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Janna Hunter-Bowman: U.S.-Trained Colombian General Has Terrorist Ties

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This piece by Adam Isacson of the Center for International Policy is particularly revealing of the high-level links between members of the Colombian government (including military) and right-wing paramilitary groups that are included on the U.S. list of World Terrorist […]

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Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on the House-budget, Iran-British captives, Iraq-Senate, Iraq-Saudis, Arab-Israeli peace offer, US attorney firings, immigration, Massachusetts-Sudan disinvestment, poverty-New York City, social networking, abortion, and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full […]

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Verse of the Day: Those Who Turn Justice into Wormwood

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Ah, you that turn justice to wormwood, and bring righteousness to the ground! … They hate the one who reproves in the gate, and they abhor the one who speaks the truth. Therefore because you trample on the poor and […]

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Voice of the Day: Evgarius the Solitary

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Whoever loves true prayer and yet becomes angry or resentful is his own enemy. He is like a man who wants to see clearly and yet inflicts damage on his own eyes. – Evgarius the Solitary Treatise on Prayer, 64. […]

Elizabeth Palmberg: Not So Fast

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Last week Congress started to inject just a bit of sanity and morality into the discussion about proposed trade agreements with Colombia, Peru, Panama, and South Korea. A congressional proposal, whose full text has not been publicly released, would seek […]

Chuck Gutenson: Taking Radical Islam Seriously

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I was recently engaged in conversation with a friend who recounted an interesting dialog. He was being asked a number of questions about Islam. Since it was unclear where the questioner was heading, my friend asked. The response went something […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Iran, immigration, Arab League Summit, Iraq- Congress vs President, budget, inequality rising, presidential politics, Tuskegee airmen, women in prison, religion and select editorials. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news […]

Voice of the Day: Cyril on Baptism

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Great indeed is the baptism which is offered you. It is a ransom to captives; the remission of offences; the death of sin; the regeneration of the soul; the garment of light; the holy seal indissoluble; the chariot to heaven; […]

Verse of the Day: Love Your Enemies

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“You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.” But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father […]

Video: Iran Delegation on PBS’s NOW

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The delegation of religious leaders – including Sojourners/Call to Renewal’s Jeff Carr – that recently traveled to Iran was the subject of last week’s NOW. From the PBS summary: Producer Jamila Paksima revisits her birth country of Iran with American […]

Amy Sullivan: Republicans Don’t Own Evangelicals

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I still have another month on self-imposed blogging hiatus so that I can finish my book. But I couldn’t let this pass without comment. Rod Dreher quotes Stuart Rothenberg, who shoots down the idea that Democrats can pick up votes […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Iraq-Senate, Iran-UK Soldiers, Homeless in New Orleans, Iraq- war, Iran-U.S. are games, Congo, Senator Webb’s gun incident, equal rights, prayers for Tony Snow, and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail […]

Verse of the Day: Rebelling Against the Light

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There are those who rebel against the light, who are not acquainted with its ways, and do not stay in its paths. The murderer rises at dusk to kill the poor and needy, and in the night is like a […]

Voice of the Day: Monika K. Hellwig

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To be a follower of Jesus means in the first place to enter by compassion into his experience, with all that it expresses of the divine and of the human. And it means in the second place to enter with […]

Jim Wallis: Prioritize the Poor

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Last week, Sojourners/Call to Renewal joined many other advocates in asking the Senate to take a step toward a moral budget. In a letter that went to every senator, I requested that each “make sure to prioritize poor and working […]

Will Braun: The Corporate-Contemplative Clash

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Who doesn’t like a good underdog story? … David versus Goliath always makes good copy, especially when the adversaries are as polarized as the oft-demonized retail giant and a Jesuit priest. … But what happens when Goliath wins?” So says […]

Ryan Beiler: Daily News Digest

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the latest reports on Israel-Palestine, Darfur, Iraq, attorney firings, Iran, Guantanamo trial, slavery, Colombia, gays and lesbians and the church, and Big Brother Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Israel-Palestine. Israel agrees […]

Verse of the Day: Peace from Trusting in the Lord

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Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace—in peace because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock. For he has brought low the inhabitants of the height; the […]

