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Verse of the Day: ‘peace to the far and the near’

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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 […]

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Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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the latest news on Mideast, Iran, Romney-Religious right, Blog action day, Turkey, SCHIP, Iran, Aids-Africa, India, Budget, Brownback-slavery apology, Canada, and selected op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

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Voice of the Day: Donders on Jesus’ Approach

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Jesus’ approach is always fresh, surprising, new, and unexpected. Consequently, it always provoked a direct reaction…. He shattered firmly formed convictions and beliefs. He often used nonreligious language, avoiding the religious language of his contemporaries, a language that had been […]

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Verse of the Day: The Armor of God

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Therefore take up the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put […]

Voice of the Day: Freire on Knowledge

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Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry [people] pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other. Paulo Freire Pedagogy of the Oppressed + Sign up to receive our quote of […]

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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The latest news on Children’s health insurance , Turkey , Iraq, Mideast, Israel-Syria, Putin, Immigration, World Bank & Africa, Austrailia election, Sudan, Religious right politics, Churches & Gays and selected Op-Eds Sign up to receive our daily news summary via […]

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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the latest news on Turkey, Deaths in custody, Abortion, Iraq Sudan-Darfur, Burma, Russia, Immigration, Illegal weapons, Muslim-Christian common ground, Evangelicals and climate change.

Voice of the Day: Children and Faith

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Children possess naturally the essential elements for having faith. The Kingdom of God is first perceived in the world children know best. Children, therefore, have as much to offer adults as adults have to offer children-perhaps more. – John H. […]

Verse of the Day: ‘I the Lord love justice’

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For I the Lord love justice, I hate robbery and wrongdoing; I will faithfully give them their recompense, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them. – Isaiah 61:8 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of […]

Voice of the Day: ‘render to God the prayer that is owed’

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If you are at your manual labor in your room and it comes time to pray, do not say: “I will use up my supply of branches or finish weaving the little basket, and then I will rise.” But rise […]

Verse of the Day: ‘keep an eye on those who cause dissensions’

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I urge you, brothers and sisters, to keep an eye on those who cause dissensions and offenses, in opposition to the teaching that you have learned; avoid them. For such people do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own […]

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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the latest news on Common ground, immigration, Burma, Turkey, Iraq, Africa, Us Army, Darfur, Armenia, Ontario election, Gulf Coast, LA homeless, Medical Care. Oral Roberts U, Religious Right for Romney, and commentary Sign up to receive our daily news summary […]

Verse of the Day: Seek Peace

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Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. – Psalm 34:14 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Voice of the Day: Hannay on Evil Words

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The mouth is not a door through which any evil enters. The ears are such doors as are the eyes. The mouth is a door only for exit. – James O. Hannay The Wisdom of the Desert Fathers + Sign […]

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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the latest news on Iraq, immigration, Turkey, US Army, Darfur, India, Iran, Israeli air strike, GOP debate, Ontario elections, Death penalty and selected op-eds Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Verse of the Day: Forgive Others

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For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; – Matthew 6:14 + 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 reports on Values voters, UK troops in Iraq, Budget cuts, Iran, Darfur, Mideast, wiretapping, and select op-eds Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Voice of the Day: On Living a Perfect Day

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You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who cannot repay you. – Ruth Smeltzer + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail

Voice of the Day: St. John Chrysostom on Searching the Scriptures

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Christ, in sending the [people] to the scriptures, sent them, not merely to read them, but carefully to search and ponder them. And did he not say, “Read the scriptures,” but “Search the scriptures.” … Their meaning is not expressed […]

Verse of the Day: ‘You must not distort justice’

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You must not distort justice; you must not show partiality; and you must not accept bribes, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of those who are in the right. – Deuteronomy 16:19 + […]

Voice of the Day: Weil on Humility

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Humility is attentive patience. -Simone Weil + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail

Verse of the Day: ‘God of peace will be with you’

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Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you. – Philippians 4:9-9 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the […]

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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the latest news on the Religious Right, Darfur, Iraq, Burma, SCHIP, Canada, Climate Change, Health Care and Sen. Larry Craig Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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the latest news on Darfur, SCHIP, Burma, North Korea, Iran, Torture, Israel-Palestine, Israelis, Colombia, Canada, Giuliani & religious conservatives and the Episcopal church Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Voice of the Day: ‘The time is ripe.’

