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1 Black Dress For 100 Days For Orphans

Cornelia Seigneur | Posted 10.07.2011 | Religion
Cornelia Seigneur

It is now Day 97. During the past three months she has worn one black dress, differently each day, she has collected donations on her website and for Warm Blankets Orphan Care International.

A Christian Response To The Ongoing Enslavement Of America's Poor

Fr. Peter-Michael Preble | Posted 10.03.2011 | Religion
Fr. Peter-Michael Preble

The church is the social institution that should deal with the social ills of society. It has a long history of providing for those in need.

The Moral Default

Jim Wallis | Posted 10.03.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

The debate we have just witnessed has shown Washington, D.C. not just to be broken, but corrupt. The American people are disgusted watching politicians play political chicken with the nation's economy and future. In such a bitter and unprincipled atmosphere, whoever has the political clout to enforce their self-interest and retain their privileges wins the battles. But there are two casualties in such political warfare: the common good and the most vulnerable.

Matthew 14:22-33: Faith Within The Chaos

Matthew L. Skinner | Posted 10.03.2011 | Religion
Matthew L. Skinner

Now more than ever, churches that have never done so need to devote talents and money to begin the harder work of imagining new ways forward, new conceptions of what's possible.

Rich, Greedy And Blessed: God Wants To Save Us, Too

Christopher Cocca | Posted 10.01.2011 | Religion
Christopher Cocca

The truth is that many Western Christians could give a full tithe to their churches and a full second tithe toward the eradication of extreme poverty without losing much of our lifestyle.

The Debt Crisis And Our National Character

Dr. David P. Gushee | Posted 09.26.2011 | Religion
Dr. David P. Gushee

A budget is indeed a moral document, reflecting the character of a nation. All of our character qualities are being tested right now. All are pivotal.

Jesus, Stalin And Casey Anthony: Reflections On The Horn Of Africa Drought

Richard Stearns | Posted 09.25.2011 | Religion
Richard Stearns

We did not create the desperate conditions of drought and famine threatening the lives of 10 million people in Africa. But, as Christians, it is our responsibility to do something about it.

Matthew 25: Why We Went To The White House

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.21.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Whenever a new budget or deficit reduction proposal is put forth, somebody should ask how it will impact the poorest and most vulnerable. This is a biblical question, a fair question and a question of justice.

Ending Poverty With Global Christianity's Phantom Trillion

Christopher Cocca | Posted 09.20.2011 | Religion
Christopher Cocca

The Church could end poverty, scarcity, sickness and famine without a dime from the rest of the world. Yes, I'm claiming scandal as a member of the movement.

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 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.

Why I'm Not A 'Fan' Of Jesus

Pastor Kyle Idleman | Posted 09.14.2011 | Religion
Pastor Kyle Idleman

What it means to be Jesus' follower isn't as arbitrary or subjective as we've made it. Jesus says, "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me."

Celebrating Independence And Honoring God -- Half A World Away

Richard Stearns | Posted 09.07.2011 | Religion
Richard Stearns

More than 8 million people in the Republic of South Sudan will celebrate their first Independence Day on July 9. It is only a beginning of a long road for this new nation's people to live up to their potential.

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)

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When The Church Shows Up

Rev. Gail Bowman | Posted 08.16.2011 | Religion
Rev. Gail Bowman

Don't hate me because I like church. I didn't start out that way.

Serving Others To Change The World

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 07.11.2011 | Religion
Rev. Larry Hollon

Think what could be accomplished if everyone spent an occasional weekend helping a neighbor or volunteering our time.

What Would Jesus Do (About Malaria)?

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 06.24.2011 | Religion
Rev. Larry Hollon

As a follower of Jesus, I can't help but imagine if he were physically present in Kasumgami today, he would be handing out bed nets and teaching people how to avoid malaria.

A Different Palm Sunday Shout

David A. Davis | Posted 06.16.2011 | Religion
David A. Davis

Instead of looking down the Palm Sunday road and shouting "Hosanna!" you can look around and shout, "No, this isn't it!" This isn't God's way. This can't be it! No, this isn't it.

Fasting, Budget Cuts And National Humiliation

Ambassador Tony Hall | Posted 06.15.2011 | Religion
Ambassador Tony Hall

Budgets are moral documents by nature. They reflect the priorities of individuals, households and even nations, exposing our real notions of who and what is valuable.

Budget Foes, Unsatisfied, To Continue Fast Through Easter

Posted 06.13.2011 | Religion

By Richard Yeakley Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The congressional budget compromise reached last week did not go far enough for some progre...

10 Reasons Why I'm Fasting For A Better Budget

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.28.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Every Christian, regardless of political affiliation, is called to take up the cause of the poor and the needy because that is God's heart, and we will be calling every legislator who says they are a Christian.

Pray, Fast, Act: Spiritual Escalation Tn Response To Political Extremism

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

I am joining Ambassador Tony Hall, David Beckmann of Bread for the World, ONE, American Jewish World Service, Meals on Wheels, Islamic Relief and a broad coalition to fast, pray and act.

Fast, Pray And Protect Hungry People

David Beckmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Beckmann

I believe strongly in the need to balance the budget, but there has to be a better way. If Congress makes these cuts, people at risk of hunger in the U.S. will feel the impact immediately.

Giving Back: How You And The Religion Community Can Help Struggling Families

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Today, as HuffPost and AOL unite to launch the Huffington Post Media Group, we're celebrating by making a statement about the importance of giving bac...