Sen. Mark Pryor's ad is a cautionary tale about the fact that, as he himself has said, the intersection of faith and politics can be difficult to navigate. It can come across as saying, "vote for me because I'm a Christian," a message that fails to respect America's constitutional ideals and growing religious pluralism.
Pope Francis' recent encyclical is sending shock waves around the world. In addition to exhortations to the faithful, Evangelii Gaudium ("The Joy of the Gospel") packs a scathing critique of "unbridled" capitalism and consumerism.
This cluster of cases infamous to liberals might conspire to deal a blow to the ACA and in the same stroke open the door to other odious corporate practices performed in the name of faith. Or maybe not.
People of faith must remember the suffering of those affected by American policy abroad. While the U.S. Congress refuses to count the dead, we can raise our voices on behalf of those who have been unjustly silenced.
The concept of ritual uncleanliness is an old one embedded in several major religious traditions, including Islam and Judaism. It is still accepted by many religious Iranian Muslims today.
Mystical threads have always run deep through Arcade Fire's repertoire. Inversions, upside downs and inside outs emerge in "black mirrors" and the "darkness of light." Opposites are reconciled, and unification is at the core of life itself.
Let's hope that when the Supreme Court eventually rules on whatever case it selects, it adheres to our founders' intent--that the First Amendment should apply to human beings, not corporate entities that have neither bodies nor souls.
Many things may be said of Ayatollah Ali Khameini. That he is the world's foremost terrorist is born out by the simple fact that he is the supreme h...
Rustin taught us to believe in ourselves, in our own ability to transform individuals and societies steeped in discrimination, deaf to the calls of compassion, and yet never beyond redemption.
Does anyone really think hard line conservative faith groups, and their influential religious leaders, would embrace such common sense steps, and willingly give up their power and authority to sanction civil marriage?
See, I claim to be a Christian and I'm true to that Ya' favorite rapper claimed he strapped, but never packed a tool In fact, I know some Christian ca...
As Secretary Kerry said a the roll-out for The State Department's Office of Faith Based Initiatives, 'We ignore the role of religion at our peril'
CBGB is about the rejection of utilitarianism. The details of the punk style -- the lewdness, the filth, the screaming protests -- it's all secondary, man. Despite the dastardly lip-syncing in the movie, that point comes through quite nicely.
While evangelical Christians are some of the loudest supporters of our troops, many of their leaders want to ignore or marginalize the sacrifices of minority religious and non-religious service members who fought on behalf of this country.
The players in the current immigration debate fail to recognize that the legal migration system is not working. The antiquated system we have in place is inaccessible, unaffordable, and does not come near to competing in the new global economy.
If Jesus wandered today's world, how might he have advised us to respond to the Affordable Care Act?