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There are lots of different people saying lots of different things, and some of them put us off with their craziness and there are lots of points to argue with them about, but at their best they seem to be […]

Verse of the Day: ‘those who counsel peace have joy’

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Deceit is in the mind of those who plan evil, but those who counsel peace have joy. – Proverbs 12:20-20 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

What Happened to Compassionate Conservatism? (By Jim Wallis)

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This article also appeared today at Time.com When I first heard that President Bush was vowing to veto a bipartisan bill to expand child healthcare, my immediate thought was more personal than political. What has happened to him?, I wondered. […]

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 14:17-17 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Voice of the Day: Nussbaum on Trust and Community

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But the life that no longer trust another human being and no longer forms ties to the political community is not a human life any longer. – Martha Nussbaum O Magazine, November 2003

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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The latest news on SCHIP, Blackwater, Troops in Iraq, North Korea, Dafur, Burma, Evangelicals and Republicans, Abortion and Executions Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Voice of the Day: ‘Put your brokenness under the blessing’

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The great mystery of God’s love is that we are not asked to live as if we are not hurting, as if we are not broken. In fact, we are invited to recognize our brokenness as a brokenness in which […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Maintain justice, and do what is right’

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Thus says the Lord: Maintain justice, and do what is right, for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed. – Isaiah 56:1-1 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Daily News Digest (by Ryan Rodrick Beiler)

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The latest reports on Blackwater, Iraq, Immigration, Election, Secrecy, Darfur, Korea, Iran, Fair Trade, Burma/Myanmar, Nuclear weapons, Africa, Israel, Arms sales Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Voice of the Day: Sayers on Diversity

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In modern memoirs written by real people about another real person we would expect just that sort of diversity which we find in the Gospels. If it surprises us there, it is perhaps because we have fallen out of the […]

Verse of the Day: ‘May grace and peace be yours’

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May grace and peace be yours in abundance in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. – 2 Peter 3:14-14 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

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 »

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. – […]

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 »

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 »

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 […]

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 […]

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 »

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 »

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 […]

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 […]

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 »

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Daily News Digest /by Duane Shank/

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The latest news on Iran, Iraq, subprime mortgages, the GOP presidential race, Sen. Larry Craig, the death penalty, Billy Graham, and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Verse of the Day: ‘Have regard for your covenant’

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Remember this, O Lord, how the enemy scoffs, and an impious people reviles your name. Do not deliver the soul of your dove to the wild animals; do not forget the life of your poor forever. Have regard for your […]

Voice of the Day: Peter of Celle on Reading

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Reading is the food, light, lamp, refuge, solace of the soul, the spice of all natural flavors. It feeds the hungry, gives light to the one sitting in darkness, offers bread to the one fleeing shipwreck or war, comforts the […]

Verse of the Day: Peace and Unity

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For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. – Ephesians 2:14 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse […]

Voice of the Day: Saint Basil

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If you live alone, whose feet will you wash? – Saint Basil Quoted in How Shall We Live by Joan Chittister, OSB. + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail

Voice of the Day: Amma Syncletica

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In the beginning, there is struggle and a lot of work for those who come near to God. But after that, there is indescribable joy. It is just like building a fire: at first it’s smoky and your eyes water, […]

Verse of the Day: “Lover of Justice”

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Let them praise your great and awesome name. Holy is he! Mighty King, lover of justice, you have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob. – Psalms 99:3-4 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse […]

Voice of the Day: Thomas Merton

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Better just to smell a flower in the garden…than to have an unauthentic experience of a much higher value. Better to honestly enjoy the sunshine or some light reading than to claim to be in contact with something that one […]

Verse of the Day: Justice

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You must not distort justice; you must not show partiality; and you must not accept bribes, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of those who are in the right. – Deuteronomy 16:19 + […]

My Encounter with [Insert Scary Music] … Socialized Medicine! by Jim Wallis

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My foot had been sore for a couple of weeks and it wasn’t getting better. I usually would ignore that, but we were about to leave on a two week vacation with my wife Joy’s parents to celebrate both of […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news from Iraq, budget & economy, South Africa, Presidential primaries, immigration, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, Darfur, and select Op-Eds. + Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Verse of the Day: Visions of the Kingdom

