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Postville Still Suffering in the Wake of Immigration Raids

Months after the largest immigration enforcement raid in history, the tiny community of Postville is still sufferin
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Time Magazine's Top Ten Religion Stories: Right on New Evangelicals, Wrong on the Economy

Time magazine just released its "Top Ten of Everything in 2008."
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My Advent Calendar: December 10

As I opened window 10, I had to squint to see a small angelic figure holding a book-the traditional Christian symbol for Matthew, the gospel writer. Although Christmas conjures images of angels, the Matthew sign isn't an angel. His symbol is a human being with wings.
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Remembering Merton on the 40th Anniversary of His Death

1968 was a year filled with tragic deaths, of young leaders lost.
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India's Challenge after Mumbai 26/11: Don't Repeat America's Mistakes

After the Mumbai terrorist attacks, India must not commit the same mistakes as the United States in its war on terror.
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My Advent Calendar: December 9

I had a hard time finding window nine, an elusive little door hidden in the bushes outside of the cathedral. When I opened it, there was a picture of one of the most famous of Jesus' stories: The Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32).
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Midwifing a New America

I think it was sometime early in 2007 that I began to find myself almost possessed by a profound premonitory sense that the next year, this year, 2008, would be filled with a special power.
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Burma's Untold Suffering

Soldiers entering villages and killing people on sight. Landmines blowing pregnant women to smithereens. There's no way this is really going on. The world would never tolerate this.
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