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In the U.S., a variety of evangelical religious leaders have failed the test of reasoned public policy in outrageous ways. (Photo: CC) Views
Fundamentalist Pandemics
What evangelicals could learn from The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam
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There is no longer the slightest doubt in any sane person’s mind that not only are the GOP’s fundamentalist-extremist religious allies a death cult disguised as 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organizations.  (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
The GOP Has Become a Death Cult
American conservatism—the so-called "culture of life"—worships annihilation.
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The Let My People Go campaign is a Jewish-led bond fund effort organized by New Sanctuary, Never Again Action, Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, and Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, intended to free as many immigrant detainees as possible. (Image: Let My People Go Campaign) Views
This Passover, Let’s Free Them All
It is incumbent upon us to amplify the cries of imprisoned immigrants with our own voices.
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Rejecting 'Profoundly Disturbing' Logic That Criminalizes Empathy, Judge Reverses Convictions of Border Humanitarians
This is the second time in recent months that a federal judge has granted a faith-based defense raised by volunteers prosecuted for providing aid to migrants traveling through the dangerous Arizona desert.
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Who Will Protect My Right NOT to Pay for Your Child’s Religious Education? Views
Who Will Protect My Right NOT to Pay for Your Child’s Religious Education?
A case before the US Supreme Court this week, Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, has far-reaching implications.
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The current commander-in-chief could never have expanded America’s wars in the Greater Middle East (contra his campaign promises) or unilaterally drone-assassinated a foreign leader, without the militaristic foundations laid down for him by George W. Bush and Barack Obama. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Views
America's Global Chaos-Creating Death Machine
Mad policies for a mad world.
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The U.S. has killed untold numbers of civilians by unmanned aerial drones, bombing raids, cruise missile attacks, and special operations missions in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia—also in Syria and Yemen. (Photo: via EuroYankee) Views
Bishop Thomas Gumbleton Issues Call to Catholics: Let Us End Our Complicity in War
All Catholics should refuse to kill and should refuse cooperation with United States wars.
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Is Joseph saying that Trump, by the force of his magnetic personality, will send young people thronging back to the faith? (Photo: Creative Commons) Views
The Stupidest Op-Ed of 2019 Argues Trump Will Inspire a Religious Revival
Newsweek just published a piece that set a record for preposterous ideas, confidently but incoherently argued.
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CODEPINK delegation in the sukkot of the Yusef Abad synagogue. (Photo: CODEPINK) Views
The Fascinating History and Political Lives of Jews in Iran
As American Jews and non-Jews we should be outraged at how the Trump administration is endangering Iranian civil society and making their efforts for change much harder.
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A Nativity scene in the southern Califiornia city of Claremont depicting the Holy Family as a separated family held in cages at the U.S. border is sparking controversy and conversations over President Donald Trump's immigration policies. (Photo: Rev. Karen Clark Ristine/Facebook) Views
Would Refugee Baby Jesus Have Been Torn From Mary’s Arms by Trump?
These American, Christian politicians would not have admitted the holy family when they fled Herod the Great.
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