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Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Quran Burning. Troop Drawdown. War Tax Calculator.

[Editors' note: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate our readers about the latest new
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Glenn Beck and Teachable Moments

It was announced today that Glenn Beck will end his program on the Fox News Channel later this year in order to create a "variety of television projects for air on the Fox News Channe
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In the Midst of Fasting, I am so Grateful

On day three of my prayer fast, I woke up with the hymn, "I Am So Grateful," which the Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ Children's Choir sang beautifully yesterday, running through m
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Burning Anger and Small-Minded Men

"It is not that we burn the Koran with some type of vindictive motive," Mr.
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Rediscovering Values for Lent: The Power of Grief

[Editors' note: During the season of Lent we will be posting excerpts from the Rediscovering Values Lenten Study Guide. We invite you to study God's word with us through these posts.]
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Entering God's Story

My daughter has had a difficult time understanding Lent this year.
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The Church Called to Rebellion

People can take a certain amount of oppression. However, when it gets beyond their ability to tolerate, they rebel.
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Terry Jones, Burning a Quran, and Evangelicalism

It isn't as if the Middle East needed another complication. Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen -- now Terry Jones? Rev. Jones is a fringe pastor in Gainesville, Florida, who spent about 30 years as a missionary in Europe.
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Martin Luther King Jr. and the Silent Betrayal of our Veterans

Forty-three years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Why I am Fasting (Again)

In 1993 -- nearly 20 years ago -- I went on a water only fast to protest the lack of conscience of the U.S. Congress towards hungry people.
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