Christian Faith and America’s Goals

America's Goals are a community-based approach to a vibrant economy, opportunity for all, and a healthy natural environment. Each of the seven goals have specific targets and a set of specific Indicators. These targets and Indicators produce a Report Card which ranks every state on progress toward America’s Goals. Success ...
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Our Youth are Leading on Ending Gun Violence

The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are standing up and speaking out to end gun violence. They are standing up and speaking out for common sense gun legislation. They not only have every right to stand up and speak out, they are on the right side of history ...
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A Lenten Reflection: God’s Response to the Idolatry of Guns

The following was written by Susan Thistlethwaite after the October 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting. This paraphrase of Isaiah 58 continues to call us to both repentance and action: a perfect combination in this season of Lent in the church and this season of grief in our nation. - Reprinted from ...
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Bishops United Urges Assault Weapons Ban, Prayers of Lamentation

Bishops United Against Gun Violence have issued a Call to Action. Following is a reprint of the original statement. The heart of our nation has been broken yet again by another mass shooting at an American school. We offer our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those ...
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The President’s words on gun violence are not enough

Accept our repentance, Lord, for the wrongs we have done: for our blindness to human need and suffering, and our indifference to injustice and cruelty. These words are from the Litany of Penitence for Ash Wednesday (Book of Common Prayer, p. 266). They are words spoken in faith. Words have ...
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Reflections on Ash Wednesday and Lent

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. It is a time of self-examination and repentance, and to reflect on our mortality and God's saving grace. Earlier Christians observed this is a time of preparation for Holy Baptism. It was also a time when those with “notorious sins” – who had ...
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Budgets are Moral Documents

Budgets are moral documents because they reflect our values. How we spend our money says something about us, whether we like it or not. The federal government's budget is no different. Where the nation chooses to spend our tax dollars indicates where the collective national values are. Or, to be ...
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The Bible and The Wealth of Nations in Context

I have been an Episcopal priest for nearly fifteen years and an economist more than twenty years. As a student and practitioner of both theology and economics it is shocking how both the Christian faith and the economics profession are implicated in largely misreading, or misrepresenting, our respective 'sacred' texts ...
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Indiana Legislature’s Predatory Lending Bill

I was listening to WFYI last week and heard a story which had me questioning if I heard the figures correctly. I checked the article at WFYI's website and confirmed what I had heard to be true. It was both shocking and, sadly, at the same time, not all that ...
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