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Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest reports on White House subpoenas, immigration, Iraq policy, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair, the Democratic forum, children’s health insurance, Republican polls, world polls, South African strikes, North Korea, and select commentaries Sign up to receive our daily news summary […]

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Chuck Gutenson: Christians and Torture

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I participated in the National Religious Campaign Against Torture rally and press conference held on Capitol Hill yesterday. Here are some excerpts from two very short talks I gave. The first asserts that it is “an unconditional aspect of Christian […]

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Janna Hunter-Bowman: Political Robbery Hits Colombian Church Office

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What intruders took from our church office in Bogotá: two computers. What they apparently wanted—given what they left behind—was highly sensitive information on victims of violent human rights abuses, those who document the cases, and local churches courageously working for […]

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Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Gordon Brown, immigration, the CIA “family jewels,” Tony Blair, Gaza, Iraq and the GOP, Al Qaeda, Christians in Gaza and Iraq, Iran, union organizing, slums, polls, and select commentaries Sign up to receive our daily news […]

Jim Wallis: A New Challenge for Tony Blair

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A month before the war in Iraq began, I took a delegation of religious leaders to meet with British Prime Minister Tony Blair at 10 Downing Street, to urge that he find a better alternative. We met with Mr. Blair […]

Diana Butler Bass: Sock Puppet Church

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When I was a girl in the 1960s, one of my favorite parts of summer was Vacation Bible School at St. John’s United Methodist Church of Hamilton in Baltimore. That, of course, makes me sound like a church geek—as if […]

Bob Francis: Wrong Choice on Darfur

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In the March/April issue of the University of Chicago magazine, an article announced that the University decided not to divest from companies connected to the genocide in Darfur. I wrote a response and it was published in the May/June issue: […]

Shane Claiborne: Love Wins – Always

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The power of community, interdependence, and burden-bearing is so penetrating… It just busts through the pain of loss like grass through concrete. I live with tears in my eyes right now, every moment, mesmerized by this big family we have. […]

Chris Myers Asch: Be All You Can Be (As a Civilian)

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Number of federal military service academies: 5 Number of federal civilian service academies: 0 One does not need to be a pacifist to find something wrong with those numbers. Indeed, a growing movement of people thinks there is a glaring […]

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: Church Offices Attacked In Colombia

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I was distrubed to learn that last week the office of our friend and frequent author, Janna Hunter-Bowman, was attacked in a very deliberate and targeted way while she was visiting her family in the U.S. The only things taken […]

Audio Interview: Alice Walker on ‘Eating Oranges in the Astrodome’

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker talks to Sojourners associate editor Rose Marie Berger about Hurricane Katrina, bubble baths, and the art of remembering. + Listen to highlights of the interview (20 minutes, 18MB) + Read the print version in the […]

Brian McLaren: The Need for a New Rhetoric

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A number of my friends have given up blogging, either temporarily or permanently. The reason? The blogosphere seems to indulge a certain kind of rhetoric that they don’t want to be associated with anymore. Although I continue to post here […]

Voice of the Day: Bread and Justice

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O God, to those who have hunger give bread; and to us who have bread give the hunger for justice. – A Latin American prayer Quoted in Cry Freedom, by Charles Ringma. + Sign up to receive our quote of […]

Gabriel Salguero: An Ode to Ruth and Billy’s Love and Leadership

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I was saddened to hear on the radio Thursday night that Ruth Bell Graham had died. Earlier in the week, the news of the serious complications to Ruth’s health had me reflecting on the importance of love and leadership. A […]

Philip Rizk: Waking to Hamas in Gaza

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On Friday people in the Gaza Strip awoke to a new reality. Over the previous few days, the Islamic party Hamas had routed the opposition secular-nationalist Fatah forces and taken full control of the Gaza Strip. What led to these […]

Duane Shank: What is Sojourners?

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The news coverage of our candidates forum was a good chance to see how Sojourners is described in the media. The three best were The Washington Times (interestingly), McClatchy Newspapers, and The Miami Herald: The Washington Times: “Sojourners, a Christian […]

Jim Wallis: Questions That Weren’t Asked

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I wrote last week about our historic Candidates Forum on Faith, Values and Poverty. We had only 15 minutes with each candidate, so there was not enough time to ask all of the questions I had prepared (click here for […]

Rich Nathan: Three Principles for Christian Dual Citizens

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Sometimes we can best understand the role of faith in politics by listening to the way people of faith responded to crises in their day. Nearly 1,600 years ago, in the year 410 AD, the city of Rome was invaded […]

Bob Francis: A New Pro-Life?

