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With each mass killing by domestic terrorists, we are quick to offer thoughts and prayers but slow to offer significant changes that could prevent such evil from spreading. We must all rise up to meet this crisis head on. […] Read More

From 16-year-old Greta Thunberg to Sir David Attenborough, people are calling for action on climate change. As Christians, we must join our voices with theirs to care for the planet and protect the vulnerable who are in harm’s way. […] Read More

A lot of bad information is out there about Islam. How can you separate the good from the bad? To reclaim the discourse about Islam in the church, these 3 pointers will help you find sources motivated by love, not fear or anger. […] Read More

Action and contemplation must be intertwined for Christians to effectively address issues facing our world. I was reminded of this when I had the opportunity to participate in the A Rocha Canada national staff retreat last week. It was inspiring to be introduced to a community of talented, young adults that cares for the planet. […] Read More

The story of Jesus in the house of Martha and Mary (Luke 10:38-42) is a short, but rich, narrative about two sides of Christian discipleship. You know the one – Martha banging pots, rattling dishes and cutlery, checking oven, swearing at the beeping microwave, piling everything in the dishwasher, trying to set a table while […] Read More

There are times when Christians feel forced to join in with a “cause” in the world. Most often we are presented with a claim for justice in this “cause.” We are told that to be silent amid this injustice is to already make a choice to join in with the sustaining of that injustice. And […] Read More

“I was in the middle of this burgeoning activist career – anti-nuclear cause – and I was really fretful and anxious about my capacity to save the world from itself.” What followed the Baptist minister’s anxiousness was a “Damascus Road” experience, described in a new Skype interview with EthicsDaily.com. Tyler Wigg-Stevenson, founding director of the […] Read More

Christian groups in America have a long history of political activism. The issues may change from one generation to the next, but the impulse to reform society seems a constant feature of faith. The issues Christians care about today run the full length of the political spectrum. Progressive Christians such as Jim Wallis of the […] Read More

Televangelist Pat Robertson on Sunday defended comments in his latest book that an “out-of-control” judiciary is the most serious threat to face American democracy in nearly 400 years of history. Interviewed May 1 on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Robertson, 75, said liberal judges out to dismantle Christian culture are more serious than Al […] Read More

Longtime Baptist peace activist Carman Sharp died Monday at a nursing home in Louisville, Ky. He was 87. As pastor of Louisville’s Deer Park Baptist Church from 1961 to 1984, Sharp was active in social causes in the community. He marched for open housing legislation in the 1960s. In 1970 he was instrumental in starting […] Read More