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Next Steps to Stop Torture

I'm grateful for President Obama's swift action to halt the use of torture by signing an executive order that requires the CIA to comply with the Army Field Manual, closes secret prisons, ends rend
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Today's Guest Host at USA Today Faith and Reason Forum

I'm the guest host at the USA Today forum on Faith and Reason today.
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Black and White Like Us

I took my 11-year-old daughter to the Cheetah Girls concert a week after Election Day. Stood in line for 20 minutes with other moms to buy her overpriced popcorn and soda. Forked over the rest of the money in my pocket for a poster and some laminated thing dangling from a lanyard. Sat through throngs of tweens screaming "girl power" in upper octaves.
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On the Corruption of a Young Evangelical

Philis Schlafly, a long time leader of the Religious Right and known for her opposition to the Equal Rights Amendm
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Seeking Reconciliation Between Rich and Poor in Immokalee

When I think of Immokalee, my mind remembers a place where reconciliation has come alive.
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Zimbabwe: Talks Drag on While Humanitarian Crisis Deepens

On Monday, January 26th, regional leaders met once again to discuss a way forward for Zimbabwe. The outcome of the meeting held no surprises.
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Davos: How Will This Crisis Change Us?

In a plenary session titled "The Values behind Market Capitalism" yesterday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, I started with this observation:
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Video: Inauguration Eve Interview with Moby

Last week, the SojoTube team had a chance to sit down with DJ, songwriter, and musician Moby
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When Jesus and Justice Kiss

It seems that much of our conversation as a Church is in a perpetual cycle of reaction. We are tempted to exaggerate the neglected truth, and end up making incomplete disciples, either social justice disciples without Jesus or Jesus disciples without social justice. Then there are those special moments where Jesus and Justice kiss.
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A Controversial Approach to Healing Northern Ireland's Violent Past

It's a significant week in Northern Ireland, with the latest development in the long-running peace process.
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