Charles Johnson, founder and executive director of Pastors for Children, talks about public education as a public trust.
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“See a Person Dying Live On Your Computer,” the Web promotion read. An estimated 20,000 people logged onto the Web site to see a man dying–live, as advertised–on March 27. What viewers saw was an image of magician Jim Callahan simply sitting there. From time to time, he would display a sign reading, “Follow the […]Read More
While opposing political camps are making last-minute plans to influence the outcome of the Mississippi state flag referendum on April 17, the Mississippi Baptist Convention has decided not to take a formal stand in the ongoing debate. Voters will choose between the current standard, which features the controversial Confederate emblem in the upper-left corner, and […]Read More
Facing the religious right’s unprecedented political power, religious progressives formed a new organization last week called the Progressive Religious Partnership (PRP). The coalition’s goal is to amplify the religious left’s voice in the national discourse about morality and politics. America “has been experiencing a devastating famine for the past three decades: we have experienced a […]Read More
The majority of Americans still believes in God or a “universal spirit,” reflecting consistency in the country’s religious beliefs, according to the latest Gallup Index of Leading Religious Indicators. With a combination of eight key religious beliefs and practices, the index accurately monitors the strength of organized religion in America, but weakly assesses the depth […]Read More
Martin Luther King Jr. is center stage again, this time in a commercial for a communications network company. Alcatel Americas paid the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change an undisclosed sum for the rights to use King’s “I Have a Dream” speech in a TV and print advertising campaign. In the TV […]Read More