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A Historic Week for South Africa

The political events in South Africa over the last week have been historical
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Micah's Challenge to the Future President

Yesterday, the United Nations met to discuss our progress toward cutting global poverty in half by 2015. Tonight, the U.S.
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Talking to the New Evangelical Voters

During the final week of the 2000 presidential election, I was in the fall semester of my freshman year in college, feeling incredibly hungry-hungrier than I had ever been before.
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And the #1 Threat to America: BEARS!

Last week was a busy one, getting the blog switched over from Beliefnet to our own web site. Sharp-eyed readers have noticed a few bugs, but since we're over the hump I thought a little Friday fun was in order. Fans of the Colbert Report know that Stephen has done has done a lot to raise awareness of the dangers of bears. His work remains unfinished.

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Common Ground With the Muslim World

What do Madeleine Albright, Richard Armitage, Ingrid Mattson of the Islamic Society of North America, Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention, a Muslim imam, a Catholic bishop, a retired Li
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A 'Micah Challenge' to U.S. Christians

This week, with the news of the U.S. financial crisis dominating the headlines, the United Nations General Assembly opened its annual meeting.
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Standing on the Shoulders of Women Leaders

Regardless of your political affiliation or inclinations, the presidential campaign this year has been one of "firsts" for women.
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Obama Hung in Effigy at Christian College

This is hard to read. Hard to swallow. Hard to understand ...
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Jubilee for Wall Street?

The Bush administration believes this should be a "time of Jubilee" for Wall Street speculators, a time of debt forgiveness. But the current proposal would only place additional debt shackles on the next generation.
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