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Hearing MLK's Full Message

This year, as we celebrate the birth of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we are too often tempted to celebrate what has been achieved rather than examine what God continues to call out of us. Hopefully we know that there is no such thing as "post-racial," even after the election of an African American president.
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Evaluating President Obama's Response to the Haiti Earthquake

This morning President Barack Obama promised the people of Haiti that they would not be "forsaken" or "forgotten." Yesterday he told Americans, "We have to be here for them in their hour of need."
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More Haitian History and Perspective on Pat Robertson and the 'Pact with the Devil'

Like many of you, my first reaction when hearing Pat Robertson's as
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Religion and Women: The Oldest Injustice

Nicolas Kristof had a recent article in The New York Times titled, "Religion and Women," t
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The Devil's Reparations for Haiti's Debt?

So Pat Robertson, to whom the media are still inexplicably willing to pay attention, is saying that Haiti is being punished for an alleged pact with the devil?
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Haiti: Praying, Waiting, and Worshiping in the Rubble

This is Cindy and Phyllis writing to let you know that we are all safe here at Bolosse. We were hit hard though.
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Haiti: God's Love is Greater

By now you have heard that there was a major earthquake in Haiti yesterday, which brought much of Port-au-Prince to the ground and also devastated other areas where our ministries work.
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Haiti and Anti-Evangelist Pat Robertson's 'Gospel' of Disgrace

Sam Harris, Richard Dawkin, and Christopher Hitchens have nothing on the greatest evangelist of atheism today, Pat Robertson.
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Michael Steele and Racially Insensitive or Racist Comments

100114-michael-steeleI am writing to educate Michael Steele and those whose understanding of Native Americans are as superficial as his. On January 4th Steele, the leader of the Republican Party, held up his hand in the old Indian parody style of "how," and he accompanied the gesture with the words, "honest Injun."

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