Opinion

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Pope Francis offers a new vision for social and environmental justice

This fight in which we are engaged - to defeat the forces of greed -- must be won with power from average people leveraged by moral authority.

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Indiana "religious freedom" bill: bad for state and my family

"It appalls me that our legislators used my tax dollars to create, lobby for, and now defend a law that opens the door for discrimination against gays and lesbians."

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Walking with the poor

"The poor you have with you always." Jesus is said to have spoken these words, but he certainly didn't mean that his followers should aim to keep it that way.

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What is Hanukkah really all about?

Solstice? revolution? religious miracle? military might? Like most things, this holiday can be viewed from multiple perspectives.

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My father, Southern Baptists, and the battle for the soul of America

What happened with Southern Baptists and like-minded fundamentalists has occurred on a larger scale with American politics.

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Apocalypses everywhere: Is there any hope in a gloom-doom-filled era?

Living a life so saturated with apocalypses undoubtedly takes a toll, so let's lift the lid off the A-word, take a peek inside, and examine how it affects everyday life.

 

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The revolutionary hope of Christmas

Nearly smothered beneath piles of gift catalogs, nearly drowned in a sea of  elevator-music Christmas carols, there burns a persistent secret flame.

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Pope Francis: a breath of fresh air

It may seem that we are straying here into a metaphysical realm far removed from the concerns of everyday life. That is not the case. Francis enacts his attitude in his daily lifestyle.

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Welcome Pope Francis, campaigner against corporate greed!

The campaign against corporate criminals and their gluttonous greed just added a new speaker with a very loud voice, Pope Francis I.

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Reza Aslan, FOX News, and Islamophobia

I thought of Sartre's "Anti-Semite and Jew" when I heard about the recent FOX News television interview with Reza Aslan.

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