(RNS) — Eighty years ago, the anti-Nazi activist Dietrich Bonhoeffer traveled back to Germany. Had he survived World War II, he might have become a global leader in fostering respect between Christians and Jews.
At the dedication of the interreligious chapel at Camp David in the Spring of 1991, President George H.W. Bush spent a day with clergy and others showing his respect for the place of faith in the life of the country.
(RNS) A 1917 speech to Congress by President Woodrow Wilson that concluded with a quintessential religio-political reference is the seedbed from which 'American exceptionalism' and 'indispensability' sprang.
(RNS) Even a perfunctory visit to a hospital ward, ER, home for the aged, hospice or medical clinic brings a clergyperson face-to-face with the staggering ethical problems our health care system is creating.