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The Power of Nonviolence (by Jim Wallis)

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The news this afternoon from Myanmar/Burma is not good. A recent AP story said that Soldiers clubbed and dragged away activists while firing tear gas and warning shots to break up demonstrations Friday before they could grow, and the government […]

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Not Just Another PC Peace and Justice Group (by Becky Garrison)

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When I got an invitation to attend the launch of New York Faith & Justice (www.nyfaithjustice.org), their mission statement caught my eye. Simply stated, their goals are: Following Christ, uniting the church, and ending poverty in New York through spiritual […]

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NYT: ‘A Pro-Lynching Movie That Even Liberals Can Love’? (by Gareth Higgins)

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It’s intriguing how many current films address questions of revenge and justice. Like all cinematic epidemics, this is a mixed bag, from Quentin Tarantino’s alternately boring and horrifying car-crash fest Death Proof, just released on DVD, to the slasher-style terror […]

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Daily Verse: ‘May the God of hope fill you with all joy’

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May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. – Romans 15:13-13 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse […]

Voice of the Day: Take a Wider View

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Our life is a faint tracing on the surface of mystery, like the idle, curved tunnels of leaf miners on the face of a leaf. We must somehow take a wider view, look at the whole landscape, really see it, […]

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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The latest news on Burma, SCHIP, Iran, SCHIP, Jena, Republican presidential forum, Religious right, Darfur, US military, Blackwater, Climate change, and Faith-based schools-Canada Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

What Happened to You, Mr. President? (by Jim Wallis)

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Dear Mr. President, When I first heard that you were vowing to veto a bipartisan bill to expand child health care, my immediate thought was more personal than political: What has happened to you? I vividly remember a call at […]

Verse of the Day: Grant Justice

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Give counsel, grant justice; make your shade like night at the height of noon; hide the outcasts, do not betray the fugitive; let the outcasts of Moab settle among you; be a refuge to them from the destroyer. – Isaiah […]

Voice of the Day: ‘Let them prefer nothing to Christ.”

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Let them vie in giving one another honor. Let them patiently bear everyone’s weaknesses of body and behavior. Let them compete in obeying one another…. Let them prefer nothing to Christ. May Christ lead us together to eternal life. – […]

Karl Barth Is Going Back to Prison! (by Kevin Lum)

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To everyone who took action and emailed the Bureau of Prisons, thank you! On Sept. 14, Sojourners helped break the story that the federal government had created a list of acceptable religious books and purged all other books from the […]

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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The latest reports on Myanmar/Burma, Immigration, Iran, Myanmar/Burma, Ahmadinejad meets, religious leaders, Iran, Missile defense-Iran, Iraq, Iraq-Congress, Books in prisons, UAW-GM, Presidential debate, Climate change, and the Death penalty Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

A Teachable Moment (by Jim Wallis)

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Before it began, many evangelicals were strong supporters of a war with Iraq. As the death and destruction have continued, some are rethinking that view and coming to oppose the war. David Gushee, professor at Mercer University, has an important […]

Cynicism, Hope, Discipleship, and Democracy (by Tim Nafziger)

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How do we live out God’s call to prophetic witness in an apathetic and disempowered society? How can we learn from others who have remained faithful to Jesus’ radical call in the midst of failure?These don’t sound like the questions […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Christ is proclaimed in every way’

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Some proclaim Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from goodwill. These proclaim Christ out of love, knowing that I have been put here for the defense of the gospel; the others proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition…. What does […]

Voice of the Day: ‘Repent and believe in the gospel’

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Repent and believe in the gospel, Jesus says. Turn around and believe that the good news that we are loved is gooder than we ever dared hope, and that to believe in that good news, to live out of it […]

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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the latest news on Burma/Myanmar, SCHIP, Bush at UN, Ahmadinejad at UN, Iraq, Education report card, Immigration, Political advertising, Episcopal Church, and Religion poll Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Laugh at Ahmadinejad, Don’t Bomb His Country (by Jim Wallis)

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Columbia University students got it right. When Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s bombastic president, told the packed university auditorium that there were no homosexuals in Iran, the student crowd burst into laughter. Humor and satire have always been good weapons against political […]

Verse of the Day: ‘The effect of righteousness will be peace’

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The effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever. – Isaiah 32:17-17 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Voice of the Day: ‘Custodians of pure love’

