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Love Your Neighbor

Homeless Proofing or Christ Proofing?

Mark Sandlin | Posted 08.13.2014 | Religion
Mark Sandlin

They will still be there, even if you no longer have to lay your eyes on them.

Election Slogan 'Misrepresents The Bible'

AP | Posted 08.13.2013 | Religion

VIENNA -- A prominent Austrian Protestant official is criticizing the anti-immigration Freedom Party for suggesting brotherly love should be restricte...

10 Decisions You Can Make to Change the World

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The common good and the quality of our life together will finally be determined by the personal decisions we all make. Here are ten personal decisions you can make to help foster the common good.

Love The Stranger As Yourself

Ron Kronish | Posted 06.18.2013 | Religion
Ron Kronish

We must love our fellow Jews as brothers and sisters in a historic, unique collective family, and we must treat the non-Jew with the same dignity that we would wish and envision for ourselves. This is the real meaning of what it means to be "holy" in the "Holy Land" today.

To Love Yourself: What Does that Mean?

Steve McSwain | Posted 04.01.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

When there isn't much love in my world, I've learned to take a look within myself. For, when I love me, then you become my neighbor... and the world becomes a neighborhood.

Fearing Thy New Neighbor: Global Hostilities, Restrictions And Immigration

David Briggs | Posted 02.02.2013 | Religion
David Briggs

What is the major influence related to religious tensions crossing borders? Hint: It's about much more than a small church in Florida burning a Quran or a Danish magazine publishing cartoons of a revered prophet.

Love Your Neighbor: An Inspiring Story Of Two Friends

Frank Fredericks | Posted 01.14.2013 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

Loving our neighbors, whether next door or at our door step, doesn't require a change in profession, just a willingness to speak, to listen and to give. May Brendan's story challenge us this week to step out of comfort zone.

How to Vote Like a Christian: Mark 12:28-34

Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto | Posted 12.31.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto

Voting should be an easy affair: people of faith should vote for the candidates whose policies would most embody a love of God and neighbor. It seems so easy, but it isn't if we are honest with ourselves and gracious toward those who disagree with our political persuasions.

Why Not Wear Purple On Friday?

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 12.15.2012 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

If you wait to work for a cause until you're working with people who agree with you on everything, you'll wait forever, and the injustice will continue. So why not do something simple to show compassion for our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters?

On Loving The Unlikeable Neighbor in J.K. Rowling's New Novel

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 12.12.2012 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

It was hard for me to love these characters. More than once, I thought of putting the book down because these characters are so real, so raw, that they become dislikable and at the same time, curiously familiar. They remind me of the neighbors Jesus calls me to love.

'Love Your Neighbor' Wasn't Just a Suggestion

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The roots of anti-American hostilities in the Middle East run deep (literally and figuratively). We can start with the fact that our oil (and its economy) lies beneath their sands. Couple that with U.S. support of repressive and backward regimes, the continual presence of foreign troops on their land and in their holy places, and the endless wars waged there, ultimately fueled by the geopolitics of energy. Injustices and violence caused by the oil economy have sparked a reaction from dangerous religious fundamentalists in the Islamic world. This week, ugly anti-Islam ads implying that Muslims are uncivilized "savages" began appearing in New York City subways, prompting many people of good faith from across the nation to speak out against the ads. Sojourners now plans to bring a message of love -- a light in the darkness -- to counter the hate.

What Does The Bible Tell Us About Self-Love?

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 03.21.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Alan Lurie

Most of us do not love ourselves nearly well enough, and this is the cause of so much of the pain that is inflicted on others. When seen though a clear lens, "Do I love myself?" is an essential and illuminating question.

Loving The Occupiers And The Bankers In Our Midst

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 03.14.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

Let us be ready to accept the great mitzvah of loving one another. The light of God demands nothing less of us.

Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25: Making The God Decision

Walter Brueggemann | Posted 01.02.2012 | Religion
Walter Brueggemann

The Book of Joshua chronicles the way in which the land given by God has been taken by Israel. And now there are decisions to be made of life-or-death proportion concerning life in the new land.

Will Politicians Listen to Pastors?

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Our country is in the midst of a clash between two competing moral visions, between those who believe in the common good, and those who believe individual good is the only good. It's time our leaders in Washington listen to someone other then themselves.

Osama Bin Laden Is My Enemy and My Neighbor

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge

This is Jesus' challenge: Love those who actively seek to kill you or those you love. Even they are your neighbor. This is radical, neighbor love in action. Go, and do likewise.

A Call to Serve and Preserve Creation

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jim Wallis

Let's ensure that history does not remember us just as "consumers" of the earth and its resources, but as people who take seriously the God-given mandate to "serve and preserve" the earth.