Post image for MLK preaches peace on Christmas

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. first delivered A Christmas Sermon on Peace on Christmas eve 1967, a few months before his violent death. As relevant now as it was 43 years ago, here are excerpts from the simple yet profoundly moving address. This Christmas season finds us a rather bewildered human race. We have neither […]


Post image for The personal side of Israeli/Palestinian conflict

There is no better example of the toxicity of mixing religious fundamentalism with politics than that of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. The Jewish deity bestowed control of this particular piece of land unto his people, so says a collection of books called the Bible. Israelis are making sure God’s will is carried out by evicting all […]


Post image for Election 2012 is over. Now Relax

Election day is over. Our president gets four more years. More people are allowed to get married. More people are legally allowed to use pot. Half the country is gloating, while the other half is pouting. The vitriol and hate that fueled this season’s election didn’t end on voting day, but was fanned by the […]


Post image for Religion wisdom of America’s founding fathers

The following is a guest post by Nicholas Rathod. In recent years, we have been told by a variety of conservatives that America’s founding fathers established the country under Christian doctrine—that we are a “Christian nation” and should operate accordingly. This notion—that our country’s roots are explicitly Christian—is both foolish and wrong, for it devalues […]

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Post image for Why the religious right should support marriage equality

My religious right friends, listen up. On November 6th, Maine, Maryland, and Washington state will vote on legislation to allow marriage equality for all committed couples. Progressive religious voices and civil rights groups are working hard to help achieve this human right, moving us closer to our nation’s promise of equality and justice for all. […]

The War of Two Islams

by Todd Hebert

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Shiites and Sunnis have been separate entities within the religion of Islam for about 1400 years. Extremist Shiites and Sunnis have been in bloody conflict for the last several. Yet, there is still much confusion differentiating the two groups, especially among the west. Here is a brief primer: What caused the original rift? When Islam’s […]