(RNS) It’s time for our religious leaders to step forward and set a vision, agenda and values; to hope that we, our politicians and our political parties can find our way to help America live up to its promise.
Articles tagged “Declaration of Independence”
(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.
(RNS) There are certain speeches, songs, books, letters, laws, and axioms that Americans appreciate enough to argue about, says religion scholar Stephen Prothero. By Daniel Burke.
(RNS) This Fourth of July, after the parades are over, I propose we all devote a few minutes to remembering our least Christian president. Instead of reading David Barton, go straight to Thomas Jefferson himself and to the words he chose to deliver on his first day as president. By Stephen Prothero.