Archive: January 21, 2007 - January 27, 2007
If I were making the rules, anyone who ran for public office would have to spend a week living on the streets with the homeless and a month living on a welfare budget.
By Starhawk | January 26, 2007; 4:20 PM ET | Comments (60)
Politicians face a difficult dilemma: How do you make a full disclosure of one’s deepest convictions without “using” your religion to win support?
By Charles "Chuck" Colson | January 26, 2007; 9:18 AM ET | Comments (46)
When politicians cloak themselves in inappropriate religious language, differences of opinion are rejected as expressions of evil.
By Welton Gaddy | January 26, 2007; 8:45 AM ET | Comments (44)
Something that must be taken by faith alone does not allow itself to be tested in the free marketplace of ideas, a quality essential for democracy to work.
By David Saperstein | January 26, 2007; 7:18 AM ET | Comments (28)
Politicians should tell electorate where they stand religiously, especially on issues of conscience where they might vote according to their faith.
By Julia Neuberger | January 25, 2007; 4:06 PM ET | Comments (29)
President Bush's decline in popularity began when he tried to make a political cause of conservative Christian end-of-life issues in the Terri Schiavo case.
By John Shelby Spong | January 25, 2007; 2:58 PM ET | Comments (11)
The American public is uncomfortable when politicians talk about their personal religious beliefs in a way that sounds like advocacy.
By Michael Otterson | January 25, 2007; 7:50 AM ET | Comments (207)
It might be helpful in the forthcoming presidential campaign to frame questions about key issues by reference to each candidate’s denominational loyalty.
By Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo | January 25, 2007; 7:08 AM ET | Comments (30)
Americans are sensitive these days, given the misuse of religion and religious rhetoric by some in the current Administration and in Congress.
By John Bryson Chane | January 25, 2007; 6:30 AM ET | Comments (190)
Any Democratic candidate today must challenge the right-wing assertion that respect for secular government means disrespect for religion.
By Susan Jacoby | January 24, 2007; 9:19 AM ET | Comments (75)
Expressing one's personal religious faith should not be done just to garner votes.
By Gardner Calvin Taylor | January 24, 2007; 9:09 AM ET | Comments (21)
Let’s not tempt people to hypocritical statements of faith just to satisfy a superficial test of “character.”
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | January 24, 2007; 8:45 AM ET | Comments (25)
Political and spiritual kingdoms require different kinds of leadership.
By Cal Thomas | January 24, 2007; 8:01 AM ET | Comments (20)
My wife was dismayed that the other women were focused on what to call their spouses in public conversation.
By James Anderson | January 23, 2007; 9:50 AM ET | Comments (36)
Things are getting better in some religions but the list of atrocities and discriminations against women is still appalling.
By Sally Quinn | January 23, 2007; 8:50 AM ET | Comments (344)
Some early cultures in Western civilization became less egalitarian when they grew more focused on war.
By Starhawk | January 23, 2007; 6:13 AM ET | Comments (23)
The net effect of religion (especially in the Abrahamic tradition) has been to demonize female sexuality and portray women as morally and intellectually inferior to men.
By Sam Harris | January 22, 2007; 9:10 AM ET | Comments (1645)
Providing inspiration to contemporary women, past heroines, saints, mystics, social activists are making up for lost time.
By Martin Marty | January 22, 2007; 8:15 AM ET | Comments (17)
For me, the worst slights came from within the church, not from the outside.
By Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon | January 22, 2007; 7:45 AM ET | Comments (20)
To a woman came the privilege of being first to see the first resurrected Being.
By Michael Otterson | January 22, 2007; 7:13 AM ET | Comments (572)
For many women in ministry, the expection that they be a dutiful daughter of the patriarch ransoms their ability to speak truth to power.
By Lauren Artress | January 21, 2007; 12:07 PM ET | Comments (23)
Jews and Protestants today look back in astonishment that only two decades ago we questioned the fairness and value of ordaining female clergy.
By David Saperstein | January 21, 2007; 11:15 AM ET | Comments (19)
Chasm exists between Scripture's teachings on women and how many Christians act toward them.
By Welton Gaddy | January 21, 2007; 10:29 AM ET | Comments (11)