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Ruth Hawley-Lowry 8-28-2009

Forty-six years ago, on Aug. 28, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood and gave the "I Have a Dream" speech [full video below]. And even this sentence reveals one of the fundamental struggles that continues in our nation.

Edward Gilbreath 8-13-2009
It has now been a couple of weeks since President Obama convened what was infamously dubbed the "Beer Summit." You know the story by n
Gareth Higgins 8-10-2009
Regular readers will know that in the past year, I embarked on a genuinely life-altering journey. I emigrated to the United States, got married, and now make my home in North Carolina.
Cathleen Falsani 7-31-2009

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God."

- Jesus in the gospel of St. Matthew

"From man's sweat and God's love, beer came into the world."

- St. Arnold of Metz, patron saint of brewers

Jim Wallis 7-29-2009
I have been away for the last couple of weeks, first for a family wedding and reunion on a lake in northern Michigan, and then at the Chautauqua conference center in rural New York state.
Audio of the 911 call that brought Sgt. James Crowley to the home of Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Melvin Bray 7-28-2009
Americans are dying for want of health care.
Brian McLaren 7-27-2009
I think President Obama was right to soften the tone of his statement the other day on the Gates arre
Edward Gilbreath 7-23-2009

Are we living in the golden age of racial debates? Every week seems to bring some new wrinkle in the national conversation about race, class, and ethnicity. And with the emergence of social media, we can now engage in these conversations with ever-greater frequency and intensity.

Judge Sonia Sotomayor's approval as a U.S.
Bart Campolo 7-17-2009
Recently a bunch of people e-mailed me the same New York Times column, which cited a variety of scientific research s

A white woman is raped by a black man in North Carolina. During the assault, she studies his face, determined to bring him to justice. She later identifies a suspect both in photos and in-person line-ups. Only she's wrong.

Eugene Cho 7-09-2009
I really hope no one gets offended
Alan Bean 7-08-2009

What lessons do we take away from the Jena 6 story? Six young men won't be dragging a felony conviction into adult life. That's reason for rejoicing, but as this saga approaches its third birthday, it's fair to ask if we have learned anything.

Edward Gilbreath 7-06-2009

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

Edward Gilbreath 6-26-2009
Let the wall-to-wall Michael Jackson coverage continue.
Edward Gilbreath 6-25-2009

It's hot in Chicago. Summer is officially doing its thing.

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