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Roman Polanski and the Politics of Remembering

I'm reluctant to comment regarding film-maker Roman Polanski's arrest and the attempt to extradite him to the U.S.
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Wisdom of a 5th-Grade Solomon

"Ms. Baker, why are you teaching here?" one student, whom I'll call Solomon, inquired during one of our after school tutoring sessions. "You went to college," he continued unabashedly.
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A Woman with Full Authority

Many people in Minnesota get really excited about fall. We welcome cooler weather, colorful trees, and a chance to share treasures from our garden.
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A Prayer for Derrion Albert

Every dawning day we wake to the news of human violence against humanity. We see images of soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan who've traveled a long way from home to fight terrorists.
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Everybody Hates Washington

There's one thing these days that it seems you can get everyone to agree on: They all hate Washington, DC.
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Conservative Catholicism's Political Enforcers

As a struggling Catholic, the uproar and division caused by conservative U.S.
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Health Care, Immigrants, and the Character of our Country

With an issue like health, deeply personal, but of great public concern, the faith community has a unique and important role to play -- to define and raise the moral issues beneath the policy debat
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Thou Shalt Not Abuse the Ten Commandments

ABC's Nightline has been running a series on the Ten Commandments in which they explore the issues and dimensions of each commandment in contemporary society.
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Health Care: Where Do We Go from Here?

Sixteen Christian leaders talk faith, policy, justice, and reform. Featuring Jim Wallis, Harry R.
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A Comment Code of Conduct Update and Reminder

Regular commenters on this site may have noticed some slight differences in our Disqus comment system recently.
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