A cop stealing money
September 15th, 2017

The world’s major religions don’t agree on everything, but there is general consensus on certain core principles. Among them: thou shalt not steal. It’s a fairly straightforward concept: don’t take what’s not yours. However, police don’t have to follow these rules. Continue reading

Mugshots of Joshua and Deborah Green
August 30th, 2017

Leaders of a paramilitary religious group based in New Mexico have been arrested on a set of sinister criminal charges. The group, known as the “Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps”, allegedly sanctioned sexual abuse of minors living in the sect’s … Continue reading

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte
August 24th, 2017

Drug dealers are not exactly model citizens, but do they deserve to die? In the Philippines, the answer is a resounding “yes”. Upon taking office, the country’s president, Rodrigo Duterte, instituted a uniquely violent strategy to combat the country’s drug … Continue reading

A sign warning not to feed the homeless
July 13th, 2017

Way back in December, we wrote about the growing trend of cities criminalizing homelessness. As was the case then, churches continue to be on the front lines of this fight. The past few years has seen the number of homeless … Continue reading

A church is seeking to create its own police force.
April 14th, 2017

In an unprecedented move, the Alabama state Senate has approved a bill that would allow a Birmingham megachurch to create its own police force. These “church cops” would have the same authority and power as regular police officers, and would be permitted to carry guns. Continue reading

A Black Lives Matter demonstrator faces off against police
July 19th, 2016

America is a country divided in many ways. Politically, we are more polarized than at any time in recent memory. Economically, much of the country’s wealth is concentrated in the hands of an elite few. But most glaring is this: despite … Continue reading

June 15th, 2015

Last Saturday, a young man named Kalief Browder took his own life at the age of 22. Browder spent the last six years of his life as an example of the brokenness of the American justice system, from racism, to … Continue reading