Topic: Ethics

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    “I always want to tell people that Ferguson erupted at a time when it had the eyes of the world on it, much like Birmingham, Alabama, which is where I’m from—when people saw from all over the country, all over the world what racial oppression looks like,” says UCC Pastor Traci Blackmon, a Black Lives Matter leader. “That happened in Ferguson, too. But sometimes we get so caught up in that particular place that we don’t recognize that Ferguson is everywhere.” More

    August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “As a Shia, I see myself as a Muslim first. Yes, I am Shia, I’m very proud to be Shia, but when I consider myself and someone asks me what religion I am, I don’t say I’m Shia, I say I’m Muslim. And I think that’s how I identify, and I’ve always identified as that,” says Nazeen Zaidi. More

    August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “The income and wealth disparity in our nation that’s tearing us apart, the anger, the fear, the judgmentalness, the racism that we’ve seen in our country—it’s tearing holes in the fabric of our society,” says Sister Simone Campbell, leader of Network Lobby’s Nuns on the Bus project. “Can we step together into a future, as opposed to pulling apart for partisan gain?” More

    August 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “I’m very interested in seeing some basic values return to the country. I care very deeply about life, I care deeply about marriage, I care deeply about religious liberty, I care deeply about issues of fiscal solvency,” says Reverend Jim Garlow, pastor of Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego. “The national debt is a biblical-moral issue to me, thou shalt not steal from future generations.” More

    July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “We need to deal with the unconscious beliefs that we have about each other,” says Lisa Sharon Harper, author of The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can be Made Right. “We can’t restructure our society and actually begin to heal what race broke until we understand how our society structures have created biases in our own minds.” More

    July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “We had the exact same training – two nights a week, one weekend a month, summer internships. I wrote every paper he wrote,” says Maureen Garvey, who along with her husband took classes to prepare for the diaconate. “The only thing that was different was the day of ordination, I had tears in my eyes when all the guys were called up and they left their wives there sitting in the pews.” More

    July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    As it wrapped up its current term this week, the US Supreme Court handed down a number of decisions important to religious communities on issues including immigration, abortion, and affirmative action. More

    July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    While the presumptive Republican nominee for president told evangelicals he is “a tremendous believer,” interfaith protests, vigils, and press conferences questioned the candidate’s religious claims and assertions. More

    June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “The idea of caring for those who are in need we consider to be a scriptural mandate,” says Steve Peterson, managing director of the Mormon Church’s welfare system. “And that’s grown into a wonderful program worldwide that focuses on caring for those in need, to relieve suffering, and to foster self-reliance and give opportunities for service both for those that receive things and for those that are helping out.” More

    June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    Muslim leaders spoke out this week after the massacre in Orlando. “We condemn it in the strongest possible terms,” said Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. “It violates our principles as Americans and as Muslims.” And Sayyid Syeed, national director of the Islamic Society of North America, observed that “whatever they say about the practice of homosexuality is irrelevant to the fact we are committed to respect the other.” More

    June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

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