ASSISI, Italy (RNS) Swimming against a global tide of religious violence and political polarization, about 550 religious and humanitarian leaders met recently here in the birthplace of St. Francis to propose a new way forward: love and forgiveness. By Charles Honey.
Articles tagged “social issues”
(RNS) Research for my upcoming biography of Rabbi Stephen Wise led me to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, N.Y. Reading formerly “Secret” or “Confidential” documents was a sobering experience because unlike the leaders of the time, I knew, for better or worse, how it all turned out in the end. By A. James Rudin.
(RNS) Conservative Christians have long joined hands to oppose abortion, often following the lead of the Roman Catholic Church. But evangelicals are leading the charge in adopting embryos, and encouraging people who have stockpiles of frozen embryos to make them available for adoption. By Krista Kapralos.
(RNS) Thank you, Family Research Council, for now conceding what conservative groups have been loath to acknowledge in recent years: the truth that incendiary rhetoric indeed does contribute to a climate conducive to politically motivated violence. By Tom Krattenmaker.
(RNS) Americans are almost evenly divided in how they view Muslims, but their views are sharply split by age and political party, according to the Arab American Institute survey. By Omar Sacirbey.
(RNS) A new study finds that social media like Twitter and Facebook tear down economic and geographic barriers to help homeless people connect to their families and support networks. By Chris Lisee.
(RNS) With their eyes focused on power, the shrill apparently have a bottomless well for funding their cause. They are certainly whipping each other into a frenzy. The question remains: Is anyone else listening? By Tom Ehrich.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A new poll from the Public Religion Research Institute and Religion News Service finds that Americans are generally divided about gun control, but certain religious groups are far from ambivalent. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) Nellie Gray, the octogenarian who founded the annual March for Life to protest the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, has died. By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) Comparing today with yesterday is a popular yet pointless pastime. We rarely remember yesterday accurately, and yesterday was so, well, yesterday — different context, different players, different period in our lives, different numbers, different stages in science, commerce and communications. By Tom Ehrich.