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Are We Really Evolving?

Steven Conn | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Steven Conn

Evolution has been a dirty word among GOP hard-liners for a long time. Now, at least, they acknowledge that it has something to do with change over time. A first step, perhaps, in becoming more evolved about evolution.

Praying For A Holistic Food Movement In The Household Of God

Jeremy John | Posted 03.25.2013 | Religion
Jeremy John

We are all parts of the globalized organism that is our food economy. We are pieces of a greater whole. In the service economy we play different roles, some of us are hands and some are mouths, but we are all interconnected in a living househol, that feeds and sustains every living thing.

Q Conference To Present Different Face Of Evangelical Activism

Posted 04.10.2012 | Religion

By Yonat Shimron Religion News Service (RNS) Gabe Lyons thinks Christian culture warriors are on the wrong path. His sixth annual Q Conferen...

The Power To Choose Life

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove | Posted 11.21.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Troy Davis issued a statement this morning saying, "I will not stop fighting until I've taken my last breath." What Troy knows is that all of us still have the power to choose life.

Jesus, Bombs And Ice Cream

Shane Claiborne | Posted 10.13.2011 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

I am teaming up with Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream, and an all-star cast to create a little event to provoke the imagination on the eve of the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11.

The New Evangelical Alliance Waiting To Happen

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 09.18.2011 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

Not that the evangelical old guard hasn't served others, but we are seeing a seismic shift in emphasis to one where it's all about translating belief into righteous action on behalf of others.

A Christian Call To End Human Trafficking

Nita Belles | Posted 06.29.2011 | Religion
Nita Belles

If you believe that human trafficking -- modern-day slavery -- primarily takes place in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe, you're like most people. But there are more slaves in the U.S. today than at any time in history.

Two Minutes Of Wisdom With Shane Claiborne (VIDEO)

Posted 08.28.2011 | Religion

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Should Christians Care About Unions?

Christopher LaTondresse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christopher LaTondresse

As Christians, let's not forget that MLK was killed in Memphis, Tenn., while in town supporting a strike organized by the black sanitation workers union.

At 89, Civil Rights Icon Reflects On Faith And Activism

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) The Rev. Joseph Lowery, the civil rights activist who worked alongside the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr....

Amid The Arab Revolt Of 2011, Asking The Christian Question

Mark Lewis Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mark Lewis Taylor

Can Christians, especially in the U.S., discern the extent to which their own nation is an economically and militarily exploitative power in the Middle East, and then organize?

Where Are Women's Voices for Peace? A Conversation with Sister Joan Chittister

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

I am completely convinced that until women are more than token members of any movement and institution, there will never be peace or action on environment or real action on poverty.

Students Seek To Revive Christian Progressive Movement

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Progressive Christian college students hope to reorganize a movement that propelled young a...