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Haiti, Aftershocks and Tremors: One week and two days later

While the rest of the world has been pondering the economic and social fate of the recently earthquake-devastated island nation of Haiti, Haitian-Americans alone have asked, "What will happen to ou
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'We Hunt People for Jesus': Are U.S. Soldiers Proselytising in Afghanistan?

While the story of bible-verses-on-gun-scopes is getting more press, I am just (if not more) disturbed to read of a U.S.
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MLK and the Supreme Court: Why Campaign Finance Reform is a Civil Rights Issue

This week started off by honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and is ending with a Supreme Court decision, Citizens United, giving corporations unprecedented ability to affect election outcomes by declaring unconstitutional certain limitations on corporate expenditures on electioneering.
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Clear Benchmarks for Sudan

As many of us know with New Year's resolutions, the ones that will most likely lead to success are the ones that come with a detailed plan: stepping stones, goals, and -- most of all -- concrete deadlines.
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Can Compassion for Haitians Extend to Other Immigrants?

While the recent crisis in Haiti has spurred many Americans to action -- through donations, public service, humanitarian aid, etc.
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A New Direction for Juvenile Justice

Imagine a prison where an inmate asks to stay an extra two weeks beyond his release date.
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African Solidarity with Haiti

In a sermon on the situation in Haiti, Dr. Michael Van Heerden, president of St.
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What is God? An Interview with Jacob Needleman

In Jacob Needleman's newest book What Is God?, he examines some new ways of approaching one of the critical questions asked by humanity.
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Campaign Finance Outrage: Democracy for the Highest Bidder

Yesterday's Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance law will give a huge boost to the special interests that already exercise a stranglehold on our political system, allowing them to tighten their grip and fu
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