. Failure would lead to government shutdown and, again, risk our nation's creditworthiness and economic recovery.

Ryan Budget Offers Vision Of Morally Bankrupt America

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 05.13.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

America can and should be better than Paul Ryan envisions it. Our nation should be a place where we are our brother's keeper, our sister's keeper. We are not a morally bankrupt nation, and so we must oppose Paul Ryan's proposals.

Pastors: It's Time to Speak Out for the Common Good

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.01.2013 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Pastors are not lobbyists, and they shouldn't be. But when 11 million children of God are trapped in a broken immigration system -- or when special interests are dominating the future of the poor and most vulnerable -- there are clear moral issues at stake.

Churches Form Circle of Protection Around Hungry People

David Beckmann | Posted 03.19.2012 | Religion
David Beckmann

Remarkably, Congress and President Obama passed legislation in 2011 that reduced federal deficits without making deep cuts to programs that help families in need.

A Christian Response To The Ongoing Enslavement Of America's Poor

Fr. Peter-Michael Preble | Posted 10.03.2011 | Religion
Fr. Peter-Michael Preble

The church is the social institution that should deal with the social ills of society. It has a long history of providing for those in need.

The Moral Default

Jim Wallis | Posted 10.03.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

The debate we have just witnessed has shown Washington, D.C. not just to be broken, but corrupt. The American people are disgusted watching politicians play political chicken with the nation's economy and future. In such a bitter and unprincipled atmosphere, whoever has the political clout to enforce their self-interest and retain their privileges wins the battles. But there are two casualties in such political warfare: the common good and the most vulnerable.

Matthew 14:22-33: Faith Within The Chaos

Matthew L. Skinner | Posted 10.03.2011 | Religion
Matthew L. Skinner

Now more than ever, churches that have never done so need to devote talents and money to begin the harder work of imagining new ways forward, new conceptions of what's possible.

Matthew 25: Why We Went To The White House

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.21.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Whenever a new budget or deficit reduction proposal is put forth, somebody should ask how it will impact the poorest and most vulnerable. This is a biblical question, a fair question and a question of justice.

By Any Other Name: Campus Crusade For Christ Becomes Cru

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 09.21.2011 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

With this culturally sensitive response to the growing diversity of our world and its attention to poverty issues, I wondered about the current budget crisis. What would Cru's response be to systemic poverty?

Jaweed Kaleem

Obama Prays With Pastors Who Tell Him To Protect the Poor | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.20.2011 | Religion

As President Barack Obama and members of Congress continue heated negotiations over the debt ceiling and deficit reduction, a coalition of Christian c...

HuffPost Religion Round-Up, July 10-17

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 09.16.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Peaceapaloza, Jesus And Budget, Problem Preaching, Bible Questions, Evangelical Sports, The Closeness Of Women, And Sacred Sounds - It's Been A Busy Week On HuffPost Religion

Jaweed Kaleem

UPDATE: Over 5,000 Religious Leaders Send Letter To Congress: Don't Cut Services To The Poor | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.20.2011 | Religion

Updated July 14, 2011 1:14 a.m. As the heated political standoff over raising the nation's debt ceiling continues, with proposals to cut Medicare a...

Bryan Maygers

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