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[Those] courageous in disposition and strong in will, live with the weak and share their lives in their desire to save them. And, to be sure, they are censured by people on the outside and mocked by those who see […]

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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The latest news on SCHIP, Ahmadinejad at Columbia, Burma, Autoworkers strike, Jena 6, Gordon Brown, North Korea, United Nations, Immigration, Presidential primaries, Income in Canada, Canadian no confidence, and Worship Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail […]

Karl Barth Still Belongs in Prison (by Kevin Lum)

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I recently posted about the purging of religious books from prison libraries across the country. Since that post and a follow-up action alert, there has been a groundswell of outrage from across the religious and political spectrum against the government’s […]

Irresponsible Democrats (by Jim Wallis)

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In his Saturday radio address, The Washington Post reports that President Bush again called Democrats “irresponsible” for pushing an expansion he opposes to a children’s health insurance program. “Democrats in Congress have decided to pass a bill they know will […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Be of the Same Mind’

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If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of […]

Voice of the Day: Learning to Love Our Enemy

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How do we learn to love our enemy? By seeing him as a brother who is tempted as we are, and attacked by the same real enemy which is the spirit of hatred and of “Antichrist.” This same enemy seeks […]

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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the latest news on Burma, IRS-All Saints, Darfur, SCHIP, Budget, Iran, Iraq, Mideast, Non-violence, Immigration, Gingrich, Anglican Church, Living the gospel, and nuclear weapons. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Save Souls or Feed the Poor? (by Jim Wallis)

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In honor of the publication 100 years ago of Christianity and the Social Crisis, the classic book by social gospel founder Walter Rauschenbusch, his great-grandson Paul Raushenbush published Christianity and the Social Crisis in the 21st century, the text of […]

Turn the Other Cheek (by Diana Butler Bass)

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About a decade ago, I wrote a newspaper column offering a theological critique of Promise Keepers, the then-massive Christian men’s movement. Within a few days, negative mail (remember letters?) swamped my office. One missive proved especially memorable: “Dear Diana, Promise […]

Jesus Loves Kathy Griffin Anyway (by Gareth Higgins)

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After a year of scandals in which celebrities such as Mel Gibson, Don Imus, and Isaiah Washington have reminded us that fame does not cancel out bigotry, Kathy Griffin last week became the latest public figure to make such headlines […]

Christians in the Crossfire (by Jim Wallis)

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I wrote earlier this week about the importance of Christian identity in sorting out questions of war and peace. I suggested that our membership in the body of Christ should be more determinative of our position on the wars of […]

Verse of the Day: ‘By justice a king gives stability’

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By justice a king gives stability to the land, but one who makes heavy exactions ruins it. – Proverbs 29:4-4 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Voice of the Day: Menchu on the Duty of Christians

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We feel it is the duty of Christians to create the kingdom of God on Earth among our brothers. This kingdom will exist only when we all have enough to eat, when our children, brothers, parents don’t have to die […]

Daily News Digest (By Duane Shank)

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the latest news on Jena 6, SCHIP, Israel air strikes on Syria, Iraq-Congress, Moveon, Blackwater, Darfur, Iran, Israel-Palestine, immigration, prison books, Episcopal Church, Myanmar, and Australia Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Yes, Jena is America (by Jim Wallis)

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Lydia Bean’s post today, Jena is America, is a strong statement — and a truthful one. I’m always fascinated by frequent comments that racism is now much more subtle in America today. Well, one place racism is definitely not subtle […]

Jena is America (by Lydia Bean)

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Today, Sept. 20, over 10,000 people will converge on Jena, Louisiana, to call for justice for the “Jena 6.” Thousands more will hold vigils in cities across America. As reported previously on this blog, it all started on Sept. 1, […]

I’m Going Back to School (by Jim Wallis)

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This fall, for the fifth year, I’m teaching a course at Harvard. I spent Monday, the first day of the semester, in Cambridge. This year’s course, based at the divinity school, is titled “Faith and Politics: Should They Mix and […]

Verse of the Day: God of Peace

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For God is a God not of disorder but of peace. – 1 Corinthians 14:33-33

Voice of the Day: Bernard of Clairvaux on Piety and Virtue

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We should never neglect to listen to any discourse that supports piety, virtues, and good behavior, for it is a way by which the salvation of God is manifested…. If you are not only moved to compunction by the conversation, […]

Daily News Digest (by Ryan Rodrick Beiler)

