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Christians are called to stand up – in words and actions – against the climate of rage and hatred fostered by the president's racialized rhetoric. Read more

Views from a Ridge 6 Comments

A sociologist and a criminologist take another look at security at houses of worship following the shooting at Chabad Poway synagogue in San Diego, Calif. Read more

, Disasters and Climate Change

A space where students had painted a mural honoring victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting was defaced with a swastika painted over a Star of David. Read more

Advocating Justice

Christians are being called to lives of resurrection and hope in the midst of the world's chaos, writes the Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, Church and Society top executive. Read more


The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant finds it harder to claim his Christian identity when it seems that the core of Christian faith is being twisted and misappropriated. Read more


Christian leaders do an injustice to their communities when they feed the lack of realism that suggests that people are “basically good” when confronted with the kind of evil that killed 11 Jews at worship, writes the Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt. Read more

Practicing Faith 1 Comments

Pittsburgh Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi urges United Methodists to tend first to those harmed emotionally by the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, and then to work toward reducing violence. Read more

Global Health

Agonized over the false Christianity behind the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas will no longer wear a cross. Read more

In the wake of a series of horrendous events, the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant finds hope and sustenance in the words of the prophet Isaiah. Read more

Practicing Faith

In the wake of the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue, Cynthia B. Astle reflects on the many ways her life has entwined with Jewish friends. Read more

Views from a Ridge

The attack on Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh was not only an attack on Jews. It was not only an attack on Judaism. It was an attack on all that we hold sacred, writes Jeffrey Salkin of Religion News Service. Read more

Conspiracy theories focused on Jews aren't merely distasteful, they're sinful and must be resisted at every turn, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. Read more


The Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, descendent of two noteworthy American families, lays out the stark political, social and religious choice before the United States in today's atmosphere of fear and hatred. Read more

Perspectives 1 Comments