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Gay Rights and Religious Rites: The State of the Debate, 2011

As the state legislature of New York voted to legalize gay marriage, a 13-member Methodist tribunal in Wisconsin found the Rev. Amy DeLong guilty of presiding over a same-sex union... read more >


The Federal Government’s Marriage Education Initiative

Just over 50 percent of first marriages end in divorce. Starting with a 2006 Bush-era initiative, the federal government has spent more than a half-billion dollars on marriage education programs,... read more >


French Secularism, Christian History and Modern Islam

In France, separation of church and state means the state must control religion, because French history has dramatic episodes of religion-inspired war between Protestants and Catholics, and most French citizens... read more >


Killing Bin Laden: Examining the Ethics of the Operation

In the week after the killing of Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama laid a wreath at Ground Zero and expressed his hope that bin Laden’s death would bring a... read more >


Building Hope by Rescuing Homes

About 250,000 homes are destroyed every year in the United States. By rescuing houses scheduled for demolition, former marketing and advertising CEO Nancy Murray and her nonprofit group are creating... read more >


When Force is a Moral Necessity: The Failure in Rwanda and the Challenge of Libya

In his book Shake Hands With the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda, retired Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire, who headed the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Rwanda in 1993-94, recounted... read more >


Reassessing the Libyan Intervention

The White House is under increasing congressional pressure to explain why the U.S. became involved in Libya and why we should continue to intervene. Gerard Powers, director of Catholic Peacebuilding... read more >


Tibetan Buddhists and Native Americans Find Common Ground in Montana

Tibetan lama Tulku Sang-Ngag Rinpoche has placed a 24-foot-tall Buddhist statue of Yum Chenmo, the Great Mother of Wisdom and Compassion, on a Montana Native American reservation as part of... read more >


Resources for Outreach and Community Ministry

In light of the increasing body of research showing that congregations must reach into their communities to have vibrant futures, the Indianapolis Center for Congregations invited Eric Swanson to discuss... read more >


Muslims Combating Extremism

U.S. Muslims are engaged in an effort to combat extremism within their own communities, especially among their young people. In a 2010 Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly video report, reporter Kim... read more >





Holy Week Inspiration

In a few weeks, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus...

Encouraging Youth Away From Marijuana

   The legislative wars over marijuana are mostly trending in favor of those who support legalization. More...

Leadership La Porte County Hosts its 2nd Annual “Volunteer Expo” on April 19

Leadership La Porte County, Inc. was formed in 1984, with support from the Lilly Foundation, to encourage engaged...

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