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Human Rights

Anti-Semitism cannot be condoned no matter when or by whom it is expressed, but neither can charges of anti-Semitism be used as a means to stifle legitimate criticism of the nation of Israel. […] Read More

With some exceptions, most Christians are silent about persecution against Muslims. What a testimony it would be if the loudest voices calling for the just, humane treatment of Muslims were Christian voices. […] Read More

Often missing from a Christian discourse on religious persecution is recognition of an injustice undermining millions of lives today: the persecution of Muslims. Here are three cases of ongoing persecution. […] Read More

I Am a Feminist

For Christians who read and take the Scriptures seriously, a feminist theology emerges out of God’s sincere desire for justice and reconciliation. Here are 5 guiding principles for churches. […] Read More

Even though social safety nets have been shown to reduce poverty and inequality, only 35 percent of the world’s children have such protections available to them, a new report says. […] Read More

When women, who represent more than half of the people in our churches, are educated, empowered and treated as equals, the church as a whole can prosper at significant rates. It’s all because of the other F word. […] Read More

One might expect that religions adequately address or provide ameliorative strategies to reduce or eliminate poverty, but that’s not always the case. Here’s an overview of how several great religions view poverty. […] Read More

Although many conservative white evangelicals decry social justice, using terms like “social justice warrior” as a pejorative, it’s impossible to separate it from the Kingdom of God. Let’s explore what the Bible means by justice. […] 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

Fred Korematsu, born 100 years ago today, is increasingly becoming recognized as the civil rights hero he was. In 1942, he challenged the internment of 117,000 ethnic Japanese people, the majority of whom were U.S. citizens. […] Read More