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World Vision Staff Killed in Pakistan: The Cost of Courageous Compassion

When was the last time you felt gripped by crushing fear? Like the kind that might take over as you listen to friends and co-workers being killed?
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Tell Glenn Beck: I'm a Social Justice Christian

Glenn Beck says Christians should leave churches that use the word "social justice." He says social justice is a code word for communism and Nazism.
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A Torture Apologist's Flawed Theology

The Washington Post has a new op-ed page writer drawing scrutiny for his hearty endorsement of "enhanced interrogation," which translated from Orwellian into English means torture.
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Video: A Father's Sacrifice

"John came from Acapulco, Mexico, three years ago. He was 15. He enrolled in high school and excelled. He learned English quickly and made his father proud.
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The Jewish Roots of Christianity

I was intrigued recently over a story I saw on the news
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By Fearing Churches that Speak out for Social Justice, Glenn Beck Fears the Gospel

In a recent show, Glenn Beck told his listeners to watch out for churches that use the term "social justice," or "economic justice." He thinks that those terms are code words that will lead to the
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A Hold-Out and a Hunger Strike on Aid for Uganda

My alarm went off at 5 a.m. today. As I sat up and unzipped my sleeping bag, a gust of Oklahoma wind bitterly ushered me into a new day. Drops of rain splashed my face, extinguishing the last few embers of my sleepiness.
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My Morning with Daniel Berrigan

As a Sojourners intern last year, I, along with my community-mates, had the opportunity to request speakers to invite to address us during weekly seminars. Peace activist and poet Fr. Daniel Berrigan was on the top of my list.
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Racism on Campus: UC San Diego's Struggle is Every Community's Struggle

My heart has been burdened the past several weeks by the hurt and pain in a place I call home: UC San Diego. Through my studies at UCSD, but also my community, I grew and was challenged.
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A Pastor's Response to Glenn Beck's Call to Leave 'Social Justice' Churches

Recently Glenn Beck made some comments about leaving a church if the priest or pastor speaks about "social justice." He instructed his listeners to "look for the words 'social justice' or 'economic justice' on your church Web site" and then, should they find those words, told t
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