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An Apology to My Muslim Friends

On the weekend of Oct. 6, 2001 -- less than one month after 9/11 -- my husband preached a sermon called "Religion Gone Awry." That was not the message he had originally scheduled for that weekend.
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This Lenten Season is For Me

Every Lenten season I give up something, usually chocolate. I sometimes fast for several hours during the day. Sometimes I read an extra book or two, usually on peace theory.
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Rediscovering Values for Lent: What is Idolatry?

[Editors' note: During the season of Lent we will be posting excerpts from the Rediscovering Values Lenten Study Guide. We invite you to study God's word with us through these posts.]
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God in Wisconsin: Scott Walker's Misguided 'Obedience'

As the stand off between workers and Governor Scott Walker continues in Wisconsin,
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My Lent: Ashes, Addiction, and the Reality of Hell

Lent is late this year, thanks to an unusual alignment of the earth and heavens -- the vernal equinox, the paschal full moon -- and to the
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Why Your State Should Follow Utah's Example

Reading the recent headlines of immigration news has hardly been uplifting, with multiple state legislatures attempting to pass
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For Black Farmers, Fight For Civil Rights Continues

On March 7, 1965, 600 civil rights marchers attempted to walk from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in support of equal voting rights for blacks and whites.
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Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Petraeus apologizes. Women's rights. National treasures.

[Editors' note: As part of Sojourners campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate our readers about the latest news
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Support Farmworkers this Lent: Fast for Justice

Will you be giving up chocolate for Lent? Coffee? Then why not fast for justice? Why not abstain from shopping at grocery stores that scoff at the notion of Fair Trade for farmworkers here at home?
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God Uses Insignificant Persons to Change the World

We have seen the collapse of Mubarak in Egypt and the regime in Tunisia. Turmoil continues in Libya and elsewhere.
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