Topic: US Domestic Issues

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    By taking the name of one of the most revered figures in all Christianity, Pope Francis may be signalling that his papacy will prioritize caring for the “the least of these.” More

    March 15, 2013 | Comments

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    “A state may enforce and dissolve a couple’s marriage, but it cannot sanctify or bless it,” according to a New York judge in one of the same-sex marriage cases the High Court will review next year. More

    March 8, 2013 | Comments

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    Walk through West End Temple in the Rockaways section of Queens, New York, and see some of the destruction Hurricane Sandy left in its wake, from pews and prayer books to stained glass windows, bricks and mortar. More

    March 1, 2013 | Comments

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    “Oftentimes in the Christian conservative community we are not expressing love of our fellow-man,” says Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family. “We can come across as very harsh, too harsh.” More

    February 22, 2013 | Comments

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    “The demise of Catholic schools has pained me for years,” says Karen Carbone. But now her family is part of the effort to turn a parish school around and offer what expensive independent schools do at a much lower price. More

    January 4, 2013 | Comments

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    The real tragedy of the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut “is that it reflects America’s careless gun laws and the careless words that surround them. The outrageous notion that ‘guns don’t kill people; people kill people’ exemplifies this carelessness.” More

    December 17, 2012 | Comments

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    The destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy “is just as much a physical crisis as it is a spiritual and emotional crisis for people,” says Mike Ebert of the Southern Baptist Convention’s relief arm. More

    November 2, 2012 | Comments

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    Is the same-sex-marriage debate in black churches really about religion, the Bible, or equal rights? The issue has divided many pastors and their congregations. More

    November 2, 2012 | Comments

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    “We are open to radically inclusive love, and we’ll take our changes with God on that.” More

    November 2, 2012 | Comments

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    “Many campaigns have run away from religion in the past, trying to say there’s a separation of religion and state, whereas in Minnesota we have embraced the idea that a person of faith can and should opposed the amendment,” says University of Minnesota Law School professor Dale Carpenter. More

    October 12, 2012 | Comments

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