Voice of the Day: Saint Teresa of Avila

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Water comes from its own source which is God. And since God desires to do so … God produces this delight with the greatest peace and quite and sweetness in the very interior part of ourselves. I don’t know from […]

Becky Garrison: Easter for the Outcasts

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As expected, I get a lot of Christian press releases around Christmas and Easter. Most of the material gets circular filed under “been there, done that;” “would love to attend, but I have too many other Christian commitments;” or “Christ […]

Christine Mihevc: Policeman Saves Local Peace Witness

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As part of the Christian Peace Witness for Iraq, more than 200 local vigils were organized around the U.S. – plus Canada and the U.K. – to coincide with the D.C. service, march, and vigil at the White House. This […]

Brian McLaren: Knee-Deep in a Swamp

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I took my day off yesterday and completed an annual pilgrimage of mine, a pilgrimage that began when I was a boy. I used to walk hand-in-hand with my dad to a pond near our home in upstate New York, […]

Ryan Beiler: Daily News Digest

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the latest reports on Iraq and Congress, Guantanamo tribunals, Iran, Israel-Palestine, Zimbabwe, Northern Ireland, Colombia, and U.S. attorney firings Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Iraq-Congress. Dems Challenge Bush With Iraq Timetable […]

Verse of the Day: “Seek Good Not Evil”

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Seek good and not evil, that you may live; and so the Lord, the God of hosts, will be with you, just as you have said. Hate evil and love good, and establish justice in the gate; it may be […]

Voice of the Day: Mother Teresa

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To show great love for God and our neighbor we need not do great things. It is how much love we put in the doing that makes our offering something beautiful for God. – Mother Teresa from “A Gift for […]

Jim Wallis: Four from Spokane

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As Dean Sam Lloyd welcomed us to the Christian Peace Witness for Iraq service at the Washington National Cathedral, he began by saying that he had just heard the most amazing story. He told us of four people from Spokane, […]

Ryan Beiler: Evangelicals and the El Mozote Massacre

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This past week has been a blur of activity with the Christian Peace Witness for Iraq, but I didn’t want to let the passing of Rufina Amaya go unmentioned on this blog. If that name is unfamiliar to you, Amaya […]

Jim Wallis: Not Another Dime

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Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) is known as the “conscience of the House.” He was the young civil rights leader who was beaten, nearly to death, on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, on the infamous “Bloody Sunday” that led […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Iran capturing British soldiers, Elizabeth Edwards, Iraq-Congress, Iraq deputy prime minister injured, Iraq- shell lands near Secretary-General, US military, Christians flee-, DC voting rights, immigration, Sudan-Chad, and select Op-Eds. Sign up to receive our daily news […]

Verse of the Day: Refuge and Shelter

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For you have been a refuge to the poor, a refuge to the needy in their distress, a shelter from the rainstorm and a shade from the heat. – Isaiah 25:4-4 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse […]

Voice of the Day: Beth Richardson on Wholeness in God

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Wholeness for us, as people of God,is moving ever toward oneness with God,regardless of the conditionof our bodies,our lives,our minds.Everyone equally has a capacityto be whole.Wholeness is a gift from God. – Beth A. Richardsonin “Alive Now!” March/April 1992.

Elnour Adam: A Voice from Darfur

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Elnour Adam is Projects Director at the Darfur Rehabilitation Project. Sojourners spoke with him recently at Ecumenical Advocacy Days. What is The Darfur Rehabilitation Project? The Darfur Rehabilitation Project is a U.S.-based Darfurian NGO, advocating for the people, Darfur’s peoples’ […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on immigration, White House subpoenas, the Episcopal Church, Iraq-Congress, climate change, Iran, U.S. food aid, Darfur, and select Op-Eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Iraq-Congress. House Democrats Weigh […]

Verse of the Day: Humility

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“Why do we fast, but you do not see? Why humble ourselves, but you do not notice?” Look, you serve your own interest on your fast day, and oppress all your workers. Look, you fast only to quarrel and to […]

Voice of the Day: Dom Helder Camara

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When shall we have the courage to outgrow the charity mentality and see that at the bottom of all relations between rich and poor there is a problem of justice? – Dom Helder Camara + Sign up to receive our […]

