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Op-Eds Worth Reading

This morning, I found a trifecta of three of my favorite op-ed writers in the papers.
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Wikileaks, Truth Tellers, and a Crisis of Conscience

I've been staying with friends over the summer as I make my way slowly to North Carolina for divinity school, and I have been enjoying a few luxuries that I'm not used to, like television.
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Glenn Beck Co-opting the Steps of the Lincoln Memorial

I am grieved and angry that Glenn Beck is going to be on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28 (the anniversary of the historic civil rights March on Washington on August 28, 1963) -- and
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Supporting Churches and Synagogues for Social Justice

This spring, we saw an opportunity to join the efforts of Rev.
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Scary Hope: The Nuclear Cinema of Summer 2010

Back in the late '90s, when Y2K fears were running rampant, apocalyptic fantasies like Armageddon and End of Days burned up the box office.
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What Does Justice Look Like in Cambodia?

For the first time, a senior Khmer Rouge commander has been found guilty of crimes against humanity in Cambodi
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Americans With Disabilities and the Church

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the landmark Americans With Disabilities Act, signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. It seems a bit strange when you think about.
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Shirley Sherrod: A Moral Giant

Shirley Sherrod is a moral giant compared to shameful media celebrities who wrongly accused her of racism.
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History is on the Side of the Immigrant

"What part of illegal don't you understand?"
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Friday Links Round-Up

Christian jerks. An oil spill in China. A chance to take action. Here's a little round-up of links from the web you may have missed this week:
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