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In Spite of Glenn Beck's New Threats, My Invitation to Dialogue Stands

Last week, when radio and television talk show host Glenn Beck said that social justice i
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Social Justice Christians: 'A Dangerous Option in Zimbabwe'

I loved the title in SojoMail last week which said
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Inspired by Haitians Rebuilding Haiti

First of all, I have several pictures below I'd love to share with you from my recent trip to Haiti. It's surreal to me that a week ago, I was in Haiti -- hosted by the good folks at World Concern. The primary reason was to assess the work they've done and grasp a glimpse of the strategy ahead -- for them and other organizations.
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Endurance in the Struggle for Health-Care Reform

President Obama has postponed his trip to Guam, Indonesia, and Australia to work for the passage of health-care reform.
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I'm also an 'Illegal'

"Look at those illegals," my friend laughed, pointing at two Latino immigrants leaning against a fence nearby. I smiled and brushed it off, but inside, I was angry. I wondered what he would say if he knew that I'm also an "illegal."
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Health Reform: A Major First Step

As I watched our president present his plan to pass the health reform legislation, it was clear this is a historic opportunity to make great improvements in the lives of so many Americans. Is it perfect? No. Does it cover everyone? No. But is it a major first step? Yes.
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A Pro-life Case for Health Reform

I write as a minister and Bible teacher to urge pro-life members of Congress to vote for health insurance reform.
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A Pastor's Testimony of Redemption May End in Deportation

Pastor Walter is experiencing firsthand the effects of a broken immigration system. Walter migrated to the United States from Colombia when he was young, petitioned by his parents, who were Lawful Permanent Residents. Walter's parents wanted for their son to enjoy the opportunities that the United States had to offer.
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