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Hannah Lythe 02-16-2011

The United States has already spent $3 trillion on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Cesar Baldelomar 02-16-2011

On May 30, 2009, a terrorist attack in Arizona ended the lives of two U.S. citizens -- a Latino man and his 9-year-old daughter.

There is a Haitian proverb that says after every mountain, there is another mountain.
Betsy Shirley 02-14-2011
I love Indiana. I love driving through cornfields, playing Euchre, and getting swept up in basketball-mania.
Allen Johnson 02-14-2011

In the old days, in the coal towns of West Virginia, winter was a time when folks hunkered around the pot-bellied stove and whiled away time spinning stories. At times, someone would fiddle with the draft, poke the coal embers, and release an extra dollop of acrid coal smell. Houses were drafty. Your front side facing the stove could be burning up, your backside shivering cold.

Christine Sine 02-09-2011

Yesterday I received my email copy of ePistle, Evangelicals for Social Action’s weekly electronic communication. This article discussing the situation in the Ivory Coast and the former president Laurent Gbagbo immediately caught my attention:

“The Ivory Coast is on the brink of civil war, and chocolate companies could play a critical role in saving lives and bringing peace.

Bill Mefford 02-08-2011
The nearly 2.3 million people in U.S.
Eugene Cho 02-03-2011
Hi everyone. I'm currently in Washington, D.C.
02-03-2011
Within the American news cycle, the front-and-center story about Egypt has three areas of interest: What will it mean for Egypt?

Before the 2011 State of the Union address, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41276794/ns/msnbc_tv-hardball_with_chris_mat..." target=

Mark Lotwis 01-25-2011
I have encouraging news from South Sudan, and I have troubling news from Darfur. Let's start with the South:

My grandfather taught me that "There is magic and meaning in every moment." These words were passed down to him from his grandfather, and from his grandfather's grandfather, and I witness the truth of those words with my eyes every day. I have come to realize that as Shakespeare wrote, they are "upon me proved." As an undocumented immigrant, I do not need to be accepted into your terrestrially timed nation-state to be the human I was created to be. My life trajectory has a destiny and fate that is not controlled by the powers of empire. As my grandfather taught me, I am sure that there is magic and meaning in my life. Love is what brought me into this world, and it is by compassion and grace that I was raised. I am done begging, sitting, waiting, and crying at your doorstep.

George Mitrovich 01-19-2011
Sargent Shriver was one of the most attractive, dynamic, and accomplished men of his time. When President John F. Kennedy chose Mr.
Troy Jackson 01-17-2011
Over the years, I have read thousands upon thousands of pages on the life of Dr.
Jim Wallis 01-11-2011

The horrible shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others is an important American moment.

Duane Shank 01-06-2011
Today, the new 112th Congress convenes.
Samuel Nichols 01-04-2011

For nearly six years, the Palestinian residents of the West Bank village of Bil'in have held a weekly nonviolent demonstration against the separation wall -- a barrier cutting through large portions of

Duane Shank 01-03-2011
Every day as I review the news, I'm conscious of stories relating to religious faith.
Bethany Anderson 12-27-2010

Maria, 7, and Lupe, 3, are our next-door neighbors. For some reason, they have decided they like coming to our house. I'm not exactly sure why, we have nothing that I would consider appealing to a 3- and 7-year-old, but they come ... almost daily. Because of this, and our history with their family over the past few years, we have gotten to know their story quite intimately.

Some people in the world are large. They occupy a large space, cast a large shadow, reach for large and lofty goals.

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