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One More Gun Death Too Many -- and Three Things You Can Do About It

At about midnight we heard the shots ring out. My friend ran to the door and I heard him yell, "Shane, a kid has been shot, come down." As we looked down the street we could see a young man staggering as he walked down our block. Then his knees gave out and he fell to the ground. We called for an ambulance and ran outside to be with the boy.
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Book Sales, Best-Seller Lists, and Why They Matter

Yes, this is an unabashed request for you to buy a copy of Jim's new book, Rediscovering Values, but let me take a minute to tell you why this is so important to our mission and work at Sojourners.
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The Injustice of an 800 Mile Wall

I was born in Tijuana, Mexico, and grew up in San Diego, California, only a few hundred yards from the actual borderline. As a kid, there were always border patrols around but I never felt like my birthplace offered any threat. A few years ago, though, I noticed a massive escalation of security infrastructure along the U.S.-Mexico border. I couldn't figure out what had changed.
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What Is and Isn't Socialism

When President Obama took questions from Congressional Republicans recently, he spoke about Republican characterizations of his health-care reform plan as something akin to a "Bolshevik plot." Ther
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Faith Beyond Belief: Dogma Without Deeds is Dead

In a recent interview with Commonweal magazine, renowned Catholic theologian David Tracy argued that theological discourse, with its accompanying jargon and disputes about certain doctrina
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Examining El Salvador's Past and Potential

Tomorrow, Jamie Moffett, director of The Ordinary Radicals, will debut the first seven minutes of his documentary Return to El Salvado
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Is George W. Bush Pro-Life? Is Any Politician?

Former President George W. Bush receives a pro-life award this weekend from Legatus, an organization of Catholic business professionals.
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Family Research Council: Homosexual Behavior Should Be Criminalized in America

What kind of place will gay people have in our society? The debate rages on--in the military as well as the church.
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