The Compelling Call of FBOs to Love Refugees

The Compelling Call of FBOs to Love Refugees

Chelsea Langston Bombino, March 17, 2017 The capacity to live out a divine calling on one’s life, as an individual or as an organization, is…

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Faith-Based Organizations Vital in Addressing Systemic Issues of Homelessness in DC

Faith-Based Organizations Vital in Addressing Systemic Issues of Homelessness in DC

Sacred Sector Spotlight: Community Stories, Broad Impact In this current political and cultural moment, an important discussion is taking place about the need to strengthen…

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A Final Conversation with Steve Monsma: On Why Protecting Communities is Essential to Protecting Individual Rights

A Final Conversation with Steve Monsma: On Why Protecting Communities is Essential to Protecting Individual Rights

Chelsea Langston Bombino, February 24 2017 Dr. Stephen Monsma’s vision for living together across difference in modern American society is particularly resonant for the current…

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Earthly Speaking, A Great Loss for Religious Freedom

Earthly Speaking, A Great Loss for Religious Freedom

Stanley Carlson-Thies, February 24 2017 On February 18, 2017, Stephen V. Monsma, age 80, was taken from this life and entered the next and better…

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Sacred Commons: Building Both Physical and Spiritual Infrastructure in America

Sacred Commons: Building Both Physical and Spiritual Infrastructure in America

Chelsea Langston Bombino, February 3, 2017 Last week, President Trump signed executive orders that would advance construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. In some ways,…

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 How the Faith-Based Initiative Can Help the New Administration Reach Marginalized Communities

How the Faith-Based Initiative Can Help the New Administration Reach Marginalized Communities

Stanley Carlson-Thies and Chelsea Langston, February 3, 2017 President Obama made clear on the campaign trail in 2008 that if elected, he would continue the…

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The Connection Between Religious Freedom and Immigration Policy – The Potential Impact of President Trump’s EOs on Religious “Sanctuary” Organizations

The Connection Between Religious Freedom and Immigration Policy – The Potential Impact of President Trump’s EOs on Religious “Sanctuary” Organizations

Chelsea Langston Bombino, February 2, 2017 Central to the core beliefs of many religions is the call to serve the stranger and to advocate for…

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Let’s Not Trump Religious Freedom for All

Let’s Not Trump Religious Freedom for All

Chelsea Langston Bombino, January 19, 2017 In recent months, religious freedom For many, religious freedom has become simply a proxy for bigotry. Whether accurate or…

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Federal Judge Says to the Federal Government: Federal Regulation Suppressing Religious Diversity of Health Providers Is Illegal

Federal Judge Says to the Federal Government: Federal Regulation Suppressing Religious Diversity of Health Providers Is Illegal

Stanley Carlson-Thies, January 19, 2017  On the last day of 2016, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction telling the federal government it…

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Religious Freedom as a Social Good: Why White Evangelicals Alone Are Not Enough

Religious Freedom as a Social Good: Why White Evangelicals Alone Are Not Enough

Chelsea Langston Bombino,  January 19, 2017 Should we give up on the language of “religious freedom” and find new ways of talking about, and advocating…

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