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Bono Fights the Good Fight

Today marks the anniversary of World AIDS Day. The USAID estimates that since the epidemic began, over 60 million people have been infected with the disease, and over 25 million lives taken.

One of the most prominant figures fronting the fight against AIDS is U2 frontman, Bono. In 2002, Bono became vocal about the epidemic, embarking on a tour across the American Midwest to recruit churches to join the fight against AIDS in Africa. In Christianity Today’s 2003 feature “Bono’s American Prayer,” (written by Sojo’s own Cathleen Falsani) he articulates the crucial role the church must play in combating the epidemic.

"If the church doesn't respond to this, the church will be made irrelevant. It will look like the way you heard stories about people watching Jews being put on the trains. We will be that generation that watched our African brothers and sisters being put on trains."

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Veterans' Suicides and Selective Conscientious Objection

This is the fourth installment of a series Logan Mehl-Laituri is writing for God's Politics focusing on selective conscientious objection.
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A Six-Point Summary of What the New Health-Care Law Should Accomplish Now (and Some Other Details)

On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the most comprehensive health reform legislation in decades.
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A Haitian Church Engages Long-Term Needs in Port-au-Prince

Law student Sebastien Doussous currently manages the database on a needs-assessment survey administered, just days following the Jan. 12 earthquake, by members of his church, L'...glise Communauté Evangélique d'Haïti (Evangelical Community Church of Haiti, L'ECEH).
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Sam's Story: Another Human Tragedy in the Health-Care Debate

This week many of you heard the story of Sam.* Sam was a 21-year-old young man from a hard-working family. Over the course of several weeks in July he experienced extreme stomach pains.
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As a Pediatrician, a Muslim, and a Mother: Speaking Out for Health-Care Reform

As representatives from many different faiths, we stand together today, united in our support for health-care reform so that affordable, quality health care can be made available to all.
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SCHIP: Finally, a Victory for Children's Healthcare

The 111th Congress is turning out to be a bit more exciting than the 110th, with members tackling tough issues with a vigor that was in short supply in 2008.
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