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Your Ballots at Work: 'Waterboarding is Torture'

This kind of feels close to an exercise in I-told-you-so, but for all the folks who assert that voting is a hopelessly corrupted exercise in irredeemable empire, consider as an indicator the testim
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Natural Disaster or Natural Opportunity?

This week, for the second time in a few years, I found myself walking the streets of a city talking to pastors and people about how Mission Year could help them recover from a devastating storm.
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Israeli-Occupied Territory on Capitol Hill

A year ago I heard a Palestinian diplomat describe Capitol Hill as "Israeli-occupied territory" in a speech given at Georgetown University.
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Suffer the Little Children

When Jesus said, "Suffer th
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Audio: Taking 'Change We Can Believe In' to the Next Level

It was hard to narrow this sermon down to a short clip -- it makes so many good points!
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Racial Reconciliation: A Necessary Conversion

In 2001, my husband Bill was jolted out of racial complacency.
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Come to the MLK Day Open House at Sojourners

Right now at Sojourners we are feeling the energy of all the activities planned around the inauguration-the concerts, worship services, MLK day of service, and of course,
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This Feels Like Family: The Obama Inauguration and Beyond

As my mother and I prepare to "Thelma and Louise-it" to travel to Washington for the Obama inauguration, my excitement is tempered with anxiety.
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My Obama Inauguration Benediction: A Singular Moment in Time

You would think attempting to summarize my feelings on having been asked to deliver the Benediction at the Inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama-would be simple. In fact, it's quite a challenge; given the flood of emotions I have experienced ...

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In Zimbabwe, a Picture is Worth One Hundred Billion Words

A friend sent me these pictures and they capture the reality of mind boggling inflation in Zimbabwe!

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