Day: May 1, 2014

Bishop Curry interviews NC pastor who filed federal suit

The Right Reverend Michael Curry, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, interviews the Reverend Nancy Petty, pastor of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, about the suit she and other religious and denominational leaders filed in federal court against North Carolina’s Amendment One, the law that prohibits all domestic legal unions except opposite-sex …

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Is it time to repeal the death penalty?

Sally Kohn argues that the botched execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma on Tuesday night should persuade Americans once and for all that the death penalty is immoral and unfair. Here is an excerpt of her column from Vanity Fair:

Israel and “apartheid”

The always perceptive Morgan Guyton offers a careful, compassionate take on the recent controversy that ensued when Secretary of State John Kerry said, to quote Guyton, “that unless a two-state solution can be brokered between Israel and Palestine, Israel will either end up with a democratic society without a Jewish majority or an apartheid state …

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An increasingly desperate situation in South Sudan

The situation in South Sudan continues to deteriorate, according to this report rom Gurtong, a Norwegian and Swiss-funded information service aimed at “removing all ethnic, political or personal obstacles on the way to unity, peace and mutual respect among South Sudanese.” Francis Apiliga Lagu writes: