Faith Commons

The problem of religious nationalism

by Rev. Dr. George Mason Nancy’s essay this month is a heartrending and painful example of what we try to model through Faith Commons. In that same spirit, it seems […]

Nationalism or terrorism? Let’s get clear.

by Rabbi Nancy Kasten This week Jews across the globe celebrated the holiday of Purim, commemorating the Persian Jewish community’s deliverance from destruction as described in the biblical book of […]

More than food for thought

by Rabbi Nancy Kasten Hunger is pervasive in Texas, but for the most part, it’s invisible. We don’t have to guess how many Texas households lost power in the most […]

Roe Was Middle Ground

Recent column on abortion inspires readers This excerpt was originally published in The Dallas Morning News. You can access the full article here. Roe was middle ground Re: “Going to extremes on […]

Government or religion? We need them both.

by Rabbi Nancy Kasten “Let the churches do it,” they say. “It’s not the job of the government to take care of people who can’t take care of themselves. That’s […]

Light Lessons from the Darkness

by Rabbi Nancy Kasten Days end abruptly in the Northern Hemisphere at this time of the year, followed by long, dark nights. Science explains what naturally occurs when the Earth […]

Reappraising Thanksgiving

by Rabbi Nancy Kasten Thanksgiving is approaching and I am grateful that all three of our 20-something children will be in Dallas for the holiday. Two live on the west […]