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Jesus Wants to Eat With You

There are numerous significant theological and biblical meanings behind the Last Supper (Passover Seder) and while the pursuit
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Reflections on an Election Year Holy Week

"Maundy Thursday" comes from the Latin word mandatum which means "command." This refers to when Jesus said, "A new commandment I have for you, that you love one another" (John 13:34) as he washed h
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Watch and Pray

Last week, before the budget vote, I talked with several senators on the phone as they were about to cast their vote. The ones I spoke to were friends, and I told them that I was praying for them.
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Obama's Public Promise to Reform Immigration this Year

Hundreds of faith leaders and immigrant advocates across the country visiting their members of Congress at home this week just got a huge boost from the Obama administration.
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Obama: 'America is not a Christian Nation'

Monday, in his address to the Turkish Parlaiment, President Obama made a statement guaranteed to spark controversy.
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Apologies of the Powerful

"I am deeply sorry for the reactions in some countries to a few passages of my address,"
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Food Safety and Small Farm Justice

HR 875 The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 has gotten considerable attention lately and that is a very good thing, people should be concerned about food safety and more specifically how their
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G-20 Recap: Global Economics Cannot Be a Values-Free Zone

The group of 20 leading and emerging nations met at the Excel Centre in London's Docklands last week in a meeting which Gordon Brown heralded as the dawning of a new world order.
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Readers Speak Out on Body Image and Faith

Many thanks to the folks who answered our request for your thoughts and stories about
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