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'Spewing Reasonable Dialogue': Affirmation from a 'Skeptical' Commenter

It's not often that a message from a blog commenter makes my day, let alone my week.
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Spending Less on Food, Spending More on Health Care

As the health-care bill passes through Congress, one wonders about an issue that has been left out of discussions. No, not abortion. Food.
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Christians Must Find a More Christ-like Symbol than 'Crusaders'

Imagine for a minute the fallout were a Muslim high school in America to choose for its mascot "the Jihadists." In that light, how do you think Muslims (or Jews) view Christian schools whose mascot is "the Crusaders?"
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Debunking the Beauty Myth

Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth, discusses how images fueled by consumerism are used against women.
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A More Serious Threat to Catholic Identity than Removing Public Crucifixes

In his article "Benedict's ongoing battle against secularism," National Catholic Reporte
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Perseverance with Vision in Zimbabwe

By persevering the egg walks on legs. (Ethiopian Proverb)
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In My Community: Equal at Birth, but Incarcerated at Adulthood

Dane County, Wisconsin, is an amazing community for African-American babies to be born into. It is a horrible community in which to live if you are an adult African-American male.
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Uniting to Eliminate Violence against Women

"Some 70 percent of women experience in their lifetime some form of physical or sexual violence from men -- the majority from husbands, intimate partners or someone they know."
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This Thanksgiving Remember the Immigrant, Pilgrim

As I take time to reflect on what I am truly thankful for, my family certainly tops the list. I've just been out of the country for a week, so I will cherish the time sitting around the table with my kids, asking one another to share what we are most thankful for.
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