The Common Good

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The Flight to Egypt and the Continuing Challenges of Refugees

Epiphany has passed as well as Coptic Christmas earlier in January. A beautifully carved olive wood figure I bought in Bethlehem a couple of years ago titled "The Flight to Egypt" is the last of my Christmas decorations.
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Poem: The Lorraine Motel

as i walk toward the balcony where my hero fell, i feel strangely drawn in enwrapped by invisible hands of comfort and welcome. hands that welcome the peacemakers of the world "come and witness the place where a fellow peacemaker fell and inherited the kin-dom of god."
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50 Years of Inflated Expectations

Over my working life, I have seen investments inflate. I have also seen prices inflate. And even though, on the whole, investments inflated more than prices, I have seen something more ominous: I have seen expectations inflate.
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Voodoo Haiti, Voodoo West

[En español] Haiti is an example of how both flesh and bones politicians as well as countries can look convincingly l
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Vudu Haiti, Vudu Occidente

[English version] Haití es ejemplo de cómo los políticos de carne y hueso pero también las nacio
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An Audio Account from Haiti: A World Shaken

Mennonite Central Committee worker Ben Depp offers a first hand account of the earthquake and the devastating results. Ben and Alexis, of Waxhaw, N.C., are based in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. (produced by Silas Crews and Linda Espenshade)
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My Prayer for Haiti

Father in Heaven,
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Haiti: 'How Long, Oh Lord, How Long?'

My phone rang at 1:00 a.m. It was one of the young men in the family we lived with for the first seven months when my wife and I moved to Haiti.
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Devils in the Details: Robertson's Revision of Haitian History

Whether or not Robertson had malicious intentions when he declared that Haiti's tragic history was the result of a "pact with the devil" made by early leaders of the revolt against their French col
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