Bernice Powell Jackson: Hope Does Not Disappoint Us

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Bernice Powell Jackson was one of several speakers at the March 16 Christian Peace Witness for Iraq service at the National Cathedral. This is the prepared text of her message that evening.+ Watch video of the entire service Hope. In […]

Video: Peace Witness Cathedral Service

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The Washington National Cathedral has released streaming video of Friday night’s Christian Peace Witness for Iraq service in it’s entirety. Watch it:

Voice of the Day: Susanna Wesley

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Help me, O Lord, to make a true use of all disappointments and calamities in this life, in such a way that they may unite my heart more closely with you. Cause them to separate my affections from worldly things […]

Verse of the Day: Reconciliation

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So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on federal prosecutors, Sudan-Darfur, immigration, Iraq-Congress, Iraq-antiwar, Iran, climate change, abortion, and health insurance. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Iraq-Congress. Democrats Split on Iraq Bill – “One of […]

Celeste Zappala: A Mother’s Cry for Peace

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Celeste Zappala was one of several speakers at the March 16 Christian Peace Witness for Iraq service at the National Cathedral. This is the prepared text of her message that evening. + Watch video of the entire service Good evening, […]

Jeff Carr: Iraq Veterans Memorial

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While we are against the war, we certainly recognize and honor the sacrifice and suffering of so many families who have lost a loved one in this war. I don’t know about you, but sometimes the news coverage and the […]

Randall Balmer: Moral Myopia on the Right

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You would think that the people who want creationism or intelligent design taught in the public schools would evince some concern for the handiwork of the intelligent designer. You might think that the human costs wrought by global warming – […]

Verse of the Day: Justice and Redemption

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You shall not deprive a resident alien or an orphan of justice; you shall not take a widow’s garment in pledge. Remember that you were a slave in Egypt and the Lord your God redeemed you from there; therefore I […]

Voice of the Day: Marjorie J. Thompson

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Do you believe that God is present in the smile of a child, in the tears of a parent’s grief over a suffering adolescent, in the sudden breakthrough of understading between quarreling spouses? Eternal truths can be learned by observing […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Iraq war-fifth anniversary, Iran, climate change, Iraq-poll of Iraqi opinion, Iraq aniversary-vigils, Immigration, Darfur, Episcopal Church, climate change, history, and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: […]

Jim Wallis: Marching Orders

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On Friday, I shared a preview of my speech for the Christian Peace Witness for Iraq. Here is the full text of my message at the National Cathedral, where I and other religious leaders spoke to a capacity crowd before […]

Duane Shank: More Than 200 Arrested in Christian Peace Witness

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With much hard work and prayer – and despite frigid temperatures with rain and sleet – the Christian Peace Witness for Iraq was a moving and inspiring event. More than 3,000 people gathered at the Washington National Cathedral and then […]

Snapshot: Christian Peace Witness for Iraq

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Look for more coverage soon, but here’s a first look at Friday night’s Christian Peace Witness for Iraq in Washington, D.C., as marchers flooded 16th Street on their way to the White House: photo by Ryan Beiler

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest reports on the Christian Peace Witness for Iraq, the Iraq war, Iran, the U.S. military, immigration, North Korea, nuclear weapons, federal prosecutors, the Supreme Court, global warming, anti-war Evangelicals, and select editorials Sign up to receive our daily […]

Voice of the Day: Thomas Merton on Peace

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Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience. – Thomas Merton, from “Thomas Merton on Peace” […]

Verse of the Day: In God We Trust

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Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm. – Psalms 20:7-8 + Sign up […]

Jim Wallis: Ending the War is a Matter of Faith

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Several thousand Christians from around the country will gather at the Washington National Cathedral this evening for a Christian Peace Witness for Iraq worship service, followed by a candlelight procession to the White House. This is an excerpt from the […]

Verse of the Day: “Give liberally”

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Give liberally and be ungrudging when you do so, for on this account the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake. – Deuteronomy 15:10-10 + Sign up to receive our social […]

