Recently Pope Francis’ poll numbers have gone down a bit. Most everyone knows that he has been saying quite challenging things since he was elected bishop of Rome. Reading the texts first of his exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, and now his encyclical, Laudato Si’, I see something to challenge almost everyone. I include myself as one who has been challenged, for example, to live more simply, among other things.
The church provides two gifts to the conversation on race. Mark Galli/ July 22, 2015 The avalanche of stories of police mistreating African Americans—from pulling them over for “driving while black” to shooting unarmed teenagers—has … [Continue reading]
Several candidates address the issue in newly released videos JULY 21, 2015 Presbyterian News Service RICK JONES LOUISVILLE Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) leaders are urging presidential candidates to make poverty a priority in their upcoming … [Continue reading]
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, The hard but undeniable fact of deeply embedded racism in American society has come to the fore in painful ways this past year through high-profile occurrences of racial discrimination, hatred and … [Continue reading]
An ecumenical ministry in rural Washington state helps Latin American immigrants, migrant workers, gang members, addicts, jail inmates and people who have been incarcerated become leaders in their own community. Tuesday, July 14, … [Continue reading]