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India's 9/11

Many in India and across the world saw last week's hostage situation as In
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'Elders' Refused Entry to Zimbabwe as Cholera Claims Lives

"Either they don't know or they don't care." -Gracia Machel, referring to the government attitude on the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe.
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Continuing the Abortion Conversation

This is the sequel to the original
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World AIDS Day: Mourning, Celebration, and Rededication

Yesterday our nation and world commemorated the 20th global observance of World AIDS Day.
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Obama's Ethic of Responsibility

In a recent interview with Barbara Walters, President-elect Obama said,
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Video: Indigenous Theologians Discuss Christianity and Culture

As we reflect on the history, meaning, and mythologies surrounding the season of Thanksgiving, indigenous theologians Richard Twiss, Raymond Aldred, and Terry LeBlanc offer their perspectives on the interaction between Christian faith and Native American identity, and how religions, culture, and the Gospel interact.

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Buy Nothing Day as Advent Activism Against the Demon Mammon

As per usual, on Friday, we had all sorts of Buy Nothing Day festivities (check out the video here). But that's not what I want to talk about.
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Oppression of Women: The Oldest Injustice in Human History

In every culture and in every part of the world, this injustice is present. What is the oldest injustice in the world? It is the way that "we" view, treat, and oppress women.
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A Pre-Consumption Prayer

"Consumption" isn't a bad word. Even as we watch the excesses of the consumer economy crumble and collapse around us, we should remember that the word "consume" also means "to eat."
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