Dale Hanson Bourke is the author of 11 books, including "The Skeptic’s Guide" series with IVPress on topics such as HIV/AIDS, global poverty, immigration and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Formerly publisher of RNS and SVP at World Relief, she has also served as editor and publisher of several magazines.
Domestic violence moves up on Christian social justice agenda at summit
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Sojourners Summit zeroed in on domestic violence as a human rights issue, hoping to shine the spotlight on a problem little talked about in many Christian circles.
The death of 16 nuns and the allure of terrorism (COMMENTARY)
WASHINGTON (RNS) The “Dialogues of the Carmelites” shows the price that is paid when truth is not spoken to power and a sense of injustice makes unholy acts seem somehow noble.
Jordan welcomes throngs of tourists at site where believers say Jesus was baptized
AMMAN, Jordan (RNS) While Israel has long claimed that Jesus was baptized on the Israeli side of the river, increasingly, scholars are lining up to support archaeological research showing the baptism site is actually in Jordan.
4 things HIV can teach us about fighting Ebola (COMMENTARY)
(RNS) AIDS has gone from being viewed as a terrifying plague to being understood as a chronic and preventable disease. While Ebola continues to cause great fear and confusion, there are lessons to learn from combating HIV/AIDS.
Interfaith leaders launch daylong unity fast for Mideast peace
(RNS) On Tuesday (July 15), a daylong fast among Muslims, Christians and Jews is planned as part of a public effort to show unity in the fight against war and violence in Israel and Gaza.
COMMENTARY: Faith communities on the front line of refugee aid
(RNS) While some may wage wars in the name of their religion, others care for the refugees who flee the violence because of their faith.
COMMENTARY: What Jordan can teach the Muslim world in welcoming Pope Francis
AMMAN, Jordan (RNS) By coming to Jordan, Pope Francis will shine a light on this Islamic state with a protected Christian minority and perhaps encourage other Muslim countries to follow Jordan’s model.