Tag: Congress

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    We review some of the week’s leading religion news stories, from deadly riots in Afghanistan over the burning of a Quran at a Florida church to the morality of the budget to a church-state decision from the Supreme Court. More

    April 8, 2011 | Comments

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    “As Muslim societies wrestle with how to treat religious minorities, let them look to our nation,” said Cardinal Theodore McCarrick this week in his congressional testimony on protecting the civil rights of American Muslims. Watch excerpts from the hearing. More

    March 30, 2011 | Comments

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    An interfaith coalition is launching a prayer and fasting campaign to protect federal funding for programs that help the poor. More

    March 28, 2011 | Comments

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    “There are a great many people invested in supporting American Muslims as part of the American community and interfaith dialogue,” says Syracuse University religion and media professor Gustav Niebuhr. More

    March 11, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch excerpts from the March 10 House Committee on Homeland Security hearing and from a news conference held by religious leaders. More

    March 11, 2011 | Comments

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    The dean of Yale Divinity School reflects on Lent, poverty, public policy debates, and the moral obligations of people of faith. More

    March 10, 2011 | Comments

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    “Part of what calls people to public service, part of what calls people to be engaged in helping others both here and around the world is their faith.” More

    March 10, 2011 | Comments

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    Imam Rauf says his concern about Rep. Peter King’s hearings on American Muslims is “the impression it is giving that Muslims are de facto liabilities to homeland security” and “the perception it will raise among Muslims overseas.” More

    March 10, 2011 | Comments

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    On March 10, Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee is scheduled to open hearings on “the radicalization of American Muslims.” Watch excerpts from a Capitol Hill briefing held in advance of the hearings. More

    March 9, 2011 | Comments

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    As Congress debates the budget, religious conservatives say the debt is a moral issue, and an interfaith coalition has launched a campaign to reduce military spending and prevent cuts for the poor. More

    March 4, 2011 | Comments

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