In El Salvador, a path to escape gang violence
Looking Back: Kim Lawton
Looking Back: Lucky Severson
Looking Back: Rituals
From the religiously motivated abolitionists to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to the civil rights freedom fighters who marched from their churches into the streets, religion has played a crucial role in creating the path that Barack Obama has been able to walk.
Whether Muslims or Jews or Hindus or Christians or nonbelievers, all Americans can place their hope in something greater than themselves. But genuine hope and faith cannot rest in either nations or charismatic leaders.
Beyond the reach of policy, God makes history despite our intentions and beyond our understanding, and we sense that something has changed.
Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview about King and Obama with the Rev. Donna Jones, senior pastor at Cookman United Methodist Church in Philadelphia.
Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview about King and Obama with Professor Harold Dean Trulear of Howard University in Washington, D.C.
Novelist Alice McDermott, Morehouse College president Robert Franklin, and Rabbi Marc Gopin ponder the meaning of the national moment on the eve of Inauguration Day.
He says he values the work of the "everyday peacemakers" in U.S. churches, synagogues, and mosques whose curiosity about each other's faith has led to important interfaith conversations
Read an excerpt about Gandhi from BEYOND TOLERANCE: SEARCHING FOR INTERFAITH UNDERSTANDING IN AMERICA by Gustav Niebuhr.
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