Opinion

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Opium of the masses? Religion and 21st century socialism

There cannot be many socialist movements in the world today that are avowedly, militantly atheist. Those days are over.

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Passover begins Friday night: A rabbi’s poetic reflection on freedom

The eight-day Jewish festival of Passover begins Friday night in the Jewish year 5776. 

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Does freedom of religion not apply to Muslim Americans?

In the United States, freedom of religion is a constitutionally protected right provided in the religion clauses of the First Amendment.

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What is Hanukkah really all about?

There's no mystery in understanding why Jews, and perhaps most peoples, celebrate a holiday of light at the time of the winter solstice.

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Pope Francis offers the world a prophetic voice

We must not sacrifice people at the "altar of money" - the pope calls on us to amend our ways so we can meet the challenges of climate change, poverty, war, and division.

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For Rosh Hashanah: We resolve to do better in the year 5776

There is much our progressive movement can learn from the Jewish New Year. 

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Thank you Pope Francis for talking about climate change

Pope Francis has brought a voice into the discussion around climate change that is merging the voices of science, religion, and politics.

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Pope Francis offers a new vision for social and environmental justice

This fight in which we are engaged - to defeat the forces of greed -- must be won with power from average people leveraged by moral authority.

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Indiana "religious freedom" bill: bad for state and my family

"It appalls me that our legislators used my tax dollars to create, lobby for, and now defend a law that opens the door for discrimination against gays and lesbians."

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Walking with the poor

"The poor you have with you always." Jesus is said to have spoken these words, but he certainly didn't mean that his followers should aim to keep it that way.

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