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10 Ways White Christians Can Respond to Ferguson

Troy Jackson | Posted 10.20.2014 | Religion
Troy Jackson

Like many of you, I've been overwhelmed and deeply saddened by the events transpiring in Ferguson, Missouri. And at times I've felt helpless, 350 miles away in Cincinnati, as friends of mine are in Ferguson praying, marching, organizing, and working for peace and justice.

Desperately Seeking Sandy Response

Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin | Posted 05.26.2014 | New York
Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin

When Superstorm Sandy hit, community organizations and faith leaders were the first responders. They understand better than anyone how the city should approach Sandy rebuilding and recovery.

Dear Congress: We Need You To Act

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 02.15.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

Inaction in the face of adversity shows only a lack of courage and a deficit of conviction. You have to be better than that.

Stop Calling It a Pro-Life Movement or Become One

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 09.11.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

This is an invitation to those who fancy themselves pro-life: To merit that weighty title, here are some profound "right-to-life" challenges you will need to become advocates for.

Let's Choose Certainty And Life

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 08.14.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

One wonders how the specious claims of the no-control gun advocates -- so filled with uncertainty and conjecture -- stands against the certainty of any human lives being saved. If this is a clash of simple values, then I choose life.

Protests? Yes. Riots? No.

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

We don't want riots. But we could certainly use more protest -- the kind of non-violent civil disobedience that propelled the women's suffrage, labor, civil rights, and environmental movements throughout the 20th century.

Needed: Prophetic Voices For A Just Economy

Ryan J. Bell | Posted 06.11.2011 | Religion
Ryan J. Bell

I'm afraid we've learned nothing from the collapse of 2008 and the slow erosion of the middle class. Maybe tomorrow, I'll read up on the new budget agreement. But today, I want to weep and repent.

Homeowners to Iowa AG Miller - Revive the American Dream

George Goehl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
George Goehl

Mike McCarthy, Keya Alvarez, and Ken Kelly. Not exactly household names, but they are among the homeowners from 13 states who traveled to Des Moines ...