The white majority has made their narrative, their tradition, and their experiences the ones that define the American story. Anything else is not to be trusted or believed. In fact, anyone who is unable to conform to the white tradition is immediately met with skepticism.
Great strides were made in LGBT rights this year and millions whooped it up at gay pride parades all around the country in celebration. But amid the usual rainbow flags, there was an interesting new wrinkle this year: the emergence of a new Jesus.
I know it can be easy to buy into the idea that you are pressured by someone or something to make sure you stress yourself and your finances to the limit but that is about as far from scripture as you can get without committing a felony
Pope Francis I arrived in Brazil Monday to begin the first trip to Latin America of the first Latin American pope. Whatever your views on his mission, it is a historic visit, with potentially broad implications for the region.
My heart sank when I heard Mitt Romney's videotaped comments to a group of wealthy campaign donors. I think Jesus' heart must have sunk, too, to hear such cold, condemning words from the lips of someone who professes to be a Christian.
No offense to you football, basketball, cricket, shuffleboard, spelling bee and hockey fans, but let me tell you why baseball, the greatest sport in the world, would be the sport of choice had Jesus had the opportunity to sign up for T-Ball as a child.
n reality, Susan can't control what is happening in her body, so she needs to control what she can, and so she is trying to control how others handle her disease ... at least as far as it concerns how they will deal with her.
Across our nation, we spend billions of dollars performing compassionate acts. It is time for the faith community to use its moral voice to begin to transform our society's approach from compassion to justice.