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Anonymous Generosity: Go Into the Closet and Do in Secret

I recall a discussion once with a friend about the different kinds of needs that existed within our own community.
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The Cost of Doing Nothing About Health Care

After nearly a year of our work for health-care reform, the debate seems to be reaching the end.
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Reading Ezekiel with Nick Kristof

In Sunday's New York Times, Nicholas Kristof, one of my favorite columnists, has a striking piece on the growing role of
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To Dye or Not to Dye: How Do We Honor Aging Gracefully?

I had never noticed them before. I'm sure I would have noticed them if they had been there just a few weeks ago.
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Evangelicals, Global Relief, and 'the Sin of Sodom'

There's a remarkable article in Saturday's New York Times by Nicholas Kristof: Learning from the Sin of S
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The Contentious Issue of 'Selective Conscientious Objection'

As I have been talking about the Truth Commis
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Supermarket Moments in the Environmental Conversation

Last week I was at the grocery store on a Sunday afternoon. I was sans children, and when that happens a trip to the grocery store can feel like spring break.
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A Victory for Justice in Honduras

Last Wednesday morning I awoke with butterflies in my stomach, as did many of my Asociación para una Sociedad más Justa colleagues here in Hondura
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Mennonite College Will Now Play National Anthem Before Sporting Events

Goshen (Ind.) College recently unveiled its landmark decision to play the national anthem befor
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Beauty and Ugliness in a Shooting's Aftermath

Something sort of mystical and magical happened after a 19-year-old kid named Papito was killed on our block a few weeks ago. As our neighborhood ached and grieved and cried with his family, we began to create a memorial for Papito where he died
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