Could the Golden Rule sway some vaccine skeptics? A new poll points to yes | Thursday Coffee
Hesitancy is down, according to a new poll. But significant barriers still remain.
Americans are deserting the pews. How one simple step could reverse it | John A. Tures
Isn’t it true that you miss 100 percent of the fish you don’t cast your line out for?
With debate over communion: Yet another reason for the Catholic church to lose members | Dick Polman
The church opposes the death penalty on principle, but has never sought to deny communion to Catholic politicians who support it.
America won’t find God. But we might find something else | Bruce Ledewitz
We can’t and won’t all find God. But we can reconnect with each other within a beneficent universe.
Why Easter is called Easter, and other little-known facts about the holiday | Analysis
Since the days following the winter solstice gradually become longer and less dark, it was ideal symbolism for the birth of “the light of the world” as stated in the New Testament’s Gospel of John.
Leaders in Philly, nationwide honor Black Muslims during virtual town hall
Organizers said the event was an effort to celebrate the history of Black American Muslims, with an added focus on current social justice efforts and issues.
How self-proclaimed ‘prophets’ from a growing Christian movement provided religious motivation for the Capitol rioters | Analysis
White evangelical leaders have provided religious justification and undying support for Trump’s presidency, including his most racially incendiary rhetoric and policies.
Praise the Lord and pass the pipe bombs: The deadly intersection of Trumpism and religion | Opinion
When I saw those “patriots” break through barricades in D.C. and storm the Capitol, I got it. They were like my parents, who would never storm the Capitol but haven’t lost faith.
‘Stop the flood’: Faith leaders, advocates tell lawmakers to save thousands facing eviction | Monday Morning Coffee
The $908B federal stimulus bill extended an eviction moratorium until Jan. 31. Advocates want the state to step in.
Hanukkah’s true meaning is about Jewish survival | Opinion
While critics sometimes identify Christmas as promoting the prevalence in America today of what one might refer to as Hanukkah kitsch, this assessment misses the social and theological significance of Hanukkah within Judaism itself.
We say America is a ‘Christian nation.’ Here’s what that would look like if we really meant it | Opinion
There is more than enough to provide food, housing, healthcare, education, and so many other essentials for everyone to live with dignity if we are willing to share — and willing to work to create the political will to make it happen.
The one religious question that Amy Coney Barrett shouldn’t have to answer | Bruce Ledewitz
Barrett should not be criticized concerning her religious and moral commitments. She should be criticized over her lack of concern for justice.