|4 Ways to Keep Your Political Speech Civil|
By: Taylor Sandlin
The problems our country and this world face are multifaceted. We need healthy discussion about solutions. For this to happen, the focus of our conversations must be on policies and not people. Read More ...
|Mideast Conflict: Would Moderates Please Step Forward?|
By: William L. Sachs, Imad Damaj and Joshua Ralston
The new divide between moderates and extremists raises familiar and nagging questions: What can the moderate majority in every religion do to combat extremism? When and how will moderates stand up? Read More ...
William L. Sachs, Imad Damaj and Joshua Ralston
|As Elections Near, Beware Dog-Whistle Politics|
By: Colin Harris
Politicians who want to avoid sounding extreme often use coded messages to appeal to prejudice and fear. In recent years, people of faith have been the target of these dog-whistle appeals. Read More ...
|Churches Divest from Companies Feeding Violence|
By: Vinoth Ramachandra
If the U.S. and its European allies can't be pressured to defend Palestinian civilians, to whom should we turn? Some churches have divested from Western businesses that supply Israel's military machine. Read More ...
|The Great War—A Tragedy Supported by Many Churches|
By: Leroy Seat
Many Christians supported World War I, which began 100 years ago today, finding it easy to use "fundamental tenets of the faith as warrants to justify war and mass destruction," a new book says. Read More ...
|When the Syrian Refugee Crisis Becomes Personal|
By: Arthur Brown
Three Syrians become refugees every minute. Eight Syrian children flee their homes every two minutes. The cold statistics may not move us, but a smartphone alert changed all of that. Read More ...
|ISIS: Storm in a Teacup or Real Threat?|
By: Ayman Ibrahim
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, known as ISIS, wants to restore the earliest days of Islam by re-establishing Islamic rule. Underestimating the Sunni Muslim extremist and militant group is not wise. Read More ...
|Does Microfinance Industry Need a Reality Check?|
By: Hugh Sinclair
Some microfinance is good, effective and ethical, but the argument over whether microfinance works or not is a red herring. The key question is whether this is the wisest use of scarce capital. Read More ...
|Syrian Refugee Families Facing Brutal Winter|
By: Suzie Schenkel
Syrian refugee families face another season of relentless rain and freezing temps. The Lebanese Society for Education and Social Development is providing blankets, mattresses and stoves to help. Read More ...
|Sarajevo's Peace Conference Falls 100 Years After WWI|
By: Massimo Aprile
One hundred years after the start of World War I, religious and peace groups from more than 60 nations met to share memories and make concrete peace proposals for the future. Read More ...
|South Sudan Needs Leaders Who Embrace Benevolence|
By: Martin Brooks
Rampant tribalism and greed have demolished South Sudan. A proposed transitional government may help, but violence and retribution will likely continue until those with power embrace benevolence. Read More ...