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December 27, 2006 Archives

Voice of the Day: Saint Therese of Lisieux

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What sweet joy to think that the Lord is just, that He takes into account our weakness, and knows perfectly the frailty of our nature. – Saint Therese of Lisieuxfrom “The Little Way for Every Day: Thoughts from Therese of […]

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Verse of the Day: ‘Happy are those…’

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Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps faith forever; who executes justice for the […]

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Michael Battle’s Books of the Year

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The Five People You Meet in Heaven, by Mitch AlbomThe Life of Pi, by Yann MartelIncidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet JacobsThe Singularity Is Near, by Ray KurzweilParadise Lost, by John Milton Michael Battle is Vice […]

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Jim Wallis: Christmas in the Trenches

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We first published this reflection by Jim Wallis in 2002. It has since become our Christmas tradition, kind of our own Charlie Brown Christmas special, if you will. With the ongoing conflicts raging during each passing year, it remains tragically […]

Jeff Halper: The Occupation is the Issue

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Israeli peace activist Jeff Halper continues his dialogue with Virtual Talmud bloggers, this time responding to Rabbi Eliyahu Stern’s post titled, “Mr. Halper, Please Respond to the Facts.” I’ll start responding to Rabbi Stern by registering my disappointment with the […]

Duane Shank: The Madness Must End

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In order to send more troops to Iraq, the Pentagon is recalling many who have already served one or more tours. The human cost of that policy caught my eye in The Washington Post‘s Metro section this morning. This is […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on Gerald Ford’s death, Darfur, the Ethiopia-Somalia conflict, Iraq, congress, Saddam Hussein, presidential politics, faith and politics, James Brown’s passing, and messages from the archbishop of Canterbury and the PopeSign up to receive our daily news summary […]

Duane Shank: The Best Legacy of Gerald Ford

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“Our long national nightmare is over.” With the news of the passing of former President Gerald R. Ford, I can still hear those words. More than thirty years later, it’s difficult to remember the chaos of 1973-74. A year after […]

Brian McLaren’s Books of the Year

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In 2006 I read so many excellent books, old and new. Here are about 20 of my favorites … in no order of importance: Fiction:The Kite Runner, by Khaled HosseiniThe Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara KingsolverSmall Gods, by Terry PratchettMy Name […]

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Why I Work for Immigration Reform (by Patty Kupfer)
When I tell people that I work on immigration reform, they usually laugh or say, "way to pick an easy topic." Everyday it feels like there is more fear, more hate. Raids are picking up in Nevada, California, and New York. A number of senators who supported comprehensive reform only a few months ago

posted 12:30:52pm Oct. 16, 2007 | read full post »

Audio: Jim Wallis on "Value Voters" on The Tavis Smiley Show
Last week Jim was on The Tavis Smiley Show and talked about how the changing political landscape will affect the upcoming '08 election. Jim and Ken Blackwell, former Ohio secretary of state, debated and discussed both the impact of "value voters" on the election and what those values entail. + Down

posted 10:11:56am Oct. 16, 2007 | read full post »

Verse of the Day: 'peace to the far and the near'
I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will lead them and repay them with comfort, creating for their mourners the fruit of the lips. Peace, peace, to the far and the near, says the Lord; and I will heal them. But the wicked are like the tossing sea that cannot keep still; its waters toss u

posted 9:35:01am Oct. 16, 2007 | read full post »

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)
the latest news on Mideast, Iran, Romney-Religious right, Blog action day, Turkey, SCHIP, Iran, Aids-Africa, India, Budget, Brownback-slavery apology, Canada, and selected op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Blog action day. Thousands of bloggers unite in blitz of green

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