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Afghanistan: Light at the End of the Tunnel?

President Obama released the Afghanistan-Pakistan annual review on Thursday morning, concluding that, "
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Senators Kyl and DeMint Exploit Faith for Political Means

While American troops will be working through the Christmas holidays, putting their lives on the line for our safety, and while millions of Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of the Prince o
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Southern Sudanese in Khartoum at Risk

[Editors' note: South Sudan is preparing for its independence referendum on January 9 -- an event whose occurrence is threatened by North Sudan's intransigence and by logistica
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100 Reasons for a Christmas Miracle

Call your Senators right now about the DREAM Act.
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Interview With A Dreamer

Felipe Matos, 24, was sent to the United States from the slums of Brazil by his mother who longed for him to find a better life and achieve his dreams.
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Different Faiths, Common Humanity

This past week I was afforded a sneak peek at the forthcoming PBS documentary The Calling, a two-night event abou
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Four Reasons Not to Mess with Payroll Taxes

Now that President Obama's people have sent out glowing press releases about how wonderful the proposed tax agreement is (
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Human Beings Matter More Than Analogies

Last week, I joined a conservative talk show in Cincinnati to talk about Bernard Pastor, the 18-ye
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Clergy and Students Pray Together for the DREAM Act

Interfaith leaders and graduating high school students from across the United States joined hands to pray in the Hart Senate Office Building yesterday at the end of a
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Waiting for Love in a Tea Party World

Last week I sat at a breakfast table with prominent New York City faith leaders. The topic of the morning was: "In this post-election moment, what issues are you passionate about?
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