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The U.S. Shouldn't Bless Honduras's Flawed Elections

Elections took place Sunday, Nov. 29 in Honduras with National Party leader Porfirio Lobo declared the winner.
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Beyond 'Diversity': New Creation and a Mestizo Vision

"Integration" and "diversity" do not express God's purpose for reconciliation deeply enough. What we need is a fresh paradigm that declares our new culture in Christ.
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Death on the Border: Who's the Criminal Here?

As a community of faith and conscience in Southern Arizona, we have seen more than a decade of deadly border enforcement, free trade, and immigration policies destroying habitat and home for many.
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Lamenting Churches Labeled by Race

So there is something on my mind, and I'm not quite sure how to approach the subject.
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Video: Jim Wallis and Eboo Patel

At Interfaith Youth Core's conference, Dr. Eboo Patel talks to Jim Wallis about Jim's personal faith journey and the potential for interfaith cooperation.
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Fair Trade Christmas Lists and Links

So the stores are playing Christmas music and down here in Texas the highs are only the 70s and 80s, so the holiday season must be upon us.
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Equality in the Beautiful Image of God -- and the Ugliness of Violence Against Women

In every culture and in every part of the world, this injustice is present. What is the oldest injustice in the world?
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Bedbugs: A Modern-Day Leprosy. Seriously.

Stanley is a dirty old man, and by that I don't just mean he talks about younger women in inappropriate ways. He smells bad, too. Really bad.
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Advent: Apocalypse Now?

"There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations caused by the roaring of the sea and the waves," proclaims Jesus in the gospel of Luke.
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