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Martin Luther King Jr. Was a Social Justice Christian

This coming Saturday, August 28 will mark the 47th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where King delivered his famous "I Have a Dream Speech." Glenn Beck has chosen this d
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The Legacy of Martin Luther King: From 1963 to 2010

[Editor's Note: In anticipation of the anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28, 1963, God's Politics will feature a series of posts on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.
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In Honor of Women's Equality Day

It took more than 70 years of blood, work, and persistence, but the movement prevailed and on August 18, 1920, women were given the right to both vote and run for office.
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The Legacy of Martin Luther King: Coming Close Enough to Measure Character

[Editor's Note: In anticipation of the anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28, 1963, God's
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The Clay Talks Back

"You are the Potter, I am the clay." I grew up singing that in youth group at church -- but never with very much enthusiasm.
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Refracting America Through 9/11 Lens

"Nazis don't have the right to put up a sign next to the Holocaust Museum in Washington," said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
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The Legacy of Martin Luther King: Time to Break the Silence

[Editor's Note: In anticipation of the anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28, 1963, God's Politics will feature a series of posts on the
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Hymn for Pakistan: "Whatever You Do"

This hymn can be a helpful one for churches seeking to support the relief efforts in Pakistan.
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'Religion Everywhere, But None to Drink': God at the Aspen Ideas Festival (Part II)

Three distinctive views about people of religious faith became apparent at this summer's Asp
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The Legacy of Martin Luther King: A Watering Hole Moment

[Editor's Note: In anticipation of the anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28, 1963, God's Politics will featu
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