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Governance

Power dynamics exist throughout society, even within our churches. How do you use the power you have? How do you assess the character and fitness of those holding positions of power in society? Esther has some answers for us. […] Read More

In Germany, religious communities have the right to impose church taxes on their registered members. The virtually uncontroversial system provides a stable financial basis even in times of declining church membership. […] Read More

How we treat children – any child – reveals the moral conscience of our culture. When we separate children from their parents, place them in cages, imprison them at military bases and withhold services, we have lost our souls. […] Read More

Half of U.S. adults believe fake news and information “is a very big problem in the country today,” reports said, ranking fifth on a list of 11 issues, including drug addiction and affordable health care. […] Read More

Funding for K-12 schools in the U.S. has increased in recent years, however, in 24 states, it still remains below levels before the “Great Recession,” a report says. […] Read More

Some folks may prefer otherwise, but the ability to follow the rules isn’t the defining factor for being welcomed into God’s kingdom because following the law can’t make a person acceptable before God. […] Read More

Forcibly separating families unnecessarily – especially as a deterrent to cause fear among would-be immigrant families – is cruel. U.S. churches must stand against this crime against humanity. […] Read More

Requiring immigrants to learn the English language as a condition of citizenship is a contemporary form of jingoism, which provides the opportunity for discriminatory acts toward a group of people along linguistic and racial lines. […] Read More

U.S. households eligible to receive SNAP benefits will receive their February disbursement ahead of schedule in late January. However, low-income families will need to submit new applications sooner too. […] Read More

In our current political era, the immigration debate has become maddeningly difficult. Immigration hardliners oversimplify the issue, but following God’s will and practicing The Golden Rule take precedence over flawed laws. […] Read More