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Efrem Smith 10-12-2009
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke often of something he called the beloved community. This was the title given to describe a reality in which freedom, love, justice, and reconciliation would reign.
Randy Woodley 10-12-2009
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As an explorer, Columbus was not the first to reach the Western Hemisphere. Native Americans had been here for 10,000-20,000 years, and Vikings and Chinese are among those others who hold prior claims. Even after four attempts, Columbus never realized his goal of finding a western ocean route to Asia. As a “founding father type figure” he never set foot in what is now considered America but landed in the present day Bahamas, Cuba, and Haiti. 

As a Christian example he enacted terrible cruelties to friendly natives: assuming unlawful rights of authority; robbing and subjugating whole nations of their freedom and entire capital; allowing his men to rape, murder and pillage at will; and deliberately leading the way for the genocide of millions, considered by many to be the worst demographic catastrophe in recorded history.

So why do Americans celebrate Columbus Day?

Lisa Sharon Harper 09-25-2009
The following is a message delivered at the "Stand for Freedom in Iran" rally that took place yesterday at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, across from the United Nations.
Julie Clawson 08-31-2009
I, along with the rest of the nation, have watched in horror this past week as the details of the J
Julie Clawson 07-15-2009

I've been following the news story of New Zealand Olympic hopeful Logan Campbell. If you haven't heard, he's the taekwondo athlete who said he was forced to open a brothel to cover his training expenses for the 2012 London Olympics.

Rose Marie Berger 07-10-2009
The number of executions worldwide nearly doubled last year compared with 2007, according to a http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/ACT50/003/2009/en/0b789cb1-baa8-...
Edward Gilbreath 07-06-2009

You can't do church in the 21st century without a vision for cultural diversity, says author and theologian Soong-Chan Rah.

Leroy Barber 06-22-2009

I attended a majority white high school in the late '70s and since that time my life has been one cross-cultural bowl of spaghetti. It tastes good but is really messy, sometimes sauce all over your shirt.

Oscar Perry Abello 06-10-2009
If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime. If you teach his wife how to fish, you feed the whole family for a lifetime.
Eugene Cho 06-05-2009

Welcome to the month of June. Did you know that May is considered Asian Pacific Heritage Month? Don't worry, most folks don't know or care either.

Eugene Cho 05-15-2009

I'll be honest. I get timid writing these kind of posts. I'm scared of being labeled an angry or bitter Asian. I'm scared of the emails that come in. I'm scared of being de-invited for speaking gigs

Doctors who are working in the war zone in northern Sri Lanka
Mimi Haddad 05-11-2009
I enjoy addressing the contributions of women in history at Christian colleges or universities.
Eugene Cho 04-20-2009
Ministry has its up and downs. Such is life.
Julie Clawson 03-23-2009
Last week Eugene Cho posted his thoughts on how it hurt him and his children when people,
Seth Naicker 03-06-2009
I guess that people are on a journey when it comes to faith. Some admit to being on a journey, while there are those who state they have arrived.
Eugene Cho 12-01-2008
In every culture and in every part of the world, this injustice is present. What is the oldest injustice in the world?

It is the way that "we" view, treat, and oppress women.

Neil Watkins 11-21-2008

Twenty heads of state descended upon Washington this past weekend to discuss the global financial crisis and how to solve it. A communiqué and action plan came out of the meeting, but without President-elect Obama there, few had expected much to come in terms of concrete results

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