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An Exemption to the Insurance Mandate That Looks A Lot Like Insurance Without the Assurance

D. Brad Wright | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

I would encourage us to think broadly about who we consider our neighbors and how we care for them, and to engage with "faith-based insurance alternatives" with a keen understanding of the fact that they have many redeeming qualities, but that they are not in the business of insurance.

Federally Funded Discrimination -- Did Obama Go Far Enough?

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Shayna A. Pitre

Religious organizations receiving federal contracts can no longer discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees. Some question whether President Obama has gone too far. Others question whether he has gone far enough.

U.S. Catholic Funders: Resist Calls to Abandon Social Justice

Laura Barrett | Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion
Laura Barrett

In the last few years community organizers have learned it's in their self-interest to become astute Vatican watchers. The Catholic Campaign for Human...

Improving Our Nation's Health, Community by Community

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

While heart disease and stroke are major threats for all Americans, certain segments of our population are hit the hardest.

What's Become of International Relief -- 34 Years Later

Richard Walden | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Richard Walden

Charity watchdog sites rate charities on their financial growth and on the transparency of their publicly-shared information... but have yet to be able to meaningfully measure the quality or usefulness of their programs.

Gerry Smith

What Would Jesus Do? He'd Back A Startup

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.06.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK -- On a recent evening, a small group of tech entrepreneurs sat around a table in Manhattan's Flatiron District, swapping ideas on how to gro...

Climate Change This Week: Arctic Death Spiral, Faith Groups Voting Bloc, and More...

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.23.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The National Snow and Ice Data center reports that the Arctic ice hit a record new low recently.

Bishop Charles Blake Reveals Mega Churches Political Impact and Social Responsibilities

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 09.04.2012 | Los Angeles
Tanya Young Williams

The jury is still out as to whether mega churches are good for our society or not. As a culture, we have learned that bigger isn't always better. Either way, mega churches, with their vast outreach, do have responsibilities to their communities, state and nation.

Wanted: 1,000 Pastors For the Poor

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.16.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

There is a policy myth is that churches and charities alone could take care of the problems of poverty -- especially if we slashed taxes. But this really has more to do with libertarian political ideology than good theology.

Canadian Churches Using Housing First Model

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Most, if not all, church recovery programs are very picky on who they allow in. The 'housing first' model helps the most vulnerable who are ignored -- yet need our help the most.

The Rotating Shelter -- A Homeless Services Faith Based Model That Works (VIDEO)

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

2010-12-07-horvath1.jpgI urge you, no I beg you. If you're a faith based leader please look at what real effect you have on the community around you.

Fatherhood: The Best Job in the World

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

My son and I got up early Monday morning to go hear President Obama's fatherhood speech at a Boys and Girls Club in Southeast Washington. W

Glenn Beck on Martin Luther King and Gandhi

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

I was heartened to hear Beck affirm the nonviolence of King, but I would also like to remind him of King's tireless commitment to social justice.

The Growth Of Faith-Based International Aid

nytimes.com | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

A growing number of conservative Christians are explicitly and self-critically acknowledging that to be "pro-life" must mean more than opposing aborti...

Build, Don't Destroy in Afghanistan: An Open Letter to President Obama

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

Already, thousands of our readers have signed a letter and contacted the White House urging a new way forward in Afghanistan. I encourage you to read it and to endorse this message if you have not done so already.

Afghanistan: A Whole New Approach

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

When you massively intervene in a country as much as the U.S. has in Afghanistan, you can't responsibly just walk away. We must lead with what works -- development.

Disorder on the Border: Trashing the Law in the Name of Immigration Deterrence

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

The strategy of deterrence that drives both border enforcement and crackdowns on humanitarians is fundamentally flawed.

The Only Thing Weirder Than The Birthers....

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Joseph

Weirder than the Birthers are the anti-Birthers, who call Birthers conspiracy theorists yet feed the conspiracy by refusing to call for Obama to release his birth certificate.

Winning Wallets of Christian Consumers

Suzette Standring | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzette Standring

Christian buying power can change business for the better. Integrity, excellent products and wholesome advertising beget loyalty from a demographic that spends $1.5 trillion annually.

How To: Faith-Based Marketing

Eric Kuhn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Kuhn

Demographics were the market segmentation choice of the last century, but ideology will rule this one.

Obama's Faith Based Office an Insult to Women

Martha Burk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martha Burk

It's not too late for President Obama to change his mind and give the majority - women - a place at the table by re-opening the White House Office on Women's Issues.

Obama Drug Czar Pick Tied to Christian Rehab Linked to Contributor Charged with $3.5 Billion Fraud (Updated)

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maia Szalavitz

Ramstad's support for Teen Challenge shows a disregard for evidence-based treatment and either a willingness to abandon his beliefs about treating addiction or a failure to investigate what kinds of programs he funds.

From Those Wonderful Folks Who Brought You the Torture Memos

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

You may have heard that the Bush Administration is in a frenzied race to lock in its favorite policies before Barack Obama takes office. So far, Bus...

Faith-Based Cruelty: The Other Georgia

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

What day and time you will die? I, for one, have no interest in knowing. Troy Anthony Davis, almost certainly an innocent man, knows. He'll die Tue...

The Dems' "Unity" Event: Secularists Semi-Invited

Ronald Aronson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ronald Aronson

Deciding to welcome faith into the public square was the easy part. Now the rest of the Democrats -- the many with beliefs that can't be neatly categorized as "religious"--must be invited to join the political conversation as well.