There’s a scene in Miss Congeniality, the 2000 romantic comedy about an undercover FBI agent pretending to be beauty pageant contestant, where the contestants are asked the most important thing our society needs. One by one, the ditzy supermodels come up to the microphone and say the same thing, “World peace!” But when the FBI agent […]
As the United States Congress mulls over President Barack Obama’s request for authorization of military action against Syria, many Christian voices have come out strongly against a U.S. military strike. Mainline Protestant denominations such as the United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, and the Presbyterian Church USA, are asking members to contact their representatives in opposition to military action.
Really? 2012? “The Spectator” of Great Britain argued so a couple weeks ago. “It may not feel like it, but 2012 has been the greatest year in the history of the world,” an editorial insisted. “Never has there been less hunger, less disease or more prosperity. The West remains in the economic doldrums, but […]
On November 8-11, liberals from across the southeast retreated to United Methodism’s Lake Junaluska Center for the 2012 Peace Conference. Though United Methodists comprised the majority of attendants, spokespeople from a wide array of faith traditions provided the coveted interfaith flavor. A civil rights legend and a Nobel Peace prize winner added a historic […]
This is the first of two articles about the 2010 Churches for Middle East Peace advocacy conference. To read about the panel discussions, please click here. Addressing Churches for Middle East Peace, an advocacy group known for criticisms of Israel, former United Church of Christ President John Thomas blisteringly attacked the U.S. and Israel for […]
The following article originally appeared on the FrontPage Magazine website, and is reproduced with permission. Officials of the declining 4.9 million Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) have revealed what God’s priorities are in the U.S. presidential campaign. And remarkably, the divine priorities was very akin to the Democratic Party’s priorities, if not further to […]
The Rev. Bob Edgar, former General Secretary of the National Council of Churches and CEO of the political advocacy group Common Cause, delivered three separate presentations on the subjects of peace, poverty and the environment during the annual “Keep Making Peace” seminar at Central United Methodist Church in Lansing, Michigan. The April 12 event was jointly sponsored […]