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Pope Benedict Gets It Right

Jim Wallis has provided a helpful summary of the Pope's encyclical Caritas in
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In Defense of the 'Nice White Lady'

I really hope no one gets offended
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Pray with Your Feet for the People of Iran

I attended a candle light vigil in D.C. last Thursday for those who've died in Iran's recent protests.
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Pope Benedict on the Global Economy

As the G8 Summit begins in Italy, Pope Benedict XVI has released a new encyclical on the global economy.
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Let the Little Children Come: Scripture and the DREAM Act

Throughout the Old Testament, we find God's repeated command to care and look out for immigrants.
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Bombs Won't Liberate the Women of Afghanistan

Today Brave New Foundation launches the fifth segment of the Rethink Afghanistan documentary, Women of A
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Living Isaiah 61: Justice Work is My Song of Praise to God

"I do the work of justice not out of a disdain for the privileged but out of a love for Life." - Womanist Theologian Dr. Kelly Douglas Brown
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Lessons from the Jena 6

What lessons do we take away from the Jena 6 story? Six young men won't be dragging a felony conviction into adult life. That's reason for rejoicing, but as this saga approaches its third birthday, it's fair to ask if we have learned anything.
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