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Yearning to Be Free

This spring 14 undocumented Mexican immigrants died from prolonged exposure to extreme heat in the Arizona desert.

Speaking Truth to Police Power

Truth commissions have brought to light atrocities in South Africa, El Salvador, and elsewhere across the globe. But some feel such hearings are needed closer to home.

Voices, Not Victims

When a University of California campus saw a marked increase in date rape, an unlikely alliance emerged. 

Won't Study War No More

An individual's right to refuse active military service on the grounds of conscience is a "fundamental aspect of the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion..."

As For Me and My Gang, We Shall Serve the Lord

The Un-Chained Gang Motorcycle Ministry is a nondenominational outreach program of born-again outlaw bikers in Bloomington, Indiana. Members take a vow of nonviolence for the sake of Jesus.

Clowns Without Kevlar

When humanitarian intervention sends in the troops, it’s not usually a laughing matter.

A Rabbi, RoundUp, and the All-American Girl

Israeli Rabbi Arik Ascherman of Rabbis for Human Rights, who was arrested this spring for blocking a bulldozer that was in the act of demolishing a Palestinian home in the West Bank.

 

Free Trade for Whom?

Protesters anywhere have a legitimate case to make, as long as it’s not made with violence.

News Bites

Cross Talk. As part of a cultural exchange initiated by the Mennonite Central Committee, Evelyn and Wallace Schellenberger are moving to Qom, Iran. To prepare they met with Dr.

 

Holy Boldness, Batman!

When a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency survey found that one out of every 10 people in Baltimore is a drug addict, Methodist pastor Tim Warner decided enough was enough.

Beyond Voter Registration

A recent survey of political involvement by black churches, conducted by Morehouse College’s "Public Influences of African-American Churches Project"...

Cleans Up the Blue Streak

"Curse Free TV" is a new invention that automatically filters out profanity and other offensive language in television programming.

Why Driving Is Too Cheap

$446.3 billion "social cost" of driving in 2000* (18 cents/mile)

Nosy Neighbor Campaign

Elizabeth Iguago came to the United States from Ecuador to work for an IMF official.

Building Supplies

What can you do about youth violence? 

 

Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Twenty-nine years after the fact, U.K.

Attitudes and Latitudes

Poll by the Program on International Policy Attitudes

 

To Sip or Dip?

Christians who dip their bread in the common Communion cup for fear of diseases are far more likely to get the common cold than those who sip.

Defining Moment

Nike now lets you personalize your shoes by submitting a word or phrase the company will stitch beneath the swoosh.

T'cha From the Old School

Kris Parker, better known as hip-hop legend KRS-One (which stands for Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone), left his job at Warner Bros.