Topic: US Domestic Issues

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    “What’s wrong with this picture: 50 miles north of here is possibly the worst human rights situation, including Christian persecution in the entire world, and here we are in South Korea living a lifestyle that’s probably on par with the United States and Europe,” says pastor Tim Peters, a missionary in South Korea. More

    January 6, 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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    Catholic Charities in Illinois refuses to accept same-sex couples for adoption or foster parenting. Should the state, which recognizes civil unions, withdraw its funding of the charity? More

    September 30, 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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    “If Utah is enacting some draconian restrictive immigration law, you can sort of imagine the reaction and then the blame that might be placed on the church for allowing it to happen,” says BYU professor Quin Monson. More

    July 22, 2011 | Comments

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    “I believe that marriage education is the best anti-poverty program the federal government has ever invested in, “ says Dennis Stoica, president of the California Healthy Marriages Coalition. More

    July 8, 2011 | Comments

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    With debt, deficits, and budgets dominating our politics, more questions are being raised about underlying moral issues. “This should be an argument about outcomes,” says former Bush White House speech writer Michael Gerson, “what is best for the justice and decency of a society.” More

    July 1, 2011 | Comments

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    Expensive cancer-fighting drugs are sparking ethical debate about the tremendous costs and small benefits of some new treatments. More

    June 10, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch excerpts from President Obama’s May 12 speech at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast, along with comments on immigration reform by Rev. Luis Cortes Jr. and Bishop Orlando Findlayter. More

    May 13, 2011 | Comments

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    “If the criminals have guns, then we need to have them,” says Pastor Russ Tenhoff of the Safe Harbor Ministry in Baltimore. But other religious leaders say they are working to prevent guns from getting into the hands of the wrong people. More

    April 8, 2011 | Comments

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