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Ministers face moral quandary

Today’s Wall Street Journal has an article (“Moral Dilemma: When Weddings Are a Career Risk” — link will expire in about a week) that describes the delicate position of many California clergy whose state supreme court has ruled that same-sex marriages are lawful but whose churches say otherwise. The article focuses on Methodist minister Rev. […]

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Politics in Religious Perspective: Temptation, Tool, or Task.

Can American religion develop a realistic appreciation of politics on its own terms, as a task that neither threatens damnation nor promises salvation, but demands continuous, faithful engagement? Professor Robin Lovin — the Maguire Center’s Public Scholar for Fall 2008 — will discuss this on September 24, 2008. For more details, click here.

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Reporter Privilege: A Con Job or an Essential Element of Democracy?

Two widely divergent cases in recent months have given the public some idea as to what exactly reporter privilege is and whether it may or may not be important in guaranteeing the free flow of information in society. Whether it’s important or not depends on point of view, and, sometimes, one’s political perspective. The case […]