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God's Politics

Time for Some Angry Work

I'd say Barack Obama's long and often tenuous honeymoon with progressive Americans took what looks like a lethal blow in spring 2010.
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'No Stranger to Danger': RIP Quaker, Lawyer, Indigenous Peace Warrior Waratah

Sad news for so many of us in the peace and human rights movement this morning to hear our friend Waratah Rose Gillespie has passed away.
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For the Widows and the Orphans

Today is International Widow's Day. It is a day set aside to consider the lives of the more than 245 million widows worldwide. It is a day to consider the lives of their children.
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McChrystal vs. Obama: Battle of the 'Hard Hearts'?

Yesterday U.S. top Afghanistan warrior General Stan McChrystal was very publicly called to the carpet in the Oval Office. Sources say his job is on the line.
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A Late-Night Save, A Lifetime Commitment to Social Justice

The other night as I rode my bike up Massachusetts Ave. with my friend Jeehye, we came upon a man who was about to jump off a bridge.
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Naming Jesus Again and Again

While discerning a vocation to Roman Catholic religious life years ago, I had the opportunity to go on retreat with a group of women religious.
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Missionaries: What's Wrong with Them?

Mention the word "missionary" to an assortment of people around the world, and you are sure to see quite a range of reactions.
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