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Turning from patriarchy to full inclusion of women

Surely the day is coming when the majority of the world’s religions will recognize the full humanity of half of God’s creation.

By Debra W. Haffner  | Apr 13, 2011 12:40 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

This Mother’s Day, support family planning

Let us all commit to universal access to family planning and health care so that every day can be Mother’s Day.

By Debra Haffner  | May 6, 2011 1:44 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Presbyterian Church endorses gay clergy: ‘building a church that reflects God’s heart ’

Each of these denominations has helped move the mainline religious community towards fully embracing sexual diversity as a blessing.

By Debra Haffner  | May 11, 2011 9:34 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

Catholic sex absue: ‘Blame it on the 60s?’

The John Jay report is nearly silent about the abusing priests’ flagrant disregard for the church’s teachings on sexuality and sexual behaviors, while condemning the culture of the 1960’s and 1970’s for these crimes against children.

By Debra Haffner  | May 20, 2011 11:04 AM  | COMMENTS (0)

No single church defines marriage for Americans

The best way to protect our nation’s precious religious freedom is to respect the separation of church and state when it comes to equality under the law.

By Debra Haffner  | Jun 23, 2011 2:13 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Caring ‘for the least of these’

How it is possible that these people, who claim to be “pro-life” and stand for “family values,” could have such disregard for human lives? After all, Gov. Perry affirmed that he values human life as a “sacred gift from God” just a few months earlier. Surely as people of faith, the Tea Party audience shares my understanding of the religious commitment to the most marginalized, the most vulnerable, and those most likely to be excluded.

By Debra Haffner  | Sep 15, 2011 12:41 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

Contraception and conscience

Most people in America, including most Catholics, do not think that the use of contraception is a grave sin.

By Rev. Debra W. Haffner  | Oct 6, 2011 2:57 PM  | COMMENTS (0)

What we’ve learned from Penn State

Child sexual abuse is a devastating social, spiritual and public health crisis.

By Debra Haffner  | Nov 22, 2011 7:03 PM  | COMMENTS (0)