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Jeff Carr: What Would You Ask Iran's President?

As I mentioned on Wednesday, I will be participating in a delegation of 13 religious leaders who will be leaving tomorrow, Feb. 17, for a trip to Iran. Our delegation, which is [...]

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Am I a Pro-Cancer PC Thug?

Okay, I may be a PC thug. I care less about good intentions
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Rose Marie Berger: Poetry and the Language of War

E. Ethelbert Miller, who has been called "Washington D.C.'s unofficial poet laureate," recently interviewed Melissa Tuckey, a poet and activist involved in DC Poets Against the War. (I was lucky to have a poem published in the [...]

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Ryan Beiler: Your Comments, and Biden on The Daily Show

I knew I was asking for it by writing a post about choosing one's words carefully. One reader hit the nail mostly on the head, while making a general appeal for fairness:

Well isn't the key whether it is the kind of comment one might make about a white contender? But there is the additional factor that words might sound different depending upon the stereotypes surrounding [...]

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Rose Marie Berger: Davos, Meet Nairobi

"God weeps," Archbishop Tutu told participants in the ecumenical gathering near the conclusion of the World Social Forum in Nairobi, "and says, 'Who will help me so we can have a different kind of world, one [...]

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Snapshot: Sojourners/Call to Renewal Staff at Work (for Peace)


A Sojourners/Call to Renewal contingent joined the thousands at Saturday's peace rally on the National Mall. On March 16, in observance of the fourth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, we're also helping to organize a worship [...]

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Jim Wallis: Video of Davos Religion Roundtable

Click on the image below to see video of Jim Wallis among religous, cultural, and political leaders from around the world engaging in a forum titled, "Rules for a Global Neighbourhood in a Multicultural World" at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. They even gave Jim the last word...

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Adam Taylor: 'The Poor Will Always Be Among You...' Except in Your Political Priorities?

After all of the pundits and commentators were done picking apart President Bush's State of the Union address, one glaring point had still not been made. In 49 minutes, President Bush barely uttered the words "poverty" or "the poor." It's as though our president has taken Jesus' words in Matthew ("the poor you will always have with you") to justify making scant mention of their crushing needs in what is arguably the most important political speech of the year. How did this omission sound to the [...]

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Adam Taylor: 'The Poor Will Always Be Among You...' Except in Your Political Priorities?

After all of the pundits and commentators were done picking apart President Bush's State of the Union address, one glaring point had still not been made. In 49 minutes, President Bush barely uttered the words "poverty" or "the poor." It's as though our president has taken Jesus' words in Matthew ("the poor you will always have with you") to justify making scant mention of their crushing needs in what is arguably the most important political speech of the year. How did this omission sound to the [...]

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Adam Taylor: 'The Poor Will Always Be Among You...' Except in Your Political Priorities?

After all of the pundits and commentators were done picking apart President Bush's State of the Union address, one glaring point had still not been made. In 49 minutes, President Bush barely uttered the words "poverty" or "the poor." It's as though our president has taken Jesus' words in Matthew ("the poor you will always have with you") to justify making scant mention of their crushing needs in what is arguably the most important political speech of the year. How did this omission sound to the [...]

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