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Muslims Welcome Shuttering of NYPD Spying Unit
Originally Posted: 04/16/2014 - 2:39pm | Type: Blog

Muslim and civil rights groups welcomed the news that the New York City Police Department’s Demographics Unit will disband but said they still fear they may be targets of warrantless surveillance. ...

Peaceful Words for Angry Birds
Originally Posted: 03/19/2014 - 9:05am | Type: Blog

While Jesus embodied the pursuit of justice for the oppressed and marginalized, he also spoke often about the ways in which angry thoughts, angry actions, and angry words corrode their container to the point o ...

Between Repression and Freedom
Originally Posted: 02/11/2014 - 6:16pm | Type: Blog

I stopped drinking Coca Cola years ago — not in protest but in a bid for health. But I want to applaud their presenting "America the Beautiful" sung in seven languages. ...

The NSA's Need to Know, Your Privacy, and Jesus' Path
Originally Posted: 12/19/2013 - 11:09am | Type: Blog

There is no such thing as a sure thing when it comes to security. We will always be seeking the better mousetrap to ensnare increasingly stealthy mice, nibbling at our heels. But with each new effort to stave ...

Drunk With Power with Nobody to Stop Them
Originally Posted: 11/05/2013 - 4:32pm | Type: Blog

Fear sold the National Security Agency’s phenomenally intrusive program of spying on everyone and everything, but fear doesn’t explain it. Fear sold the National Security Agency’s ...

U.S. Denies Spying on Vatican Cardinals Ahead of Conclave
Originally Posted: 11/01/2013 - 10:29am | Type: Blog

A spokeswoman for the National Security Agency denied reports from a leading Italian news magazine that U.S. spies may have listened in on conversations from inside the Vatican leading up to the March conclave ...

Cell Phone Spying: Would Jesus Even Care?
Originally Posted: 10/31/2013 - 11:52am | Type: Blog

For some, the collective reaction has been more of a collective shrug, as if such impositions should be expected from a global superpower that generally prefers to maintain that status. But for others, there’s ...

Religious, Civil Rights Groups Demand Investigation of NYPD Spying
Originally Posted: 10/25/2013 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

A coalition of 125 religious, civil rights, and community-based organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday urging a civil rights investigation into a New York City Police Department ...

When the Government Lies, a Covenant is Broken
Originally Posted: 06/19/2013 - 10:39am | Type: Blog

After denials and evasions, we learned that two successive administrations lied to the American public about unprecedented spying on ordinary citizens. After denials and evasions, ...