The Swinging Pendulum in American Religion
She may be a New Age Guru, But There’s Nothing “Woo woo” about Her Politics
Collaborating to End Poverty and Conflict
Sub-Themes at World Assembly
Costa Rica Partners with RFP for Nuclear Disarmament
An Interview with Fr. John Pawlikowski
Finally, Goodness Affirmed
Ignoring the Transgendered
Multifaith Action Paves the Way
Marianne Williamson – A Profile
The intersection of citizenship and immigration is finally coming to the fore in national conversations. President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union message forcefully addressed immigration. On its heels came the Group of Six’s immigration reform bill. Pieces in The New York Times and The Nation, respectively on immigration and workers’ rights and deportation and detention halts, stand out as worthy markers.
In what could go down as one of its most notable reckonings of the era, the Supreme Court heard arguments next week in two major gay marriage cases. As the advocates and justices prepare to spar over California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act, important constitutional principles had a much-needed day in the sun.
Disagreement seems to be the norm in politics these days. From what to do about the fiscal cliff and the right way to balance budgets to foreign policy decisions and health care, consensus is nowhere to be found. Compromise is a teeth-grinding, inch-by-inch process.