Michael Wear is an author at Religion News Service.
Philanthropists and politicians: Religion is not a problem to solve, it’s a partnership opportunity
(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
(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)
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.