Barry W. Lynn

Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Guest

Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, a nonprofit advocacy organization; ordained United Church of Christ minister and author of Piety and Politics: The Right-Wing Assault on Religious Freedom

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To say that a cross honors only dead Christian soldiers is "an outrageous conclusion."

The Cross in the Mojave Desert

To say that a cross honors only dead Christian soldiers is "an outrageous conclusion."

from Which Way, L.A.?

Massachusetts Senator John Kennedy became America's first Catholic president after a  speech  in which he said no Catholic prelate would tell him what to do in the White House.

Mitt Romney and Religion in America's Public Life

Massachusetts Senator John Kennedy became America's first Catholic president after a speech in which he said no Catholic prelate would tell him what to do in the White House.

from To the Point

With religious diversity on the increase, Christmas carols and crosses have raised controversies for America's public schools.

Language, Culture - and God - in Public Education

With religious diversity on the increase, Christmas carols and crosses have raised controversies for America's public schools.

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Climate change is an existential crisis. If Americans cut just one hamburger from their diet every week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the road every year. After cutting energy use, less meat and more plant-based food add up to the easiest--and healthiest--way to reduce your carbon footprint. From the land and water needed to raise feed and the methane produced at the end of digestion, “Cattle are actually mini fossil-fuel, greenhouse gas producers.” So says Sujatha Bergen, head of health campaigns at the NRDC. As her title suggests, eliminating beef from your diet--in addition to pork and lamb-- is also better for you. She explains the trade-offs for helping to reduce climate change and says, “Starting with your fork is much less daunting for many people.”

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