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the latest news on Iraq, Jena 6, Israel/Palestine, Election politics, Spying, Human rights, Drugs, Iran, Lebanon, Domestic violence, Episcopal Church, and Burma Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

The Leadership Gap on Global Warming (by Bill McKibben)

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Here’s the word from the physical world: On Sept. 10, scientists studying satellite images of the Arctic reported that sea ice covered 4.32 million square kilometers of the north. The old record, set two years before: 5.34 million square kilometers. […]

Voice of the Day: Hildegard of Bingen on Work

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Let them direct to God the works that they do, because human work that is directed to God will shine in the heavens…. For God created human beings and placed other creatures under them so that they might act on […]

Verse of the Day: You Shall Purse Justice

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Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue, so that you may live and occupy the land that the Lord your God is giving you. -Deuteronomy 16:20-20

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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the latest reports on Jena 6, DC voting rights, immigration, Student aid, Iraq, and Iran Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Iraq and Christian Identity (by Jim Wallis)

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I got a LOT of responses to my post at the end of last week, in which I said the war in Iraq presents the American churches with an issue of Christian identity. Nobody really denied the fact that the […]

Returning to a Green Orthodoxy (by Logan Laituri)

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In an encouraging shift away from the status quo, many Christian groups are taking a more focused look at stewarding God’s creation. A few notable references to biblical environmentalism have been popping up in the news lately. On the recently […]

Voice of the Day: Thomas Merton on Nonviolence

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Very often people object that nonviolence seems to imply passive acceptance of injustice and evil and therefore that it is a kind of cooperation with evil. Not at all. The genuine concept of nonviolence implies not only active and effective […]

Verse of the Day: The Kingdom of God

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For the kingdom of God is not food and drink but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. – Romans 14:17 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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the latest reports on the attorney general, immigration, candidates’ faith, Darfur, Iraq, Iran, Israel-Palestine, and Free access to NYT & WSJ Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Best Debate on Iraq So Far (by Jim Wallis)

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One of the best debates I have seen about the events of last week and the future of American policy in Iraq was Sunday’s Meet the Press debate between senators John Kerry and John McCain, two Vietnam veterans who, although […]

Politics Pushes Uneven Policies (by Jim Wallis)

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This latest contribution to The Washington Post/Newsweek On Faith online discussion responds to the question: To what extent are problems in the Middle East about religion, and to what extent are they about politics? Does it matter? Well that’s complicated. […]

Seeking Liberation from Modern Slavery (by Jeremy Scott)

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Ask anyone — slavery is illegal. Every country has passed laws stating that it is unlawful to own another human being and to exercise total control over that person’s life, work, and family. Therefore, it is shocking to discover that […]

Voice of the Day: Joan Chittister on Hospitality

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To practice hospitality in our world, it may be necessary to evaluate all the laws and all the promotions and all the invitation lists of corporate and political society from the point of view of the people who never make […]

Verse of the Day: ‘So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth’

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[God] frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success. [God] takes the wise in their own craftiness; and the schemes of the wily are brought to a quick end. They meet with darkness in the […]

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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the latest news on Greenspan, Darfur, Russia, the Episcopal Church, the Argentine Church, Jena 6, climate change extinctions, and abortion Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Anita Roddick: ‘I Don’t Want to Die Rich’ (by Rose Marie Berger)

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Anita Roddick, founder of the Body Shop chain and supporter of fair trade, died on Sept. 10 at age 64 after a major brain hemorrhage brought on by complications of hepatitis C. Roddick, who was raised Catholic but had deep […]

Karl Barth Belongs in Prison (by Kevin Lum)

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Before coming to Sojourners to serve as the congregational coordinator, I had the unique opportunity to teach Protestant faith formation classes at Leavenworth federal prison in Kansas. Leavenworth was experimenting with a program called Life Connections that allowed Muslims, Christians, […]

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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The latest news on Iraq, Sudan-Darfur, China-healthcare, San Francisco-healthcare, Food for children. Immigration. Native peoples. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Verse of the Day: ‘The Almighty will not pervert justice’

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God will not do wickedly, and the Almighty will not pervert justice. – Job 34:12-12 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Voice of the Day: Blosius on Humility

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But if anger or indignation should suddenly move or provoke you, or you feel bitterness toward anyone, take care not to give in to this wicked impulse, but reprove, soften, and extinguish it as much as you can. Regret that […]

