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Michael Jackson's Legacy of Social and Environmental Concern

Though it has been two weeks since Michael Jackson's death, the world continues to mourn and to monitor news sources for the latest developments.
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Voices of the Poor Lost in Honduras' Power Struggle

Two weeks ago Sunday I awoke to my cell phone ringing at 6:45 a.m. In my sleepy delirium I answered it to hear the agitated voice of Isidra, a friend and "hermana" from our church in Flor del Campo, a marginalized neighborhood near the airport of Tegucigalpa.
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Why the Fuss About Dr. Francis Collins' Faith?

I'm excited about the the commentary Dr.
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A Mother of the Disappeared Rejoices at Another's Release

Here is a moving expression of faith-based solidarity from Mrs.
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Executions Worldwide Nearly Doubled in 2008

The number of executions worldwide nearly doubled last year compared with 2007, according to a
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The Pope and the President: Unlikely Allies Seeking Common Ground for the Common Good

When Pope Benedict XVI meets with President Obama in Rome today, a shy German theologian and a charismatic leader known for his international rock star appeal will find plenty to agree on despite s
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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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