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Two times last week during our Pentecost 2007 conference – at the presidential candidates forum Monday night and our march to Capitol Hill Tuesday afternoon – anti-abortion advocates not registered at our conference made their presence known in our midst. […]

Suzan Johnson Cook: What’s the Responsibility of Black Leadership?

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Following last week’s candidates forum, we asked the religious leaders on our panel if there were any other questions they wish they could have asked any of the candidates. Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, a senior pastor at the Bronx Christian […]

Video: Candidates Forum – Full Content

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+ Click here for full streaming video of our June 4 presidential candidates forum on faith, values, and poverty

Jim Wallis: Faithful Work Both Sides of the Aisle

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On Monday night, we saw the three Democratic front-runners for the presidential nomination deal with questions about faith in a comfortable way. They showed that faith is both personal and real for them. When John Edwards spoke of how he […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on G-8, immigration, Darfur, sanctuary, Russia, Iraq, federal budget, Senegal, nuclear weapons and the Mideast. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Sue Badeau: Personal and Corporate Responsibility

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I was in the audience at Monday night’s presidential candidates forum and have been reading and reflecting on the blog entries and press coverage of the event. I heard one important point that has so far escaped comment by bloggers […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on immigration, AIDS, Russia, Republican debates, Libby’s sentence, Rep. William Jefferson ethics investigation,abortion, faith, forum transcript, and select Op-Eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Republican debate. McCain Sets […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on the Billy Graham Library, climate change, Iraq, faith and politics. hunger, Blair in Africa, Darfur, immigration, Iran, Turkey, minority students, US military, Europe and select Op-Eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on the justice department, Africa, presidential politics, AIDS, Iraq, Lebanon, World Bank, G-8, Russia, education, ape extinction threat, Malaysian Christian, Billy Graham Library, and select Op-Eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on AIDS, immigration, Iran, Iraq, pay discrimination, Sudan-Darfur, Mideast, World Bank, Russia, Poll- Bible is God’s Word, peace making, and select Op-Eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Immigration. […]

Voice of the Day: Thomas Merton

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Religious silence is silence that is undertaken as an act of worship. Whether I hear God or not makes no difference. – Thomas Mertonquoted in Alive Now! November/December 1990 + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Sudan-Darfur, Iran, G8-climate change, immigration, Iraq, Iran, nuclear power, Presidential politics, Cindy Sheehan, Billy Graham, and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Immigration. Debate still surrounds […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on minimum wage, Iraq-Congress, immigration, Iraq-President Bush, North Korea, Iran, ethics and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Immigration. Senate Votes to Keep Plan to Make Immigrants […]

Voice of the Day: Joan Chittister

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Why do people think the spiritual life demands withdrawal drom the ordinary? Because they’ve been taught, at least by implication, that the physical is a block to the spiritual. When we assume that the spiritual, unlike the physical, is impervious […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on immigration, the justice department, nuclear weapons-Iran, Iraq-Congress, Iraq-war, Iraq-terrorism, Nuclear weapons-U.S., nuclear weapons, Iran, Europe-missiles, Mideast, Darfur, Pope Benedict, and select editorials. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Iraq-Congress, immigration, U.S. Muslims, Iraq-war policy, Iran, immigration, Falwell’s funeral, the Anglican Church, Mideast, and select Op-Eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Iraq-Congress. Democrats capitulate on war […]

Voice of the Day: Naim Ateek

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To keep struggling against hate and to practice forgiveness need not mean abdicating one’s rights or renouncing justice. This should be emphasized over and over again. It is part of loving one’s enemy that Christians must remind the “enemy” of […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on climate change, Iran, Lebanon, immigration, Iraq, Richardson’s announcement, faith and politics, Darfur, Colombia, and select editorials. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Immigration. Strife over immigration bill as […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on faith and politics, Iraq-policy, immigration, Mideast, Iraq-war, Iraq-Carter v. Bush, Europe, wealth gap, political parties online, and select Op-Eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Faith & politics. […]

Voice of the Day: Thomas Merton

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I have the immense joy of being [human], a member of a race in which God became incarnate. As if the sorrows and stupidities of the human condition could overwhelm me, now I realize what we all are. And if […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on immigration, World Bank, Gordon Brown-PM, Bush and Blair, Iraq, Gaza, Colombia, promise keepers, and select Op-Eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Immigration. Accord on Immigration Reached – […]