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When the oppressor is no more, and destruction has ceased, and marauders have vanished from the land, then a throne shall be established in steadfast love in the tent of David, and on it shall sit in faithfulness a ruler […]

Voice of the Day: Bede Bede

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We have a consoler, our Lord Jesus Christ. Although we cannot see him with bodily eyes, we keep in written form in the Gospels the things he did and taught while he was bodily among us. If we take care […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on immigration, Presidential election, veto on children’s health insurance, cut corporate taxes, state budgets, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, and Korea. + Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Voice of the Day: Wanye Muller

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At our best, we become Sabbath for one another. We are the emptiness, the day of rest. We become space, that our loved ones, the lost and sorrowful, may find rest in us. –Wayne Muller From “Sabbath” quoted in How […]

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For where there is envy and selfish ambition, there will also be disorder and wickedness of every kind. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peacable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits without a […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Iraq-war, immigration, early childhood education, Iraq-politics, Darfur, Israel, Asian poverty, Kenyan women, Dem debate, Giuliani, Evangelicals and global warming, and select editorials and op-eds. + Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Verse of the Day: Peace

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If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. – Matthew 10:13 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Voice of the Day: Esther De Waal

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There is to be acceptance of people who come from very different places (using this metaphorically as well as literally). There is to be willingness to hear “reasonable criticisms or observations” and to learn from the example of others…. In […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Iraq-politics, Homeless veterans, young adults and church, Israel-Palestine, Iran, immigration, infrastructure spreading, and select op-eds. + Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Voice of the Day: Frederick Buechner on Repentance

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Biblically speaking, to repent doesn’t mean to feel sorry about, to regret. It means to turn, to turn around 180 degrees. It means to undergo a complete change of mind, heart, direction. Turn away from madness, cruelty, shallowness, blindness. Turn […]

Verse of the Day: Pursuing Peace

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Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. – Romans 14:19 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on immigration, Iraq-missing weapons, Darfur, Hiroshima, wire-tapping, republicans, congress, democrats, and the passing of Oliver W. Hill. + Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Voice of the Day: Dwight Vogel

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When Martin Luther got up in the morning and put water on his face, he would say, “I am baptized!” It was a way of reminding himself that living out his baptism was a key to discipleship … For us […]

Verse of the Day: Filled with the Spirit of the Lord

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But as for me, I am filled with power, with the spirit of the Lord, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression and to Israel his sin. Hear this, you rulers of the house of Jacob […]

Verse of the Day: Speak Truth to One Another

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These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another, render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace, do not devise evil in your hearts against one another, and love no false […]

Voice of the Day: Joan Chittister

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The function of prayer is not to establish a routine; it is to establish a relationship with God who is in relationship with us always…. The function of prayer is to bring us into touch with ourselves, as well. To […]

Voice of the Day: Thomas Merton

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The contemplative life should liberate and purify the imagination which passively absorbs all kinds of things without our realizing it; liberate and purify it from the influence of so much violence done by the bombardment of social images…. The training […]

Verse of the Day: Preserving Integrity

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May integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for you. – Psalms 25:21 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Verse of the Day: Patience

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And we urge you, beloved, to admonish the idlers, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with all of them. – 1 Thessalonians 5:14 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Voice of the Day: Peter of Celle

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What lies dead and deformed in the letter on the dead parchment comes to life when what is read is put into practice. –Peter of Celle Quoted in Essential Monastic Wisdom, by Hugh Feiss + Sign up to receive our […]

Elizabeth Palmberg: Free Market Champion’s Worst Enemy: Free Market

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In the wake of today’s news that Rupert Murdoch appears to have won his battle to buy The Wall Street Journal, a former Journal columnist expresses his concern that the paper will lose journalistic integrity: Standards are the lifeblood of […]

Jim Wallis: Deep in the Heart of Texas

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A Baptist church rooted deep in the heart of Red-State, Bible-Belt America might not be the place you’d expect to see people of faith rallying behind a Christian social justice agenda. Last week I spoke at Wilshire Baptist Church in […]

Voice of the Day: Elvia Alvarado

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So you Americans who really want to help the poor have to change your own government first. You Americans who want to see an end to hunger and poverty have to take a stand. You have to fight just like […]

