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USAID can maximize help to Middle East religious minorities

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer The Trump administration will begin directing U.S. dollars away from ineffective UN relief projects to on-the ground projects run by faith-based and private organizations approved by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for persecuted religious minorities in the Middle East….

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TCA Statements on the Confirmation of Neil Gorsuch

“We applaud the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and hail it as a great day for our nation.  A sober and fair minded intellectual committed to the letter of the law and not to his own opinion, Judge Gorsuch is a…

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Opinion: ‘Ben-Hur’ will make you want to be a better person

These days it seems that most movies are made solely to push boundaries, appeal to the most vulgar tastes and glorify the basest impulses. Movies might be entertaining, but you won’t leave feeling elevated, and you might even feel ashamed you brought your teenagers to…

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Foust’s Smear of Comstock, and Motherhood, Was Ignored

Arguably the most underreported incident of the 2014 midterm races thus far was John Foust’s sexist smear of his fellow congressional candidate in Virginia’s 10th District, Barbara Comstock. Back in August, Foust said of his Republican opponent, “I don’t think she’s even had a real…

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Vatican could face flood of torture-related abuse lawsuits

VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican’s ambassador to U.N. agencies in Geneva sought to limit the Holy See’s legal responsibility for the abuse scandal, implying that the church’s jurisdiction did not extend to dioceses and churches around the world. Read more here.

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Christians should buy tickets to ‘Noah’

Christians may be tempted to skip or even object to the forthcoming movie Noah over controversies ginned up by those who have not seen the movie. But before you rush to join the Noah haters, consider the beautiful story of how the film came to…

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MLK Is Much Needed In This Utilitarian Age, To Remind Us We Are All Wanted

Last week I had the conversation about race I’ve come to expect with each of my young children around Martin Luther King Day. This time it was with my six year old daughter Lourdes. As we waited for her 8 year old brother to be…

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