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Economic Recovery Agreement a 'Major Achievement'

Today, the House and Senate will vote on the final economic stimulus conference report.
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A New Conversation in the Holy Land

A year ago I became haunted by the notion that Christians, Muslims, and Jews are going to blow up the world unless we learn to get along.
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Philip Rizk Describes Ordeal to NY Times

We continue to give thanks to God for the release of God's Politics contributor Philip Rizk earlier thi
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The Daringly Awkward Sermon Contest

Last month I started some contract work for Geez magazine.
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What Change Can Tsvangirai Bring to Zimbabwe?

Feb. 11, 1990, marked the wondrous day that Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was released from prison.
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A Balanced View of Government

I'm honored to take part in the Mobilization to End Poverty.
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Video: How to Make Radical Valentine Veggies

Hey, want to celebrate your love of your honey *and* your love of God's creation?
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Friendship Across Fences: Communion and Civil Disobedience on the U.S.-Mexico Border

090211-karl-hoffman-2Each Sunday afternoon, people from San Diego and Tijuana gather to celebrate communion at a seaside plaza on the U.S.-Mexico border, where families and friends have been meeting for generations to visit through the border fence.

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Jesus and Justice Always Kiss: A Plea to Youth Pastors Making Out with Empire

That U.S. megaphone of amazing grace, Shane Claiborne, was recently moved to tears after witnessing a youth gathering in Australia.
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