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Obama's Nobel Peace Prize Speech and Just Peace Theory

If all we notice in President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize Lecture is a justification of war, we will miss the 21st
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Climate Justice Clips: Burning for Change

As we reflect on the current economic crisis and the Copenhagen Climate Summit, I'm reminded of the documentary The Burning Season, which
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Seeing Christ in Human Rights

Today, Dec. 10, is Human Rights Day, an annual observance commemorating the promulgation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
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Guess Who's Getting a Christmas Bonus

Do you think you'll get a Christmas bonus this year? I know one person who will -- the new chief executive who will take over for Ken Lewis at Bank of America.
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How I Responded to Public Racial Mockery

A while back, I was in a situation where I was mocked publicly in front of 300-plus young leaders. There were racial overtones.
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The Archbishop and the President's Common Problem

The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. --William Butler Yeats, from "The Second Coming"
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Jail Journal: The Boomerangs of Biblical Wrath

The following is part of the author´s "jail journal," written in early 2004 while he was serving a 90-day sentence in Georgia for having "crossed the line" at Ft.
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Huckabee Got it Right

Mike Huckabee is done as a presidential contender. That's the word on the street.
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Fired Up About Financial Reform

I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore
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