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Praise and Criticism for Obama's Cairo Speech

The world stood at attention as President Obama gave a historic speech to the Muslim world. In mainstream U.S.
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Women Preachers Strengthened by God

"Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord." (1 Corinthians 1:31, NRSV)
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Obama in Cairo: A New Beginning

Every so often, I will begin the week with a post about something that I believe deserves further reflection and comment from the God's Politics community.
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Combatants for Peace: A Grassroots View from the Middle East, Part 2

Another amazing grassroots effort in the Middle East is Combatants for Peace, a group of former Palestinian fighters and Israeli soldiers who have united to reject violence and tell their stories to each other as a way of finding peace.
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Water of Life: Wee Man Doesn't Take it for Granted (And Neither Should You)

One of the everyday things Vasco has enjoyed most since arriving in Chicago from Malawi five weeks ago is being able to go into the kitchen and pour a cool glass of crystal clear water, from the si
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Remembering Stories: A Grassroots View from the Middle East, Part 1

When President Obama was giving his speech in Cairo, I was just across the Red Sea in Aqaba, Jordan, and caught a glimpse on a corner store TV, the translation making it hard to hear his words.
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Education in Color

Raising one half-African son and one of mixed European descent posed both ordinary and unique parenting challenges for my husband and me.
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Obama Reaches Out to Palestinian Christians

It is undeniable that the Palestinian people - Muslim and Christians - have suffered in pursuit of a homeland. For more than 60 years they have endured the pain of dislocation.
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I Am More Than a Stereotype

Welcome to the month of June. Did you know that May is considered Asian Pacific Heritage Month? Don't worry, most folks don't know or care either.
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