Michael Wear

Michael Wear is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Michael Wear

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

By Michael Wear — 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

By Michael Wear and Amy E. Black — 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)

By Michael Wear — 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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