Catholics and evangelicals are asking Obama to defend religious liberty in the United States as he has defended it in other countries.
Raising the minimum wage would help an estimated 16.5 million workers, but could also cause 500,000 people to lose their jobs.
Morning Briefing: More news about the family synod; Ukraine has its bloodiest day of violence since the riots started; Church of England offers prayers for same-sex marriage.
A decade later, the Darfur crisis is far from over, despite attempts by the Sudanese government to minimize what has happened.
Because it's difficult to legally buy a gun in Mexico, "illicit firearms are responsible for all the gun deaths. And it is the U.S. ... making this gun trafficking possible."
Forget about the roses and chocolates this weekend. Instead, “make God your Valentine” urges the Rev. Sally Bingham, an Episcopal priest and president/founder of Interfaith Power and Light, based in San Francisco.
In a Feb. 2 homily, Bingham asks people to move beyond their personal selves for the three days, and flip the meaning of a commercially driven holiday filled with lacy greeting cards, posies and sweets by “doing something to restore our fragile island home.”
Caught in the middle of the marijuana debate are religious leaders torn over how to uphold traditional understandings of sin amid a changing tide of public opinion.
Peace activists on the East and West coasts were on trial this week for their opposition to the U.S. drone program, reports blogger David Swanson over at warisacrime.org.
President Barack Obama and the administrator of the principal overseas U.S. aid agency urged people at the National Prayer Breakfast to turn their prayers and good works beyond the U.S. borders.
Speaking to the annual gathering Thursday, Rajiv Shah, keynote speaker and administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, challenged the audience of about 3,500 people from around the world to "an overarching purpose worthy of this room that has come together to follow the teachings of Jesus: Let us work together to end extreme poverty in our lifetime."
Passed by the U.S. Senate, the five-year comprehensive farm bill will "make a positive difference" for rural economies and the nation at large.