The Global Church and America’s War (by Jim Wallis)

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From my blogs this week, readers can rightly conclude that I believe Gen. Petraeus’ claims of modest security gains in certain sectors of Iraq do not justify extending the U.S occupation, especially when four years of occupation of Iraq have […]

The War as They Saw It (by Duane Shank)

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Nearly a month ago, seven active-duty U.S. Army soldiers in Iraq wrote an op-ed piece in The New York Times titled, “The War as We Saw It.” Their conclusions were starkly different from those we’ve heard this week. Viewed from […]

The Spanish Debate (by Gabriel Salguero)

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On Sunday evening, Univision, the nation’s largest Spanish-language network, aired what I believe is the first Spanish-language presidential candidates’ debate. The University of Miami became the locale for this historic event that has many political implications. The courting of Latino […]

Voice of the Day: One’s virtues must be renewed daily

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To attain the promises of God, we need above all continuous exercise in the virtues; for however firm one’s commitment to some good may be, if it is not renewed daily, it quickly dies out. – John Trithemius + Sign […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Happy are those who are kind to the poor’

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Those who despise their neighbors are sinners, but happy are those who are kind to the poor. – Proverbs 14:21 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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the latest news on Child poverty, Iraq, Iran, the Taliban, Al Qaida, India, North Korea, Syria, Immigration, Civil rights-Jena LA, and Canadian families Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Hagel to Petraeus: ‘For What?’ (by Jim Wallis)

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Gen. Petraeus faced much tougher questions in the U.S. Senate on his second day of testimony, Tuesday, than he did before the House committees on Monday. The senators, many quite experienced in foreign policy matters, were far less impressed by […]

Pick-and-Choose Theology (by Daoud Kuttab)

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Recent discussion on Jews and Israel reminds me of a joke we used to hear as youngsters. The joke begins with a person, who, looking for direction in life, decides to go to the Bible. Opening the New Testament and […]

How I Celebrated ‘Patriot Day’ (by Shane Claiborne)

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A few weeks ago we looked at the calendar and saw that Sept. 11 is now officially titled “Patriot Day.” We started thinking of what would be an appropriate way to celebrate and remember this day, especially for those of […]

Voice of the Day: Worship and Love

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I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love – Henry Ward Beecher Quoted in How Shall We Live by Joan Chittister, OSB. + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail

Verse of the Day: Judging the poor with equity

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If a king judges the poor with equity, his throne will be established forever. Proverbs 29:14-14 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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the latest news on the Iraq-Senate hearing, Iran, Newt Gingrich, Burma, Israel, New Orleans, and housing costs Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

And the Killing Will Go On (by Jim Wallis)

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It was a big day for a general on Capitol Hill yesterday, as Gen. David Petraeus made his long-awaited “progress report” to a joint House committee. But one congressman remembered the last time a general’s testimony drew such public attention. […]

Voice of the Day: ‘Being a Christian means refusing all the injustices’

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As Christians, we have understood that being a Christian means refusing to accept all the injustices which are committed against our people, refusing to accept the discrimination committed against a humble people who barely know what eating meat is but […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled’

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Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.  John 14:27-27Sign up to receive our […]

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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the latest news on Remembering 9/11, the Petraeus testimony, Sen. Hagel’s retirement, Congress’s domestic policy, Immigration, the Mexican pipeline bombings, and Dobson clearance by the IRS Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Six Found Guilty Of Trying to See Their Senator (by John Dear)

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On Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007, six of us were found guilty in federal court in Albuquerque, New Mexico, by a federal judge for trying to visit the office of our senator. We will be sentenced in a few weeks. It […]

Voice of the Day: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the house of God’

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Every time you pick up a piece of trash along the road, say to yourself, “Holy, holy, holy is the house of God.”Edward Hays Quoted in How Shall We Live by Joan Chittister, OSB. + Sign up to receive our […]

Daily News Digest (By Duane Shank)

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the latest news on Iraq, Democrats’ Spanish-language debate, prisons and religious books, Asia-Pacific summit, Iran, student loans, Osama Bin Laden, church and immigration, and select commentaries Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Verse of the Day: ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled’

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Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. – John 14:27-27+ Sign up […]

Don’t Be an Alibi for Social Justice (by Jim Wallis)

