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Walter Rauschenbusch

Progressives Look Forward

Martin Marty | Posted 05.25.2015 | Religion
Martin Marty

Paul Raushenbush has dropped two "c's" from his famed Christian-theologian-minister great-grandfather Walter Rauschenbusch's name, but he reflects the ancestor's tradition, captures some of his spirit, and looks to the future in that spirit.

Daily Meditation: For Our World

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.25.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Daily Meditation: No More War

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.05.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Benjamin E. Mays: Schoolmaster of the Civil Rights Movement

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 11.30.2012 | Religion
Christine A. Scheller

Martin Luther King Jr. didn't emerge on the civil rights scene fully formed but drew from a rich spiritual and intellectual heritage that he owed, in part, to his mentor, the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays.

Would King Have Evolved on Gay Rights?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 07.30.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Recently, and not surprisingly, the emotional battle over LGBT rights has focused on America's moral giant Martin Luther King, Jr. and the question: "What Would Martin Do?"

"Why Don't You Just Convert?" The Story Of My Interfaith Family

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 06.27.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Religion was meant to be a positive force in our lives by instilling moral values and a vision of social justice. It was never meant to pit "us" against "them."

The Truth About The Democratic Party

Tim Suttle | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics
Tim Suttle

As a Christian who grew up in the rural Midwest, I sometimes feel as though I'm a progressive trapped in the body of a conserver. Yet, the Democrats can make it really hard for a natural-born-conserver to be a part of the conversation.

When Will The Christian Right To Return To The Teachings Of Their Gospel?

Allan Brawley | Posted 05.11.2012 | Religion
Allan Brawley

Social Gospel Christians have been replaced by an extreme right-wing obsessed with obliterating women's medical and reproductive rights, denying equal treatment for gays, demonizing scientific findings, and otherwise attempting to impose their fundamentalist beliefs on everyone.

Krista Tippett's OnBeing Features HuffPost Religion Editor Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

being.publicradio.org | Posted 11.20.2011 | Religion

HuffPost Religion's Senior Editor is interviewed by NPR Host Krista Tippett on the continuing influence of the social gospel movement of his great-gra...

Is Progress Possible? The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Celebrating MLK day without acknowledging religion is like admiring the exterior of the car without understanding the fuel and engine that makes it go.

The Religious Case for Moving Your Money Where Your Heart Is

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

The curse of bigness in banks should be a major concern of religious people and their churches, synagogues, mosques and any other religious institution, since the way we treat our money is tied into our spiritual commitments.

Michael Moore Asks: What Would Jesus Do?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Roman Catholic Priests are the surprising voices of clarity and conviction in Michael Moore's new film Capitalism: A Love Story. They aren't ambivalent -- they characterize capitalism as evil.