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Outlawing the Symptom: Our Broken Abortion Strategy

Every election year the urgent call to vote our evangelical pro-life values is sent out to all the faith.
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Seeking Reconciliation Before and After the Election

As the 2008 presidential campaign draws to a close, I've become increasingly less concerned about the specific outcome of election night and more concerned by what we will have positioned ourselves
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Fighting Tears as the Election Approaches

I have been fighting tears for the past few days. And as Tuesday draws closer it becomes harder and harder to keep those tears at bay.
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Why Mavis is Voting

I work in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of northwest Washington in a building called The Festival Center.
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An Iraq Veteran's Ambivalent Vote

I have given a lot of thought in the last several months about the vote coming up.
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What Would Yoder Do?

Since Mennonite theologian and ethicist John Howard Yoder's death in 1997, I have often wondered what he would have said about the events of these past eleven years.
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Audio: Conversation with a Swing State Pastor

Last week Jim Wallis sat down with Mike Slaughter to talk about the faith and politics of a swing state pastor.
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Confessions of an Alternative Voter

I'm pretty sure I have more sympathy for Shane and his treatment of what I'll call "alternative voting" (principled non-voters, minor par
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Jesus is not an Essene nor a Herodian

If you care about peace, justice, the common good, poor people, the environment, genocide, war, peoples' health, human life or general wellbeing, come hell or high water, you are going to vote on N
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Christian Voters Need to Reorient, not Disengage

In the spirit of honest and civil dialogue, I would like to both affirm and respectfully disagree with a few points made by Shane Claiborne i
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