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Ancestors of Faith: Apostle Paul and Other Travelers

Ancestors of Faith: Apostle Paul and Other Travelers

July 15, 2015

When it comes to the story of how early Christianity was formed, two people may spring to mind. According to the author of the Acts of the Apostles, Paul and Peter were the primary forces in the movement—literally the movers, if not shakers—of early Christianity!

Forgiveness as First Step in Reconciliation

Forgiveness as First Step in Reconciliation

June 26, 2015

Following the sentencing of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Professor Francis X. Clooney, S.J., writes that the act of forgiving is deeply rooted in some religious traditions.

Ahmed Ragab

Pope Francis's Message on the Environment, Poverty, and Power

June 22, 2015

Pope Francis's much-anticipated encyclical on the environment, issued June 18, was received with both relief and concern, as it raised important questions to all of us—Christian or not, Catholic or otherwise.

Francis's 184-page document (PDF) had several purposes. First, it was meant to legitimize the Church's worldwide role in relation to climate change and other environmental problems. It presented itself as an appeal to humanity issued by one of its most respected and Read more about Pope Francis's Message on the Environment, Poverty, and Power

An American Ritual of Blood

An American Ritual of Blood

June 19, 2015

Professor Jonathan L. Walton writes an insightful editorial for the Huffington Post following the tragic shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

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