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Obama's Harmony of Intellect and Intuition
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Mr. President, Barack,</p> <p>Every room I have ever been in with you was a much easier room for your presence.</p> Mr. President, Barack, Every room I have ...

You Touch a Woman, You Touch a Rock
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<blockquote style="margin-right: 0px;" dir="ltr"><p align="left"><strong>"Wathinta abafazi, wathinta imbhokodo." (You touch a woman, you touch a rock.) ...

My Personal 'Faith Priorities' for this Election
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In 2004, several conservative Catholic bishops and a few megachurch pastors like Rick Warren issued their list of "non-negotiables," which were intended to be a voter guide for their followers. ...

Mugabe's Unilateralism Obstructs Power-Sharing in Zimbabwe
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Last week, Robert Mugabe unilaterally appointed his own ministers to all key positions. Last week, Robert Mugabe unilaterally appointed his own ministers to all key positions. In ...

Sept. 11 Families Join Nonviolence Efforts in Iraq
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p>Please, spread the message: There is not only violence in Iraq, there is something more -- people are building peace and seeking real change. Please, ...

A 'Call and Response' to End Modern Slavery
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.callandresponse.com"></a></p> Last week two films were released that present propagandized visions of the Unite ...

VP Debate's Blind Spots on Darfur
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

In last week's debate, Gwen Ifill, Sen. Biden, and Gov. In last week's debate, Gwen Ifill, Sen. Biden, and Gov. Palin all got it part wrong on Darfur: they implied that ...

Power Struggles Continue in Zimbabwe and South Africa
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

"When two elephants fight it is the grass that suffers." - African proverb</p> "When two elephants fight it is the grass that suffers." - African proverb ...

A Historic Week for South Africa
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

The political events in South Africa over the last week have been historical The political events in South Africa over the last week have been historical Thank you so much ...

Micah's Challenge to the Future President
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

Yesterday, the United Nations met to discuss our progress toward cutting global poverty in half by 2015. Tonight, the U.S. Yesterday, the United Nations met to discuss our progres ...

Common Ground With the Muslim World
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

they do." (Majeed 24:41) The Koran calls the pagan practice of slitting the ears of animals "devilish ...

A 'Micah Challenge' to U.S. Christians
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

This week, with the news of the U.S. financial crisis dominating the headlines, the United Nations General Assembly opened its annual meeting. This week, with the news of the U.S. ...

Loving Our Neighbors When Times are Hard
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Times are hard. I work at a homeless shelter for single men wit ...

Seeking a More Just Economy
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>I have had the opportunity to consider and write about the economic disparities and realities in ...

Zimbabwe's Leaders Sign Compromise Agreement
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<blockquote style="margin-right: 0px" dir="ltr"><p align="left">The agreement we sign today is a product of painful compromise. The agr ...

A Colombian Peacemaker's 'Option for Civil Resistance'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>We are deeply concerned. We are deeply concerned. Attempts are being made to link Héctor Mondragón to the FARC guerilla movement in Colombia's paper of record, ...

Reaching Out Across Differences
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

I have paid keen interest to this current presidential race. I have paid keen interest to this current presidential race. Being from another country, the whole process is quite fa ...

Charlie Wilson's Warning
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Coinciding with the visit of a dear friend who's spent the past few years working in Afghanistan for both development NGOs and (non-U.S.) government agencies, the DVD of Charlie Wilson's War ...

Cakes, Crumbs, and Surprises in Zimbabwe
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

The "cake" vs. "crumbs" power-sharing struggle continues in Zimbabwe. The "cake" vs. "crumbs" power-sharing struggle continues in Zimbabwe. ...

Who's Winning in Colombia's Conflict?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

What have you heard about the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/13/AR2008051300800.html">paramilitary leaders extradited to the U.S</a>. ...

Another Religious Swing Vote
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

One of the stories I first heard on my recent visit to Australia was about what helped swing the vote last November to Kevin Rudd, the new Labor prime minister. One of the stories ...

A Prime Minister's Preferential Option for the Poor, and the Planet
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Last weekend in Australia, I had the opportunity to have a four-hour dinner conversation with Kevin Rudd, the new prime minister. Last weekend in Australia, I had the opportunity ...

A Prime Minister's Preferential Option for the Poor, and the Planet
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Last weekend in Australia, I had the opportunity to have a four-hour dinner conversation with Kevin Rudd, the new prime minister. Last weekend in Australia, I had the opportunity ...

Carter and Hamas
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

April 24, 2008 12:09 PM Great post and thought provoking. This is my take. Carter did talk ...