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U.S. Military Aid and the Paramilitaries Behind the Philippine Election Massacre

For many of us in the U.S., the sometimes vicious attack ads of last year's presidential election are more than just a recent memory.
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Copenhagen: Three Global Factions and a Volatile Mix of Hope and Despair

In search of a global ethic and political will, in freezing weather and the most dispiriting cavernous building under cold grey Copenhagen skies, this search by 34,000 people with 3500 press observ
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Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill: A Betrayal of Christ's Teachings

There are times in the "culture wars" when a very diverse group of religious leaders can come together across the political spectrum in a common cause.
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Obama's Nobel Peace Prize Speech and Just Peace Theory

If all we notice in President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize Lecture is a justification of war, we will miss the 21st
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Climate Justice Clips: Burning for Change

As we reflect on the current economic crisis and the Copenhagen Climate Summit, I'm reminded of the documentary The Burning Season, which
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Seeing Christ in Human Rights

Today, Dec. 10, is Human Rights Day, an annual observance commemorating the promulgation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
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Guess Who's Getting a Christmas Bonus

Do you think you'll get a Christmas bonus this year? I know one person who will -- the new chief executive who will take over for Ken Lewis at Bank of America.
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How I Responded to Public Racial Mockery

A while back, I was in a situation where I was mocked publicly in front of 300-plus young leaders. There were racial overtones.
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