More than a quarter of Americans and nearly half of senior Protestant pastors say the Islamic State terrorist group offers a true representation of Islamic society, according to a pair of new surveys by LifeWay Research.
Grace on the Margins: In her 26 years of life, Kayla Mueller was able to grasp a deeper understanding of God than most people do during their lifetimes.
We say: Soon, we will see either a plan to keep nuclear weapons out of Iran's arsenal or a newly isolated Iran again racing to develop nuclear weapons.
We say: The use of torture and its promotion by U.S. government personnel is an indelible stain upon the nation's conscience. It will not wash off.
Will the Obama administration go a step further and acquiesce to Republican demands, which some say amount to an attempt to rewrite and erase history?
U.S. military expertise and resources are crucial in defeating the Islamic State, Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil, Iraq said.
NCR Today: Francis needs to speak about the plight of the poor, both domestically and worldwide, immigration issues, and climate change.
NCR Today: At the National Prayer Breakfast, Obama was highly critical of terrorism committed in the name of Islam, and rightly so.
"We see faith driving us to do right, But we also see faith being twisted and distorted, used as a wedge -- or worse, sometimes used as a weapon."
In her confirmation hearing, Loretta Lynch, the nominee for attorney general, stated mater-of-factly that waterboarding is torture. Some of the senators on the Judiciary Committee holding the hearing disagree with her, but they gave her no argument. They asked where she stood, and she said waterboarding is torture.