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Let the Little Children Come: Scripture and the DREAM Act

Throughout the Old Testament, we find God's repeated command to care and look out for immigrants.
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Bombs Won't Liberate the Women of Afghanistan

Today Brave New Foundation launches the fifth segment of the Rethink Afghanistan documentary, Women of A
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Living Isaiah 61: Justice Work is My Song of Praise to God

"I do the work of justice not out of a disdain for the privileged but out of a love for Life." - Womanist Theologian Dr. Kelly Douglas Brown
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Lessons from the Jena 6

What lessons do we take away from the Jena 6 story? Six young men won't be dragging a felony conviction into adult life. That's reason for rejoicing, but as this saga approaches its third birthday, it's fair to ask if we have learned anything.
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My God Does Not Torture People, Part 1

Melissa Roxas is someone I am proud to call a friend. When I met her three years ago, I was struck by her deep desire to return to the Philippines to provide volunteer services to impoverished communities.
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Jesus People Against Pollution: 'People Should Not Still Be in Formaldehyde Trailers'

Charlotte Keys, of Jesus People Against Pollution in Columbia, Mississippi, who was
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Daring to Disarm: McNamara and the Moscow Summit

At around 9:30 a.m. on Monday, two headlines were dueling for the coveted center space of the New York Times Web site.
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