Voice of the Day: Thomas Merton

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I believe the basis for valid political action can only be the recognition that the true solution to our problems is not accessible to any one isolated party or nation but that all must arrive at it by working together. […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Iraq-Congress, Passing-Yolanda King, the budget, Iraq-military, Iran, the World Bank, immigration, U.S. minority populations, Palestine, and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Iraq-Congress. Symbolic Measure to […]

Voice of the Day: Joan Chittister

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We are not disembodied spirits. God apparently values the material enough to endow it with the spiritual. That’s what the Incarnation is all about. We’ve come at this whole notion of the exaltation of the spirit by losing respect for […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on immigration, the World Bank, Iraq, Jerry Falwell, Russia, Iran, Republican debate, Colombia, food stamps, Brazil, and select commentaries. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Jerry Falwell. Rev. Jerry […]

Voice of the Day: Richard Foster

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We fear so deeply what we think other people see in us, so we talk in order to straighten out their understanding. … One of the fruits of silence is the freedom to let our justification rest entirely with God. […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Iran, Colombia, the Justice Department, Iraq, Israel-Palestine, abortion, G-8, World Bank, Republican candidates, immigration, Colombia, and Brazil. BREAKING NEWS: Rev. Jerry Falwell has died at age 73. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on the religious right, youth voters, Benedict in Brazil, adoption, Afghanistan, Iraq, religious earmarks, Bush at St. Vincent, general speaks on Iraq, national guard, military recruiting, climate change, Republican presidential candidates, immigration, and select op-eds.Sign up to […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest reports on Iraq and Congress, Gordon Brown’s PM bid, Blair’s legacy, Iran, immigration, Darfur, Republican candidates, the World Bank, and select op-eds Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Iraq-Congress. House […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Blair stepping down, Darfur, immigration, Iraq-Republicans warn Bush, Iraq-military, Afghan civilians, abortion-giuliani, abortion-Benedict XVI, education, Iran, G-8, internet and politics, and select commentaries. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Iraq-Congress, Pope in Brazil, New Sanctuary Movement, Iraq-Military, Iraq-Christians, national guard, terror plot, immigration legislation, Giuliani-abortion, fuel deficiency, Iran, AIDS drugs, Herod’s tomb, and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on World Bank, Darfur, Turkey-Kurds, Immigration, Iraq-Congress, nuclear terrorism, civil rights, child mortality, and trade. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Immigration. New Coalition of Christians Seeks Changes at […]

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: Daily News Digest

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the latest reports on France, Zimbabwe, Iraq, immigration, Israel, Virgina Tech shootings, Catholicism, poverty, faith and politics, and eco-chic Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Iraq. Iraq War Strain Leads Troops to […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on the Iraq Summit, Head Start, Afghanistan, Iraq-Congress, immigration, Darfur, Iran, and Israel. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Iraq-Congress. Democrats Regroup After Veto, Seeking Unity on Iraq Plan […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on the presidential veto, Darfur, religion, Iraq war, immigration rallies, Israeli PM, Venezuela, and select commentaries. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Presidential veto. Bush Keeps Vow to Veto […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Israeli PM accused of war failure, Iraq-casualties, Immigration, Iraq-President V. Congress, US military and oil, missiles in Europe, Fred Thompson, administration investigation, Venezuela, and select commentaries. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Darfur, Iran, Immigration, Iraq, Africa-US military, Colombia, US-India nuclear deal, Episcopal church, faith-Barak Obama, faith- Rev James Forbes, Tenet book, and select commentaries. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on Iraq and Congress, the Democratic debate, climate change, missiles in Europe, family, and abortion Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Iraq-Congress. Senate Passes Bill Seeking Iraq Exit; Veto […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Iraq-Congress, Latinos and religion, Iran, McCain announces campaign, deomcractic debate, climate change, Somalia, housing loans, abortion, Christianity around the world, and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on housing discrimination, abortion, aid for Africa, Iraq- Congress, Iraq-war, Darfur, worker safety, nuclear weapons, Ethiopia, education, poverty, and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Iraq-Congress. Bush, […]

Voice of the Day: Naim Ateek

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It is part of the genius of the Bible that it preserved a record both of the good and of the bad. – Naim Ateek from “Justice, and Only Justice: A Palestinian Theology of Liberation”+ Sign up to receive our […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest reports on Iraq and Congress, Iran, the minimum wage, Virginia Tech, Darfur, abortion, trafficking, capital punishment, George McGovern, and the passing of Boris Yeltsin Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest reports on Iraq and Congress, nuclear weapons, sanctions, Virginia Tech, infant death rate, Congress and the budget, presidential politics, values-based investing, and select editorials and opinion pieces Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » […]

