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Flag Day, June 14: Does It Still Have Meaning?

Leona Foxx | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics
Leona Foxx

This Flag Day, June 14th, I will think of my grandpa Tesch as I do every year, and remember him in his later years, a bit shaky, but determined to raise the flag. "It is a day when we revere our flag," he would say. "Because our flag represents our country, and what our country stands for."

The Most Patriotic Religious Group Is..

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 07.04.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) When it comes to God and country, white evangelicals report the most intense patriotic feelings in a new poll, with more than two-thi...

Why I Love My Country

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Jim Wallis

What do I love about America? I especially love our best national values: freedom, opportunity, community, justice, human rights, and equality under the law for all of our citizens of every race, creed, culture, and gender, not just for the rich and powerful. In particular, I love our tradition and history of democracy, its steady expansion here, and how it has inspired the same all over the world. We take legitimate pride in seeing how our founding documents have been the models for many new nations. What I don't love is when my country violates its values and ideals and behaves badly. I don't love when my country acts out of greed and only for power, or with blatant hypocrisy, or like an empire.