Voice of the Day: Frederick D. Huntington

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It is not scientific doubt, not atheism, not pantheism, not agnosticism, that in our day and in this land is likely to quench the light of the gospel. It is a proud, sensuous, selfish, luxurious, church-going, hollow-hearted prosperity. – Frederic […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest reports on Iraq and Congress, antiwar protests, Iran, the Mideast, presidential politics and marriage, U.K. churches and the MDGs, and E.J Dionne on “Christians Who Won’t Toe the Line” Sign up to receive our daily news summary via […]

Jim Wallis: Evangelicals Against Torture

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The struggle against torture and cruel treatment of prisoners by the U.S. received a major boost this week. In its recently concluded meeting, the National Association of Evangelicals board of directors last weekend endorsed an important new statement – An […]

Voice of the Day: Elizabeth O’Connor on gifts

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The identifying of gifts brings to the fore [a] large issue in our lives – the issue of commitment. Somehow if I name my gift and it is confirmed, I cannot “hang loose” in the same way. I would much […]

Verse of the Day: “Good News”

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When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?” Jesus answered them, “Go and […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest reports on Al Qaeda, Iraq and Congress, Iraq and the military, evangelicals against war, immigration, Darfur, British nuclear weapons, health insurance, education, presidential politics, and “Reports of the GOP’s Death…” Sign up to receive our daily news summary […]

Diana Butler Bass: Audio: The Practice of Diversity

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Hear a recent sermon by Diana at Calvary Episcopal Church in Memphis, Tennessee. + Listen to the streaming audio Diana Butler Bass (www.dianabutlerbass.com) is the author of Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church is Transforming the […]

Geoff Thale: George’s Curious Adventures in South America

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President Bush is finishing a trip to Latin America – a trip that the White House has billed as advancing “the cause of social justice in Latin America.” From the rhetoric, you’d think that the president has finally recognized that […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on children’s health insureance, envangelicals for human rights, attorney general, Iraq, President in Latin America, climate change, Pope and non-negotiables, immigration, fair trade and select Op-Eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » […]

Voice of the Day: Alexander Schmemann

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Bright Sadness is the true message and gift of Lent: … the sadness of my exile, of the waste I have made of my life; the brightness of God’s presence and forgiveness, the joy of the recovered desire for God, […]

Verse of the Day: Solidarity in Suffering

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For the hurt of my poor people I am hurt, I mourn, and dismay has taken hold of me. Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then has the health of my poor people not […]

Jim Wallis: The Big Debate

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Last week, a letter from James Dobson and friends to the board of the National Association of Evangelicals challenged NAE vice president Rich Cizik’s efforts on global warming as “dividing and demoralizing,” and shifting “the emphasis away from the great […]

Verse of the Day: Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

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You do well if you really fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you show partiality, you commit sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. – James 2:8-9 […]

Frida Berrigan: Gold Star for New Nukes?

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At the beginning of March, the National Nuclear Security Administration announced the winner of the so-called “Reliable Replacement Warhead” competition that pitted the nuclear laboratories against each other. Lawrence Livermore won out against its long-time rival Los Alamos. If all […]

Elise Elzinga: Hope from Despair in Cambodia’s Sex Trade

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The reality of Cambodia’s sex trafficking industry was vividly exposed to me one humid afternoon as I sat on a courtroom bench in Phnom Penh. I was sitting with four young girls as their sellers were escorted into the room. […]

Voice of the Day: Parker Palmer

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What God requires of those who call on God’s name is responsive servanthood. God wishes to act in and through us, so Christian hope does not relieve men and women of responsibility. We are not primarily responsible for shrewd analysis […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on immigration legislation, Iraq veterans, Darfur, Immigration-Bush in Guatemala, Iran, NAE Torture statement, federal prosecutors, Republican poll, and select Op-Eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Immigration-Bush in Guatemala. […]

Brian McLaren: Joseph, Noah, and Pre-emptive Preservation

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I’ve been thinking about the recent controversy regarding James Dobson and other conservative religious leaders who wrote a letter criticizing Richard Cizik and the National Association of Evangelicals for taking the threat of global warming seriously. They described global warming […]

