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Israel and Palestine: People Aren't the Enemy

Friday night we were the guests of a synagogue in West Jerusalem. It was beautiful to see the room full of Jewish families honoring God in song, reading, silence, and prayer.
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Can I Get A Witness (for Immigration Reform)?

Some in Washington would have us believe that immigration reform is politically untenable and economically illogical. However, God is on the move among Christians who care about the immigrants in their midst.
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Blurred Lines Between Military and Humanitarian Efforts in Afghanistan Raise More Questions than Answers

Reported in a recent Times article, leading non-governmental organizations (NGOs), speculate that the militarization of aid in Afghanistan blurs lines between military and humanitarian responses, jeopardizing the success of projects and the lives of staff, wanting a return of all aid work to NGOs.
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State of the Union: Our Responsibility for the Government We Deserve

My measure of a good State of the Union address is whether or not I am able to stay awake through to the end.
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The State of the Union: Unfinished Business

After one tumultuous year in office, President Barack Obama used his first State of the Union address
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Howard Zinn's Last Advice to Me (and America): 'Independence from the Military-Corporation'

Tuesday morning -- just two days ago -- I wrote to half a dozen leaders of progressive thought and action in America, each separately, the letter that follows.
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Video: Jim Wallis at the World Economic Forum in Davos

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Jim Wallis speaks on the plenary panel topic: "Rethinking Values in the Post-Crisis World," with Yvan Allaire, Thomas H. Glocer, Yasuchika Hasegawa, Hartmut Ostrowski, Muhammad Yunus, and James H. Quigley.

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