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Diane Randall

Diane Randall is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Diane Randall

At the end of a mixed political year: Love, hope and faith abide

By Diane Randall — December 30, 2021
(RNS) — January 2021 brought the inauguration of a new president, but the violent insurrection at the Capitol laid bare the profound differences in expectations of government.

Build Back Better or quit? Time to choose

By Diane Randall — November 30, 2021
(RNS) — Scores of faith-based organizations and constituents have talked to Congress about the moral imperative of the president’s bill.

What 20 years (and counting) of the war on terror must teach us

By Diane Randall — November 1, 2021
(RNS) — Given the experience in Afghanistan, it’s clearer than ever the global war on terror has been an unmitigated humanitarian and strategic disaster.

As billionaires grow richer, children go to sleep hungry

By Diane Randall — September 27, 2021
(RNS) — We must adjust a tax code that bends over backward for the extremely wealthy while treating those who struggle as a burden.

How to remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Sign the nuclear weapons treaty

By Diane Randall — August 20, 2021
(RNS) — I look forward to celebrating the complete abolishment of nuclear weapons.

War or peace? For Iran and the United States, it’s time to decide.

By Diane Randall — July 19, 2021
(RNS) — A swift return to the JCPOA is our best and only option for dealing with Iran.

This is no time to build back to the way things were

By Diane Randall — June 21, 2021
(RNS) — This is the moment to reimagine and rebuild a new economy.

Protecting the climate is loving our neighbor

By Diane Randall — May 19, 2021
(RNS) — The Quaker call to love thy neighbor speaks to the world, not our immediate neighbors.

The American Rescue Plan is welcome relief for faith communities

By Diane Randall — April 20, 2021
(RNS) — Just as communities of faith have been called on the last 13 months to serve others — with emotional, material and advocacy support — we continue to be called on to support the common good to defeat the pandemic and to defeat poverty.

Biden promised to end ‘forever wars.’ Then he bombed Syria.

By Diane Randall — March 12, 2021
(RNS) — The bombing took place as President Biden pushes for an extension of his war powers.

New START buys time on nukes. Now let’s start banning them altogether

By Diane Randall — February 8, 2021
(RNS) — Even with New START, we have a long road to achieve the total elimination of nuclear weapons.

The death penalty is a burden of shame for the United States. It must end

By Diane Randall — December 11, 2020
(RNS) — The death penalty denies the sacredness of human life, forever foreclosing on the opportunity for redemption.

In ‘love thy neighbor’ Quakers and Catholics share a call to protect our common home

By Diane Randall and Alicia Cannon — June 22, 2020
(RNS) — Celebrating Pope Francis' Laudato Si, published five years ago, and its message that loving our planet first means loving its people.

Diane Randall: A civil and productive discourse will emerge, out of necessity

By Diane Randall — December 21, 2017
(RNS) We asked Diane Randall of the Friends Committee on National Legislation to consider what 2018 will mean for religion.

COMMENTARY: The Power of Prayer _ and a Statue

By Diane Randall — July 8, 2006
c. 2006 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Amid row upon row of neatly arranged religious items in the Society of St. Paul/Alba House Bookstore on Staten Island, N.Y., sit bins of modestly priced plastic St. Joseph statues in a back corner. Just right for burial in your front lawn to ensure the quick sale of your […]
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