Verse of the Day: Serving the Least Among Us

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I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me. – Matthew 25:36 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day […]

Voice of the Day: Frederick Buechner

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When Jesus commanded us to love our neighbors as ourselves, it was not just for our neighbors’ sakes that he commanded it, but for our own sakes as well. Not to help find some way to feed the children who […]

Verse of the Day: Pursue Peace

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Pursue peace with everyone, and the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. – Hebrews 12:14 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Kids Count, Iraq, Faith & Politics, Farm bill, Childrens health insurance, investigations of Congress, AG Gonzales, Afghanistan, US-India nuclear deal, Darfur, Faithworks-UK, 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 veterans healthcare, Iraq-refugees, abortion, Farm Bill, Iraq-military bases, immigration, nuclear fuel, nuclear weapons, Al Qaeda, PM Brown terror reforms, Israel-Palestine, contempt of Congress, children’s health insurance, adoption and Darfur. + Sign up to receive our daily […]

Verse of the Day: Justice and Christ

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I do not nullify the grace of God; for if justification comes through the law, then Christ died for nothing. – Galatians 2:21 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Voice of the Day: Elvia Alvarado

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In a democracy we’re all supposed to be equal before the law, but in Honduras the rich are more equal than the poor. In a democracy if you break the law you’re supposed to get punished, right? But here in […]

Verse of the Day: “Put Away Violence”

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Thus says the Lord God: Enough, O princes of Israel! Put away violence and oppression, and do what is just and right. Cease your evictions of my people, says the Lord God. – Ezekiel 45:9 + Sign up to receive […]

Voice of the Day: Rigoberta Menchu

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My mother used to say that through her life, through her living testimony, she tried to tell women that they too had to participate, so that when the repression comes and with it a lot of suffering, it’s not only […]

Verse of the Day: Strength in Weakness

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Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever I am weak, then I am strong. – 2 Corinthians 12:10 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the […]

Voice of the Day: John Trithemius

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We should pray without ceasing because we cannot complete anything without God’s help. –John Trithemius Quoted in Essential Monastic Wisdom, by Hugh Feiss + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on children’s health insurance, Pakistan, Nuclear reactor-Japan, Aid for workers, Prosecuted GIs, diplomacy on hold, Iran, Nuclear weapons-Korea, Canada-Afghanistan, Darfur, Colombia, immigration, Evangelical-Muslim dialogue, house churches, special feature on reporting faith. and select commentaries and editorials. + […]

Verse of the Day: Seeking the Lost

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I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them with justice. […]

Voice of the Day: Dom Helder Camara

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I understood that in view of my decision to give myself unreservedly to God and my neighbor, it would be absolutely necessary for me to devote space and time to prayer. – Dom Helder Camara + Sign up to receive […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on children’s health care, Iraq, urban infrastructure, student aid, Iraq-Senate, Iraq-Administration wants more time, Darfur, Middle East, Dems-poverty, GOP-family values, Canada-healthcare, urban infrastructure, faith builds New Orleans, and select commentaries. + Sign up to receive our daily […]

Verse of the Day: Judgement and Equality

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If I have rejected the cause of my male or female slaves, when they brought a complaint against me; what then shall I do when God rises up? When he makes inquiry, what shall I answer him? Did not he […]

Voice of the Day: Frederick Douglass

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I know no class of my fellowmen, however just, enlightened, and humane, which can be wisely and safely trusted absolutely with the liberties of any other class. – Frederick Douglass + Sign up to receive our quote of the day […]

Voice of the Day: Mary John Mananzan

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In the early Christian communities, the character of the Jesus movement found expression in the abolition of social distinctions of class, religion, race, and gender. – Mary John Mananzan Quoted in Cry Freedom, by Charles Ringma + Sign up to […]

Verse of the Day: Justice and Righteousness

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The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. – Jeremiah 23:5-5 + […]

Verse of the Day: By God’s Loving Kindness

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But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but according to his mercy, through the water of rebirth and renewal by the […]

Voice of the Day: Sage Bennett

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You cannot love others and harbor resentments toward them at the same time. The love we are speaking of is not romantic love, but a spiritual love that views another through the eyes of compassion. Love produces a quality of […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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Iraq-Senate, Iraq-military, Iran, Middle East, North Korea, Canada-Colombia, Senate, pverty tour, death penalty stay, divorce, Darfur, Canada-Cree nationhood, Church and sex abuse. + Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Voice of the Day: Elvia Alvarado