Elizabeth Palmberg: Sick of Corporate Trade

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Who do you think should give nuts-and-bolts advice to help craft trade agreements that can cut Third World AIDS sufferers’ ability to buy lifesaving generic medicines? a) Pharmaceutical corporations, b) other large corporations, or c) public health advocates, including religious […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Share abundantly’

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Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having […]

Voice of the Day: Bonganjalo Goba

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The conversion experience is a personal transformation that involves a change from an old primary allegiance to a new commitment to God in Christ. It is a change which brings about healing and liberation.-Bonganjalo Gobafrom the Journal of Theology for […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on the NAE and the religious Right, Iraq, presidential politics, Bush in Columbia, Iran, Mideast, attorney general, Darfur, and select Op-Eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: NAE & […]

Jim Wallis: Budgets are Moral Documents Part II: Real Security

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In a meeting of religious leaders this week with a number of U.S. senators, one senator opened the meeting by saying, we agree with you that budgets are moral documents, and that’s what we want to talk about today. As […]

Scot McKnight: A Boring Box of Bones

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I’ll make a confession. I’ve lived long enough to see the emergence, the trend, and now the aging of the genre of Easter ambulance-chasing publishers. Every Lent, as Christians afflict themselves with minor fasting in order to participate more directly […]

Bob Francis: Your Comments on Dobson and Warming

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First of all, kudos to those who took the high road this week when commenting on our global warming posts. While there are still occasional exceptions, most of you displayed graciousness and civility, even in disagreement. And if I am […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Iraq, crime rise, billionaires, Iran, nuclear weapons, Bush in Brazil, FBI errors, children’s health insurance, and heating assistance. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Iraq-Congress. Democrats shift iraq […]

Verse of the Day: Love Your Neighbor

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You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against any of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord. – Leviticus 19:18-18+ Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day […]

Voice of the Day: Desmond Tutu

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For many of us it is not our politics that constrains us to say and do what we do and say in opposition to apartheid and in working for a new South Africa. It is precisely our relationship with God, […]

Lyndsay Moseley: Jonah’s Warning and Global Warming

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I agree with Brian McLaren: The recent letter written by James Dobson and others to the National Association of Evangelicals – in reference to Rev. Richard Cizik’s leadership about global warming – is a sign of progress; evidence of the […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Iran, Darfur, homeless in New York City, Iraq, immigration, foreign policy, climate change, religion, federal prosecutors, libby conviction and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Iraq-Congress. […]

Verse of the Day: “Thanks to the Lord”

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With my mouth I will give great thanks to the Lord; I will praise him in the midst of the throng. For [the Lord] stands at the right hand of the needy, to save them from those who would condemn […]

Voice of the Day: “The Word of God Incarnate”

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For in Christ and through Christ and because of Christ Christians have been given a revealed insight into God’s nature and character. … This understanding of God was vindicated for us in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, whom […]

Chuck Gutenson: Iran, Neocons, and Christianity

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There are some articles that one should not have to write. The thesis they defend should be so obvious that setting it forward should be unnecessary. However, there has been a remarkable degree of saber-rattling toward Iran over the last […]

Bill McKibben: Drown Your Neighbor

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You can almost hear the desperation creeping into James Dobson’s voice. His attacks on Rich Cizik (and all the other millions of evangelicals working on creation care) are ludicrous. There is not a “heated controversy throughout the world” about whether […]

Becky Garrison: Coulter Christianity?

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Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and other New Atheists cite Fred Phelps, Jerry Falwell, and Ann Coulter as ontological proof that all Christians are hypocrites. Using this logic, I could turn the tables around and pick out, say, the Marquis de […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The lastest news on Libby convicted, Iraq, Federal prosecuters testify, children’s health insurance, Iran, Afghanistan, North Korea, the death penalty, and select editorials.Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Libby convicted. Libby Found […]

Verse of the Day: Greed

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This was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. – Ezekiel 16:49-49 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse […]

Voice of the Day: Gandhi

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The earth provides enough resources for everyone’s need, but not for some people’s greed. – Mahatma Gandhi + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail