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One of the high points of the recent World Vision Triennial Council meeting in Singapore was a remarkable address by Jan Egeland, former U.N. under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator. Egeland has been deeply involved in the resolution […]

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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The latest news on the Asia-Pacific summit, global warming, faith and politics, Iraq, Congress, the presidential campaign, children’s health, the PATRIOT Act, global warming, immigration, Afghanistan, Darfur, Hurricane Felix, North Korea, life expectancy, and select op-eds. + Sign up to […]

Voice of the Day: Elvia Alvarado

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I’m very grateful to all these organizations in the United States, especially the private and religious organizations. I appreciate the food and clothing they send. I thank them sincerely for their willingness to help, and I know they do it […]

Verse of the Day: ‘They who trample the head of the poor’

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Thus says the Lord: For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment; because they sell the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of sandals— they who trample the head of the […]

A Surge of Prayers (by Jim Wallis)

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The great fall debate on Iraq has begun. Several much-anticipated reports on the success of the war (or lack thereof) have started to arrive in the nation’s capital, which will be followed by the most contentious of congressional debates. This […]

American Christendom, RIP (by Diana Butler Bass)

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The Rev. Dr. D. James Kennedy, the Christian Right leader Rolling Stone magazine described as “the most influential evangelical you’ve never heard of,” died yesterday in Florida of complications from a heart attack. His passing, only months after the death […]

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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The latest news on Hurricane Felix, the Republican presidential race, Iraq, US-Australia relations, the Asian-Pacific summit, German terror plot, nuclear weapons, immigration, Myanmar, Israel, Darfur, Sen. Larry Craig, religion and politics, and select op-eds. + Sign up to receive our […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Woe to you’

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Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. It is these you ought to have practiced without neglecting the others. […]

Voice of the Day: Thomas Merton

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One is not absolutely alone, one cannot live and die for oneself alone. My life and my death are not purely and simply my own business. I live by and for others, and my death involves others. – Thomas Merton […]

‘Ghosts of Abu Ghraib’ (by Chuck Gutenson)

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The words of Jesus are unambiguous when it comes to expressing how we are to love each other–we are to love others as we love ourselves. In fact, the paradigmatic, the normative test case for Christian love is love of […]

A World of Hope (by Jim Wallis)

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Last week I had the great blessing of participating in World Vision’s Triennial Council held in Singapore. It drew together almost 500 people—World Vision’s country directors and many staff, board chairs, and members from every region of the world, as […]

Daily News Digest /by Duane Shank/

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The latest news on Iraq, Darfur, Iran, US-Australia relations, immigration, Colombia, Ethiopia, Iran, Hurricane Felix, legal issues, Sen. Larry Craig, and select op-eds. + Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Verse of the Day: ‘Do not glean what is left’

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When you beat your olive trees, do not strip what is left; it shall be for the alien, the orphan, and the widow. When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, do not glean what is left; it shall be […]

Voice of the Day: Desert Fathers and Mothers

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In whatever work that you do, you should say to yourself at every moment: “If God looks at me, what does [God] see?” Then see how you answer yourself. If you condemn yourself, leave immediately. Stop the work that you […]

A Nuclear Plank in the Eye /by Brian McLaren/

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I couldn’t sleep after watching last month’s Republican presidential forum on August 5. I was especially disturbed by the intersection of two statements made by Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo. Perhaps because he is not in the top tier of Republican […]

Daily News Digest /by Duane Shank/

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The latest news on Congress, Iraq, immigration, the presidential campaigns, the Asia-Pacific summit, Israel-Palestine, North Korea, Darfur, Iran, and the Craig resignation. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Voice of the Day: Dorothy Day

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People say, “What good can one person do? What is the sense of our small effort?” They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time. We can be responsible only for the one action of the present […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Peace to this house’

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Whatever house you enter, first say, “Peace to this house!” And if anyone is there who shares in peace, your peace will rest on that person; but if not, it will return to you. – Luke 10:5-6 + Sign up […]

Voice of the Day: Angelus Silsius

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See what no eye can see, go where no foot can go, choose that which is no choice–then you may hear what makes no sound–God’s voice. – Angelus SilsiusQuoted in How Shall We Live by Joan Chittister, OSB

Verse of the Day: ‘He clothed himself with cursing’

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For he did not remember to show kindness, but pursued the poor and needy and the brokenhearted to their death. He loved to curse; let curses come on him. He did not like blessing; may it be far from him. […]

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