(RNS) People need safe places, and church has provided that safety to many.
Author Archives: Tom Ehrich
(RNS) I know from my years there as a pastor that Ferguson is a strong community. The town has rootedness, civic pride, strong churches, and a fervent desire to make an integrated community work.
ACCORD, N.Y. (RNS) A trip to the town dump was quick, easy and efficient. Why can’t Congress be the same way?
(RNS) The tragic core of the partisan thinking tearing apart our nation and our world takes the form of religious extremism: There is no God but my God!
(RNS) It isn’t Mexican immigrants who caused sea changes in the American workplace. It wasn’t Hondurans or Guatemalans who sucked the life out of American communities. Gun-toting “patriots” shouting hatred at refugee children are spewing venom at the wrong target.
(RNS) Less sex, more Jesus. If Christians quit bickering about church, we could talk about love, joy, hope and more.
(RNS) Soccer seems eerily like the world outside. But the “players” in our partisan wars show little respect for each other or willingness to let the contest end.
(RNS) In July 1776, 56 brave men signed a Declaration of Independence and pledged everything — their “lives, fortunes and sacred honor” — to freedom and democracy. They set aside “I” and paid dearly for it.