Jim Wallis: Dr. Dobson, Let’s Have a Real Debate

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James Dobson’s letter attacking Rich Cizik of the National Association of Evangelicals has caused a firestorm, and maybe the beginning of a really good dialogue. Brian McLaren’s post yesterday pointed out that the letter from Dobson and friends actually acknowledged […]

Jeff Carr: Talking About Iran with Hannity and Colmes

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Watch it:

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Iraq-Congress, Iran, presidential politics, veterans and medical care, Afghanistan, health insurance, faith and politics, Latin America, nuclear weapons, mideast, religion, Darfur, and select Op-Eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full […]

Verse of the Day: “People of this Generation”

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“To what then will I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, “We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; […]

Voice of the Day: Richard Foster

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With a power given from above we shout, “No!” to him who promises the whole world if we will only worship him. We crucify the old mechanisms of power- push, drive, climb, grasp, trample. We turn instead to the new […]

Brian McLaren: Anti-Anti-Global-Warming Group’s Silver Lining

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I am sitting in a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and I just read Jim Wallis’ recent post about global warming, responding to the recent letter written by several leaders of the Religious Right. The version of Christianity represented in […]

Jeff Carr: Solidarity with Iran’s Christian Minority

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My guess is that most Americans either don’t know or don’t think much about Christians in Iran. The country is, after all, the Islamic Republic of Iran, a theocratic state where Islam is the state religion. While Islam is certainly […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Dems in Selma, marriage decline, veterans health care, Iraq, Afghanistan, NAACP President resigns, Gordon Brown, Iran, Taxcredits for middle class, evangelicals and global warming, Republicans, nuclear weapons, foreign policy, and select Op-Eds. Sign up to receive […]

Voice of the Day: Peter Gomes

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It is not we who do Christ the favor of worshiping him; it is Christ who empowers us by strengthening us, and enabling us to fight for the things that are worth fighting for, the things that endure; and that […]

Verse of the Day: Loving Your Enemies

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Do to others as you would have them do to you. If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. If you do good to those who do […]

Jim Wallis: Dobson and Friends, Outside the Mainstream, Get Personal on Global Warming

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Once again, the hard-core Religious Right has gone on the attack, orchestrating a new campaign to advance their Far Right political views. In a letter to the chairman of the National Evangelical Association Board, James Dobson, Tony Perkins, Gary Bauer, […]

Rose Marie Berger: Time for a Gulf Coast WPA?

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As we cross the year and a half mark since the United States lost more than 1,500 people, a major American city, and had roughly 90,000 square miles devastated by the perfect storms of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Bush, I […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on foreign policy, the new hydrogen bomb, climate change-the religous right, Iraq war funding, hospital scandal, Iran-Saudi summit, foreign policy, health insurance, union organizing, and conservative discontent. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail […]

Voice of the Day: Vandana Shiva

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We are reclaiming a world precariously on the edge. We take action not with arrogance and certainty, but with humility and uncertainty. It is our giving that counts – not our success. But in selfless giving, we have victories. And […]

Verse of the Day: Providing for the Poor

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When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very edges of your field, or gather the gleanings of your harvest; you shall leave them for the poor and for the alien: I am the […]

Jim Wallis: Crisis in the Village

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A new book just came out that you don’t want to miss. It’s by my good friend, Robert Franklin, who is the Distinguished Professor of Social Ethics at Emory University. He is someone I have come to deeply respect as […]

Verse of the Day: Clothed in Righteousness

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I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; my justice was like a robe and a turban. I was eyes to the blind, and feet to the lame. I was a father to the needy, and I championed the cause […]

Randy Woodley: Is U.S. Democracy A Failed Experiment?

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It’s a question I had to finally face because it has been gnawing at me for years, just below the surface. As a Native American and a student of history, I know of the hypocrisy, the constant sway towards American […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on politics-McCain to run, Iraq-regional conference, Iraq-war, child care, church-state, Darfur, immigration, Episcopal church, and select Op-Eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Iraq-regional conference. Iran to Join Iraq […]

Voice of the Day: James Baldwin

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In a society that is entirely hostile, and, by its nature, seems determined to cut you down – that has cut down so many in the past and cuts down so many every day – it begins to be almost […]

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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

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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

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Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)
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