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Michael Wear

Michael Wear is an author at Religion News Service.

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Philanthropists and politicians: Religion is not a problem to solve, it’s a partnership opportunity

May 3, 2021

(RNS) —  It is certainly within the rights of philanthropic and political institutions to ‘not do religion,’ but such an approach undermines any meaningful, holistic commitment to community or place-based humanitarian efforts in much of this country.

The stories we tell about our country and our faith matter

March 6, 2020

(RNS) — Too many influential people believe and tell the story that either a diverse America is a threat to Christianity or that Christianity is a threat to a diverse America.

Theodore Hesburgh’s private faith in the public square (COMMENTARY)

February 27, 2015

WASHINGTON (RNS) The institution that Theodore Hesburgh built in South Bend, Ind., stands as a testimony to the embrace of the public square and private faith that he modeled in his own life.

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