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Hillary Clinton needs to reach out to non-religious Americans

July 18, 2016

(RNS) The nonreligious are the future of the country, and we could contribute to a rapidly expanding Democratic base … if only Democrats were willing to include us in their conversations the same way Republicans court evangelicals.

America’s problem is not racial tension — It’s racism

July 15, 2016

(RNS) I have no desire to take my white brothers and sisters on a ‘guilt trip’ that ends only in shame. Instead, I would like them to be peacemakers.

How Title IX exemptions force LGBT students to suffer in silence

July 14, 2016

(RNS) When a man I was dating last fall physically assaulted me, I felt the full impact of how vulnerable my school’s Title IX waiver made me.

3 steps to overcoming a pastor’s moral failing

July 13, 2016

(RNS) Asking for outside help, speaking honestly and proceeding humbly will go a long way toward binding up the brokenhearted.

Our response to terror must be reconciliation

July 12, 2016

(RNS) In the wake of terrorist incidents, we must avoid the impulse to give in to hatred.

Can faith communities heal racial inequality? In Kansas City, a resounding yes

July 8, 2016

(RNS) Most humans hunger for community, and in Kansas City, faith is at the heart of that quest.

Time for white churches to speak out about police shootings

July 8, 2016

MEMPHIS — Let the confession and repentance begin this Sunday.

In Britain, between a rock and a hard place

July 4, 2016

(RNS) I know the road Britain is going down and I know where it leads. I have seen it in Pakistan.

Muslims not assimilating? Au contraire!

June 30, 2016

(RNS) Donald Trump says American Muslims have a hard time “assimilating” to America. He clearly doesn’t know about the unique American Muslim culture that has been developing since the country’s inception.

What Christians can learn from queer courage

June 21, 2016

(RNS) Knowing that our gathering places might become targets for violence, we crank up the sound, clap our hands, look each other in the eye and put our bodies and souls on fabulous display.

Why same-sex marriage will pave the way to polygamy

June 20, 2016

(RNS) The arguments against polygamy are very closely parallel to the arguments against redefining marriage to include same-sex couples.

Clearing the remaining obstacles for Americans with disabilities is a moral obligation

June 17, 2016

(RNS) As we approach the ADA’s 26th anniversary, Americans with disabilities continue to face unemployment and poverty rates twice the national average and discrimination in many areas.

A prayer to the Supreme Court: Keep immigrant families together

June 17, 2016

(RNS) A ruling expected any day now on President Obama’s executive orders will show whether our nation still sees that immigrant rights are family rights.

Diplomacy can undermine extremism

June 15, 2016

(RNS) The challenge of Islamist extremism is real and must be taken seriously. But I have also never been more optimistic about the Western Balkans and its future.

Confederate flag resolution a historic opportunity to correct the past

June 15, 2016

(RNS) We cannot undo what our ancestors did, but I felt we had a historic opportunity to show that we have repented of these ungodly attitudes.

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