God's Politics
December 2006 Archives

The important thing about protest is not so much the short-range possibility of changing the direction of policies, but the longer range aim of helping everyone gain an entirely new attitude toward war. Far from doing this, much current protest […]

Oppressing the poor in order to enrich oneself, and giving to the rich, will lead only to loss. – Proverbs 22:16-16 + Sign up to receive our verse of the day via e-mail

I may not have school-age kids like Bart Campolo, but this list represents pretty much everything I’ve read this year – as much as I’d like to pretend that these are the “best” of the many many volumes I’ve consumed. […]

A Godly Hero, by Michael KazinTo the Mountaintop, by Stewart BurnsFor the Nations, by John Howard YoderThe Conscience of a Liberal, by Paul WellstoneGandhi and Beyond, by David CortrightAt Canaan’s Edge, Taylor Branch Duane Shank is senior policy adviser for […]

Judging from your comments, my piece on the passing of former president Gerald Ford seems to have rubbed some people on both sides the wrong way. Some think that by contrasting his decency and honesty to the current administration I […]

the latest reports on Gerald Ford, James Brown, John Edwards candidacy, poverty and obesity, domestic violence, U.S. population at 300 million, human trafficking, Saddam Hussein, Iraq, Somalia, cloned food and select op-eds Sign up to receive our daily news summary […]

People often ask me what I’m reading. This year, I read a lot of books on politics—and was impressed by a number of important books such as State of Denial, The Looming Tower, and The Audacity of Hope. But my […]

I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. – Elie Wiesel + Sign up […]

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. – James 1:27-27 + Sign up to receive our verse of […]

the latest reports on Gerald Ford’s legacy, James Brown’s funeral, the murder rate, Ethiopia-Somalia, Iran, Iraq policy and interfaith dialogueSign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Gerald R. Ford. 38th President Leaves A […]

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