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New Faith-Based Initiatives Report: 'Serving People in Need, Safeguarding Religious Freedom'

I have long supported effective partnerships between government and faith-based organizations.
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The Gentler Gamester is the Soonest Winner

"The appeal of terrorism is waning," said Mathew Burrows, head of long-range analysis in the office of the director of national intelligence.
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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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A Time for Giving Thanks

It is a time to be thankful, even in the midst of the economic crisis all around the world. The election showed that our country is better than some of us thought it was.
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Don't Take the Bush-Obama Handshake for Granted

The campaign was filled with backstabbers, liars, and cheats. Entire books were created out of thin air to defame opponents.
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Scapegoating Sarah Palin

Let me repeat myself.
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Changing Places: How the Obama Election Transformed Historic Locations

Having talked to many friends since the election, I am conscious of how lots of us are still trying to let what happened sink in.
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Time to Open up a Two-Way Street

Dear President-elect Obama,
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Frank Schaeffer on Who Lost this Election and Why

Not everyone in the country is happy with the election results, but Frank Schaeffer argues that only two groups lost, the New Atheists and the Religious Right.
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Vision of a New Day

The first thing I read this morning was a reflection on the meaning of this week's events for the church.
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A New Faith Coalition

Most elections are just power rearrangements; this one was a transformational moment in our history.
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An Open Door For Change

Yesterday's election represents a watershed moment in the life and history of our country.
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Video and Petition: A Prayer and Pledge for President-elect Obama

Dear Mr. President-elect Obama: I want personally to offer you my prayers as you embark on the enormous challenge of leading our country in a time of great crisis and crossroads. While our ultimate hope is our faith in God, we also have high hopes for your administration.
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My Prayer for Election Day

On the eve of this historic election, let us pause for a moment of thanks.
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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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Why I Believe Christians Should Vote

Hey Shane, thanks for weighing in. I appreciate it.
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Audio: Evangelical and Catholic Leaders Offer Alternative Pro-Life Position

Editor's Note: During a teleconference today, evangelical and Catholic leaders challenged people of faith to evaluate candidates on a consistent ethic of life that protects life from the "womb
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Be Not Afraid

In the final days of this election campaign, a new message has emerged.
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