Would a 'holy experiment' work today?

by Bill Federer -- Pennsylvania became the second state to join the Union, Dec. 12, 1787. Pennsylvania was where the Continental Congress met, where the Declaration of Independence was signed, and where more…

Concentration camps didn't start in Germany

by Bill Federer -- The Spanish-American War ended with a treaty signed Dec. 10, 1898. Leading up the war was slavery in Cuba. President James Buchanan wrote Dec. 19, 1859: "When a more…

America's historical support of Jews, Israel

by Bill Federer -- The play "Fiddler on the Roof" recounts the story of Jewish persecution in Eastern Europe and Russia. President Abraham Lincoln, shortly after he signed the Emancipation Proclamation, met more…

The humble, holy beginnings of Chicago

by Bill Federer -- Indians gnawed off two of his fingers and roughly sawed off his thumb. He escaped and with the help of Dutch traders and made his way back to more…

Indian treatment: Good, bad and ugly

by Bill Federer -- An examination of America's Indian policies, and the age old struggle between two competing motivations: greed and the Gospel Throughout history, those who were motivated by greed: took more…