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We campesinos are used to planting seeds and waiting to see if the seeds bear fruit. We’re used to working on harsh soil. And when our crops don’t grow, we’re used to planting again and again until they take hold. […]

Verse of the Day: Perseverance

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But those who look into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and persevere, being not hearers who forget but doers who act they will be blessed in their doing. -James 1:25 + Sign up to receive our social justice […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on children’s health insurance, Iraq-Senate, campaign spending, death penalty, a new Gilded Age, Iraq bombing, Iraq, antiwar movement, Darfur, Iran, North Korea, election- African Americans, Barack Obama, climate change, education, vatican, Lady Bird Johnson, and select commentaries. […]

Verse of the Day: Reconciliation

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All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the […]

Voice of the Day: Frederick Buechner

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We hunger to be known and understood. We hunger to be loved. We hunger to be at peace inside our own skins. We hunger not just to be fed these things but, often without realizing it, we hunger to feed […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The lastest news on Iraq-White House report, housing, US-UK, Canada-Afghanistan, US military, Edwards-poverty, Dem debate-NAACP, health care, America’s children report, Darfur, Iran, Pakistan, Canada-Jordan, and select editorials. + Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Verse of the Day: Freely Give

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Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment. – Matthew 10:8 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Voice of the Day: Arturo Paoli

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The ones to trust are the ones who give not just their money, but their person, those who give their lives for their neighbor. – Arturo Paoli + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Iraq-Senate, working mothers, Katrina, Iraq benchmark report, Al Qaeda, Iraq Study Group, Lebanon, Darfur, student loans, and GOP candidates. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Verse of the Day: Judgement Upon the Wicked and the Righteous

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Moreover I saw under the sun that in the place of justice, wickedness was there, and in the place of righteousness, wickedness was there as well. I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for […]

Voice of the Day: Thich Nhat Hanh

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To me, practicing mindfulness in the act of consuming is the basic act of social justice. – Thich Nhat Hanh Interview by Catherine Ingram, In the Footsteps of Ghandi. + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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McCain campaign, Iran, pensions, Iraq-Congress, Pakistan, Al Qaeda, GI Bill for Guard/Reserves, Ugandan peacemaker, death penalty, Muslims and Evangelicals, Benedict on the Church and select commentaries. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Verse of the Day: Humility

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“When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not sit down at the place of honor, in case someone more distinguished than you has been invited by your host; and the host who invited both of you […]

Voice of the Day: Jean Mabillon

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The spirit in which Scriptures should be read: search first to know God and the mysteries of our religion, and to know oneself; and to understand the ways to travel to God, and how to make good use of creatures. […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Iraq-Congress, Iran, Canada-northern security, poll-record opposition to war, Iraq-President, Iraq-on the ground, Iraq-resources, executive privilege claim, Canada-northern security, Palestine-Jordan, Darfur, Colombia, Iran, NAACP, prayer and politics. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail […]

Verse of the Day: Forgiveness

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Forgive the iniquity of this people according to the greatness of your steadfast love, just as you have pardoned this people, from Egypt even until now. – Numbers 14:19 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the […]

Voice of the Day: Responding with Loving Humility

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At some thoughts one stands perplexed, above all at the sight of human sin, and wonders whether to combat it by force or by humble love. Always decide ‘I will combat it by humble love.’ If you resolve on that […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Iraq-Congress, immigration, children’s health insurance, Iran, Israel, White House-congress and courts, immigration, faith and politics, faith and business, Live Earth- climate change, and a feature essay on ‘God and Country’, select editorials and commentaries. Sign up […]

Verse of the Day: Refuge for the Poor

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Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread, and do not call upon the Lord? There they shall be in great terror, for God is with the company of the righteous. You […]

Voice of the Day: Segundo Galilea

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We have all known persons who have lost everything and have not lost the joy of living; persons who are imprisoned unjustly and do not lose their peace and tranquility; persons who live in misery and take in orphans; persons […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on climate change, Afghanistan, Iraq-politics, Gaza, Iraq-another GOP Senator rebels, Iraq-oil, health insurance, Darfur, Colombia, religion-Joel Osteen in UK, and select commentaries. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Verse of the Day: Trust and Wealth

