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Beyond Anti-War: Nonviolence in Our Neighborhoods

This semester at Princeton Seminary, I am taking a course on War and Christian Conscience.
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Faith Over Certainty: The Difference Between a 'Pilgrimage' and a 'Testimony'

I was filling out an application recently and was asked to write a short statement on my "personal faith pilgrimage." I grew up in the Christian world, and so have had to write out my testimony
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Who Speaks for American Jews?

It's the age-old question. Who can claim to speak for American Jews on Israel? World Jewish Congress president Ron Lauder seems to think he's found the answer. It's him.
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Why Can't I Just Shut Up?

I have a problem. My internal filter doesn't always work.
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Native Americans vs. Nazi Sympathizers: The Bizarre Backstory on Changing an Offensive University Mascot

After almost a century of debate and a four-year-long legal battle, the North Dakota Board of Higher Educat
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Why the Tea Party Movement Should be Anti-War

What is the Tea Party position on war?
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Immigration Enforcement Goes From Bad to Worse in Arizona

The following blog is a response to the passage of controversial immigration legislation in Arizona.
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Obama's 'Nuclear Spring'

Monday and Tuesday, President Obama hosted leaders from 46 other countries at a summit on nuclear weapons, focused on the threat of terrorists getting nuclear material.
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Wearing My Jesus Goggles to the Boston Tea Party

The Tea Party Express -- the traveling band of conservative speakers, entertainers, and organizers -- stops in Washington, D.C., today on its nationwide effort to "vote them out of office" in the 2010 mid-term elections. Sarah Palin, one of the most galvanizing conservatives in years, has joined the Express in an attempt to bring more mainstream conservatives into its ranks.
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