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Religious Radicals

Conservatives Shouldn't Unequivocally Defend 'Christian Duty'

Slate | Jamelle Bouie | Posted 02.11.2015 | Black Voices

The cliché is that Americans have a short memory, but since Saturday, a number of us have been arguing over medieval religious wars and whether they ...

St. Francis of Assis' Radical Love For Jesus

Jamie Arpin-Ricci | Posted 05.11.2012 | Religion
Jamie Arpin-Ricci

What made his life so appealing to so many? Among other things, Francis's love for Jesus was so explicit that he was naive enough to believe that Jesus actually meant for us to do the things he taught us.

Praying With St. Francis, The Radical Christian Peacemaker

Shane Claiborne | Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

St. Francis was one of the first critics of capitalism, one of the earliest Christian environmentalists, a sassy reformer of the Church and one of the classic conscientious objectors to war.

Remembering Dorothy Day

Robert Ellsberg | Posted 09.20.2011 | Religion
Robert Ellsberg

Dorothy was truly a saint of "common ground" -- someone who held in tension a great love for the church along with deep sufferings over its sins and failings.

The Dangers of Religious Passion

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Those who would manipulate the masses to their own advantage invariably draw on the power of passion. And for most of history, and never more than now, religion is the passion of choice.