Tag: Economy

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    “He has given a higher priority to the church’s social teachings, to our obligations to the poor, and to criticism of an unjust economy than we have heard in a long time,” says Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne. More

    December 6, 2013 | Comments

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    “One of my goals is to get pastors and congregations to feel emboldened to ask questions about the economy,” says Serene Jones, president of Union Theological Seminary in New York City. More

    November 8, 2013 | Comments

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    “Obama is back on message. Echoing Franklin Roosevelt, he preached economic liberty to the poor and justice to the oppressed without pandering to religious prejudices.” More

    January 25, 2012 | Comments

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    We discuss the major religion and ethics stories anticipated in 2012, including religion in the upcoming elections, faith-based activity in the budget debates and immigration policy, key religion cases before the Supreme Court and mainline denominations and issues of homosexuality. More

    December 30, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch excerpts of interviews with people of faith who are supporting the Occupy Wall Street protests. More

    October 28, 2011 | Comments

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    Religious leaders have joined civil rights activists, the Justice Department, and others in challenging Alabama’s tough new immigration law. “The government is trying to tell us what we can or can’t do in terms of works of mercy, works of charity, which are fundamental to our faith,” says Father Tom Ackerman of the Catholic Diocese of Birmingham. More

    September 23, 2011 | Comments

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    “There is acute embarrassment that the second-fastest growing economy in the world has almost half of its children malnourished,” says Biraj Patnaik. More

    September 16, 2011 | Comments

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    Religious leaders of this largely Christian country will play a key role in successfully managing its wealth and fostering its adherence to democratic values. More

    August 26, 2011 | Comments

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    “It’s a matter of sharing the burdens of a free society and a good society. That’s, morally speaking, what taxes are about,” according to political philosopher and Harvard government professor Michael Sandel. More

    August 5, 2011 | Comments

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    As the debate over the federal budget continues in Washington, religious leaders like Rev. Jim Wallis are urging members of both parties to protect the poor. “A budget is a moral document,” he says. “And the common good has to outweigh ideological, political battles in this town.” More

    July 15, 2011 | Comments

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