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Children in the Sanctuary

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

My response to the reactions of children within holy space is simple and core to who we are called to be as faith communities: Our sanctuaries are not sanctuaries from children. They are sanctuaries for children.

Inequality for All?

Benjamin Barer | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Benjamin Barer

While all U.S. citizens retain the power to vote, elections are now won and lost based on the influence of individuals and special-interest groups with incredible financial power. Where does that leave our democracy?

An AIDS-Free Generation Requires Stigma-Free Faith Communities

David Barstow | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion
David Barstow

How do we reduce stigma? That's where local faith communities come in.

Reviving our City

Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin | Posted 08.14.2013 | New York
Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin

When Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast in the fall, faith leaders rose to the challenge of attempting to provide basic needs -- not only for our own congregants but for the greater community as well.

This Mother's Day, All I Want Is a Moratorium on Deportations

Ana Garcia-Ashley | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Ana Garcia-Ashley

Every day we wait for a clear path to citizenship, 1,100 families lose someone to deportation. This includes mothers of U.S. born children and dreamers.

What Binds Us

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 05.19.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

In houses of worship, we share so many important milestones of our lives. We are a community, unlike any other. This amazing, intangible, but palpable, "mystery" of the Holy is what gives us common ground on which to stand.

The Compassion Gap -- Faith Communities and the Stigma of HIV and AIDS

David Barstow | Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact
David Barstow

The sad fact is that the stigma of HIV and AIDS could be dramatically reduced if the world's faith communities were to take the right kinds of action. Historically, many faith communities have proclaimed judgmental attitudes towards people living with HIV.

What Faith Communities Can Offer The 'Nones'

Phil Haslanger | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Phil Haslanger

OK, church folks. Fasten your seatbelts. But don't hunker down. There's a new study out that shows that one in five Americans has no religious affiliation. Not Baptist, not Catholic, not Lutheran, not Jewish, not Muslim.

Recovering A Politics of Lament In Our Faith Communities

C. Christopher Smith | Posted 10.02.2012 | Religion
C. Christopher Smith

Aurora has reminded us that lament is sorely lacking in our land. Our faith communities are faced with a prime opportunity to recover the practice of lament and point us toward a society that is more compassionate and humane.

Faith Groups Are A Detroit Lifeline

Matthew Bode | Posted 04.18.2012 | Detroit
Matthew Bode

What do you do with a clergy person at a development meeting? Or when planning new street art projects? Or building a board for a new non-profit?

The Golden Calf and Occupy Wall Street

Rev. Jennifer Butler | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Rev. Jennifer Butler

In church and in the streets, the cheers and prayers were overwhelming. Photographers and TV crews flocked to us. Apparently you don't need to know your Exodus to understand a symbol of idolatry.

Woe to You, Legislators!

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The president's fiscal message this week was on point, and will have to be repeated over and over again in the months ahead against all the pressures to compromise.

Values at Davos

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

That Davos would turn to faith community leaders for help is good news to me, but the headline in yesterday's International Herald Tribune indicated we still have a long way to go.

Education In Color: A White Mother Reflects on the Challenges of Raising an Interracial Family

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Christine A. Scheller

aising one half-African son and one of mixed European descent posed both ordinary and unique parenting challenges for my husband and me. Education presented a particular challenge

How Interfaith Cooperation Honors God: An Evangelical's Perspective

Skye Jethani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Skye Jethani

Three reasons why I believe interfaith cooperation is so vital right now -- and why evangelicals should be helping to lead the way.

It Takes A Movement: The Next Steps

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Neither the left nor the right has the answers to our most pressing problems, though each will continue to say that it does. So we have to focus on the spiritual and moral values that bring us together.

It Takes A Movement: How Access To Power Can Be Dangerous -- Part 4

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

I feel a growing need to create a more independent and critical movement for social justice and change in America, and the relational and convening power in the faith community is substantial.

It Takes a Movement: Why a 'Movement' Is Necessary -- Part 3

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Social change does not ultimately rest on who is in the White House, but a movement outside D.C. What we need to re-learn now is the choreography of the "outside/inside dance" that real social change always requires.

Pray Immigration Reform Into Passage

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

If our political leaders won't make room for the "strangers" among us, we, the people of faith, will. It's time to stop playing politics with people's lives.

Immigration Reform: Change Takes Courage and Faith

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

If our political leaders won't make room for the "strangers" among us, we will -- because Jesus commands us to do so.

Announcing HuffPost Religion: Believers and Non-Believers Welcome

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Arianna Huffington

Whether you are a believer or not, the role of religion in our society is an essential conversation to have... which is why I'm delighted to announce that we are launching HuffPost Religion.

Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures

Clarissa Martinez De Castro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Clarissa Martinez De Castro

As if blaming immigrants for global warming, the financial crisis, and every other ill that is currently affecting our society wasn't enough, Mark Kri...

Elizabeth Warren and Goliath

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Wallis

As Elizabeth Warren, a good Methodist, warns: The banks are trying everything they can think of to kill financial reform. And we must not let them do that.

Cut the Deficit -- Cut Military Spending

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

To reduce a $1.6 trillion shortfall in the 2011 budget, we should cut the contracts of private defense contractors who serve their own profits.

Faith Community Joins Census Partnership

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Today I called on the City's faith leaders to join in our efforts to ensure that every Angeleno is counted in the 2010 census.