Voice of the Day: James Baldwin

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Time catches up with kingdoms and crushes them, gets its teeth into doctrines and rends them; time reveals the foundations on which any kingdom rests, and eats at those foundations, and it destroys doctrines by proving them to be untrue. […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Iraq, gun control, DC voting rights, Virginia Tech, the attorney general, abortion, Congress, Iran, Columbia, religious worker visas, and selct op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Iraq. […]

Voice of the Day: Vandana Shiva

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We can make the power of those who exploit us irrelevant… Choose to know the truth about global struggles, and live in a way that supports a just alternative. – Vandana Shivafrom the 2002 World Social Forum + Sign up […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on abortion ruling, Darfur, Iraq war, Virginia Tech shooting, Iran, immigration, global warming, presidential politics, and select editorials. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Abortion ruling. Partial-birth abortion ban […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news at Virginia Tech memorial, Darfur, Global HIV/AIDS, Virginia Tech-the shooter, the victims, and on-going news, missiles in Europe, climate change, and select Op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The lates news on shootings at Virginia Tech, Darfur, EITC, gun control, Iraq, climate change, Urban League- State of Black America, immigration, DC voting rights, A woman of courage, war on terror, and select op-eds.Sign up to receive our daily […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on the President-Congress, Special report-civil right murder, congress, Iraq-war, Iraq-President & Congress, Iran, Immigration, Darfur, Presidential politics, middle east, US Russia, Assisted suicide, special report-civil rights murders, and select Op-Eds. Sign up to receive our daily news […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on immigration, Iraq, Iran, U.S. military, Presidential politics, Guantanamo, Sudan, Farmworkers, the church and sex offenders, and select Op-Eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Immigration. Bush Makes Push […]

Voice of the Day: Thomas Merton

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Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another. We do not discover the secret of our lives merely by study and calculation in our own isolated […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on climate change, congress, Iraq-military, Iraq-anti-U.S. rally, Iraq, U.S. politics, Pope Benedict Easter message, Congress, immigration, presidential politics, hunger in Africa, homelessness, and select Op-Eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Pelosi in Syria, global warming, Pope Benedict-new book, Iraq-President v. Congress, Mideast arms sales, Presidential candidate fundraising, Darfur, Marcus Borg, and the passsing of note-Coach Eddie Robinson. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via […]

Voice of the Day: Monika K. Hellwig

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At the center of the Christian understanding of revelation and redemption stands the person of Jesus. Of him we say that he not only brings us the revelation of God, but that in his person he is the revelation of […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on the Iran-British release, Iraq-President v. Congress, Evangelicals against slavery, Iran- secret raids, U.S. military, European missile defense, Ukraine, Global warming, and select op-eds and editorials. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on climate change, Iraq war funding, Darfur, Iraq-military, Iran, Presidential politics-Republican fundraising, another candidate, immigration, detainees, and opening day.Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail » Full news summary: Iraq-war funding. Reid Backs Iraq […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on poverty, immigration, Iran, global warming, Iraq war funding, the budget, Darfur, Presidential politics- Dem fundraising, Republicans, the Middle East, White House and select Op-Eds and Editorials. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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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 » […]

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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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Voice of the Day: Thomas Merton

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The big question, however, is the validity of the protest as communication. Is the current protest making any real headway in re-educating us, in giving us a new attitude toward war? Or is it simply an outlet for the indignation, […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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Helen Prejean: The Greatest Indignity of All

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When Saddam Hussein and his aides Awad Hamed al-Bandar and Barzan Ibrahim were hanged, many were upset that the killings were not done with “dignity.” They thought it unseemly and improper that some present at the execution hurled insults and […]

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Verse of the Day: The Poor and Needy

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Since there will never cease to be some in need on the earth, I therefore command you, “Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land.” – Deuteronomy 15:11-11 + Sign up to receive our social justice […]

Adam Taylor: ‘The Poor Will Always Be Among You…’ Except in Your Political Priorities?

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After all of the pundits and commentators were done picking apart President Bush’s State of the Union address, one glaring point had still not been made. In 49 minutes, President Bush barely uttered the words “poverty” or “the poor.” It’s […]

Voice of the Day: Nelson Mandela

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Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, and humility. – Nelson Mandela + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail

Voice of the Day: Myles Horton

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If people have a position on something and you try to argue them into changing it, you’re going to strengthen that position. If you want to change people’s ideas, you shouldn’t try to convince them intellectually. What you need to […]

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