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A Note on John Piper and Guns

January 19, 2016

Baptist Pastor John Piper causes a theological firestorm with unusually pacifist commentary on Christians and firearms.

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One Can Be Pro-Life and ‘Pro-Gun’

January 6, 2016

There is little tension between being Pro-Life and defending the Second Amendment, argues Derryck Green.

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Does “Pro-Life” Equal Gun-Control?

October 16, 2015

The Pro-life movement has come under fire for its alleged inconsistency in not calling for gun control.


National Cathedral Dean Exits Amid Struggles

August 20, 2015

During Dean Gary Hall’s tenure, the cathedral began charging an admission fee for visitors and announced it was available to rent for corporate events.

Episcopal Diocese of Washington Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde recites prayers at the
first Way of the Cross station March 25 in Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. Diocese of Connecticut Bishop Suffragan James Curry, left, and Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas
listen. (Photo Credit: Mary Frances Schjonberg/ENS)

Episcopalians Chime in against Redskins, Guns

November 8, 2014

The Vikings were not the only Minnesota-originating opposition piling on the Washington Redskins last weekend.


The Good Samaritan (Is a Lobbyist)

August 30, 2014

Given my personal experience with traumatizing violence, I find PCUSA’s response to Ferguson particularly shameful. Instead of confronting the more difficult problem of our society’s apathy to violence, the PCUSA has decided to lobby Congress…

The stage at Ecumenical Advocacy Day's 2014 National Gathering. Behind the podium are "peace cranes," origami cranes meant to represent the gathering's wish for peace. (Photo credit: Alexander Griswold)

Religious Left Lobbies Congress on Gun Control, Pacifism

March 28, 2014

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…

A panel of experts speaks in defense of the Arms Trade Treaty in Dirksen Senate Office Building on November 7, 2013. From left to right, Daryl Kimball of the Arms Control Association, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), Paul O’Brien of Oxfam America, Rachel Stohl of The Stimson Center, and Galen Carey of the National Association of Evangelicals. (Photo credit: Alexander Griswold)

NAE Continues Push for Arms Trade Treaty

November 15, 2013

In a Senate panel last weekend and in its public statements, the National Association of Evangelicals continues to push for US ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty, a treaty strongly opposed by every Second Amendments rights organization.

Sojourners’ Jim Wallis Ponders Immigration, Guns at Washington National Cathedral

April 30, 2013

By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) Immigration reform legislation will pass Congress by the August recess, predicted Sojourners CEO and President Jim Wallis in an April 28 interview. Wallis sat down with Washington National Cathedral Dean…

Katharine Jefferts Schori’s Cosmic Earth Day

April 25, 2013

By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) Salvation is a cosmic act about all creation “not simply a few human beings,” according to the Episcopal Church’s top bishop. Speaking April 21 at the Washington National Cathedral, Presiding…

“Ending” Gun Violence and the Limits of Politics

April 22, 2013

By Mark Tooley @markdtooley An official with United Methodism’s Capitol Hill lobby office has pronounced he was “devastated” by last week’s defeat of gun control measures in the U.S. Senate. He angrily declared: “Shame…

Faith Leaders Take the Easy Road on Gun Control

March 29, 2013

By Luke Moon (twitter @lukemoon1) In 1992, I was serving as a missionary in Peru when I got word that my best friend, Shane, had killed himself.  Friends told me he had been acting…