The most and least educated among U.S. religions

If you run your finger down the list, there’s my beloved “Churches of Christ,” with just 18 percent with a college degree. This is astounding to me. There was a lot of talk about college in my youth group. We were all going, period. I think I always assumed that was the attitude at all …

A Boy Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly and he just may be gay

And that’s OK, because the Boy Scouts of America just caught up with the times and decided that Scout leaders can be gay and still be great role models and great Scout leaders. And here come the lawsuits from certain faith groups bent on being medieval about this stuff. And here is the BSA’s law …

Working together overcomes hate

This is an interesting Relevant article about faith groups coming together to overcome a common challenge — say, ebola. What if we approached homelessness the same way? What if faith groups put aside their beefs and their gigantic egos (Lord, those egos) and their “we’ve already tried that” and their “we’re doing that already” to …

Can liberals and conservatives come together on poverty?

Pres. Obama (yes, him, and if you’ve stopped reading already I guess you’ve answered my question) suggested in a recent panel discussion at Georgetown University’s┬áCatholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty (you can watch it here) that we might want to come together on this issue. Here‘s Religion News Services’ coverage, where the take-away is faith …

Want to be a part of the 100-day challenge?

Talk to your clergy. In Greater Hartford’s 100-day challenge to house 100 chronically homeless people, consider what that means. That’s 100 people — at least — who are moving into apartments with nothing more than what they’ve carried on their backs. Pictured just above is Sal Pinna. He’s one of the people who’s about to …