WASHINGTON (RNS) More than 100 religious leaders and activists were arrested Thursday (July 31) in a White House protest aimed at halting deportations and aiding immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. The direct action sponsored by Church World Service and Casa de Maryland, an immigration advocacy group, brought leaders from New England to Hawaii to […]
During the Cold War, there was a joke that circulated among Polish lovers of freedom: Party Boss: “How much is 2 + 2?” Worker: “How much would you like it to be?” This grim humor reminded all that oppressive state power often claimed to define truth itself. When the Solidarity Movement began to resist communist […]
Continuing a thread begun in “The Great Emergence” in 2008, “The Age of the Spirit” digs deeper into the complexities of the idea of a cyclical upending of culture, theology, and religious practice that seems to occur every 500 years or so.
Bishop Minerva Carcano and leaders from other faith communities from across the United States are standing outside the White House in an act of civil disobedience to protest the Obama administrations deportation practice.
“We believe this logo provides cohesive imagery for the event, yet affords a lot of flexibility for the various needs of the conference.” – Sara Hotchkiss
Sam Hodges reports for the UMNS regarding a new statement directed to the UMC Council of Bishops.
Most Americans say the waves of children crossing into the United States from Central America are refugees fleeing danger at home. And they say the United States should support these children while reviewing their cases, not deport them immediately.