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Glenn Beck, Immigration, and Social Justice

After Glenn Beck said "social justice is a perversion of the gospel" and a "code" for Marxism, communism, and Nazism, I invited him to a public dialogue to discuss the true meaning of social justic
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My Emergent Experience: 'Stories Can Close Humans as Much as Open Them'

[Read more of this blog conversation in response to the Sojourners article "
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Video: Colbert Interviews Elizabeth Warren on Financial Reform

Stephen Colbert does the second best interview in recent memory with economist, passionate advocate for consumer protection, and veteran Sunday school teacher Elizabeth Warren. Second best, that is, to Sojourners' interview with her for our April magazine cover story.

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Mother's Day Gifts

Usually when Mother's Day comes, we think of the women in our lives who nurture, teach, rear, and comfort us.
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The Gulf Oil Spill as Seen from Africa

I'm in Kenya with a group of about 150 emerging leaders from across East and South Africa.
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Saying Goodbye to Ernie Harwell

Last evening, after his Little League game, my son Luke and I called his Uncle Billy to tell him what happened (a role my brother volunteered for after Luke's grandpa died).
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Palestine's True Leaders

For many years, Palestinians have engaged in nonviolent actions aimed at resisting the Israeli military occupation and its violent and humiliating policies aimed at suppressing the will of the Palestinians in seeking to achieve their legitimate aspirations.
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Gulf Oil Spill: Watching a Disaster Unfold with a Log in My Eye

Watching a disaster unfold on the news is always heartbreaking, but when it occurs in your hometown and you are far away, it can be debilitating.
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Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns are a fun team to root for. They score a lot of points in an open style of basketball. Assists, points, and cheers abound in most of their games. Now it is even better. They are wearing their "Los Suns" jerseys tonight in game two of their series with the San Antonio Spurs to show support for the Latino community in Arizona.
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40 Years After: 'Four Dead in Ohio'

May 4, 1970 -- 40 years ago yesterday -- was the day protesting the war in Vietnam became serious.
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