As a church that seeks to reach out to vulnerable and marginalized people, we must consider the environment we want to create for those struggling with gender identity.
Viewpoint: Catholics and Lutherans have made more progress in the last 50 years toward healing the wounds of our divisions than we have in the last five centuries.
The statement "An Appeal to the Catholic Church to Re-Commit to the Centrality of Gospel Nonviolence," calling for jettisoning just war, endangers the just peace it hopes to promote.
Viewpoint: On Sept. 11, 2001, no one could have foreseen the Middle East of 2016 or the future deaths and displacement of thousands of civilians.
Pope Francis' conscience model, emphasizing individual conscience, differs from his two predecessors and provides a faithful, merciful guide to Catholics, especially couples in irregular situations.
Viewpoint: The vision emerging from the Nonviolence and Just Peace conference is a new and bold commitment to Jesus' nonviolence.
Viewpoint: Give qualified laypersons real authority to lead faith communities. This could shift emphasis of pastoral leadership towards preaching the kingdom.
Viewpoint: Any politician who wants the support of the AFL-CIO must answer this question: Will you choose a world of scarcity or one of abundance?
Viewpoint: Our age of trumpery concerns a deeper cultural dynamic that reveals unwelcome truths about our own moral and spiritual malaise.
The "Brexit" referendum is tied up with issues of economics and immigration, and different ideas of what serves the nation best. But religion also motivates voters.