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If I have made gold my trust, or called fine gold my confidence; if I have rejoiced because my wealth was great, or because my hand had gotten much … this also would be an iniquity to be punished by […]

Voice of the Day: Thomas Merton

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Prayer and meditation have an important part to play in opening up new ways and new horizons. If your prayer is the expression of a deep and grace-inspired desire for newness of life—and not the mere blind attachment to what […]

Voice of the Day: Jon Sobrino

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The closer this kingdom is and the more its coming is God’s doing, the more human beings must conform to it by a radical change in their way of life. -Jon Sobrino + Sign up to receive our quote of […]

Verse of the Day: “Called to Freedom”

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For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love become slaves to one another. For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You […]

Voice of the Day: Declaration of Independence

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But, when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Libby sentence commuted, Iran accused, Bush-Putin, British bombing attempts, Iran accused, McCain campaign, U.S.-Latin America, Japan nuclear bombing, immigration, and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Voice of the Day: Frederick Douglass

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Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may […]

Verse of the Day: Oppresssion

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You shall not oppress a resident alien; you know the heart of an alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt. – Exodus 23:9 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on Israel-Palestine, Iran, Anti-poverty efforts in Africa, Massachusetts heath insurance, immigration, Supreme Court analysis, poll of policiatl independents, President Bush, and select commentaries. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Verse of the Day: Seeing and Believing

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When the men had come to him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you to ask, “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?’ ” Jesus had just then cured […]

Voice of the Day: Saint Elizabeth the New Martyr

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It is easier for a feeble straw to resist a mighty fire than for the nature of sin to resist the power of love. We must cultivate this love in our souls, that we may take our place with all […]

Verse of the Day: Who Will Stand Up and Repair the Wall?

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The people of the land have practiced extortion and committed robbery; they have oppressed the poor and needy, and have extorted from the alien without redress. And I sought for anyone among them who would repair the wall and stand […]

Voice of the Day: Alan Boesak

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Unity that is dictated by the powerful is not unity. Unity at the cost of the poor and the oppressed, at the cost of the integrity of the gospel, is not unity. – Alan Boesak + Sign up to receive […]

Verse of the Day: Pride

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It is better to be of a lowly spirit among the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud. – Proverbs 16:19 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via e-mail

Voice of the Day: Rene Padilla

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The church has only two alternatives in its confrontation with the world: either it adapts itself to the world and betrays the gospel, or it responds to the gospel and enters into conflict with the world. – Rene Padilla + […]

Verse of the Day: Causing the Cry of the Poor

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He strikes them for their wickedness while others look on, because they turned aside from following him, and had no regard for any of his ways, so that they caused the cry of the poor to come to him, and […]

Voice of the Day: Jon Sobrino

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The closer this kingdom is and the more its coming is God’s doing, the more must human beings conform to it by a radical change in their way of life. – Jon Sobrino Quoted in Cry Freedom, by Charles Ringma […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on the Supreme Court, Darfur, Britain-cut nukes, Immigration, Tony Blair’s new job, Mideast summit, Iraq, U.S. military in Africa, Iran, North Korea, World Bank, Canada-Kyoto Agreement, feature interview with Derek Webb, and select Op-Eds. Sign up to […]

Voice of the Day: Elsa Tamez

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The message of the good news is of the liberation of human beings from everything and everyone that keeps them enslaved. – Elsa Tamez + Sign up to receive our quote of the day via e-mail

Verse of the Day: Oppression

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

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on immigration, Brown heads Labor party, Mideast summit, immigration, Iraq, Darfur, African Americans-military and college, European union, Lebanon, North Korea, faith and politics, and select op-eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Voice of the Day: Ludovico Barbo

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Without mental prayer, it would be virtually impossible for frail humanity to bear the fierce struggles of religious life. You can inebriate with sweetness your dryness of heart, making use of the water of prayer drawn from the fountains of […]

Verse of the Day: Means to an End

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The villainies of villains are evil; they devise wicked devices to ruin the poor with lying words, even when the plea of the needy is right. But those who are noble plan noble things, and by noble things they stand. […]

Patty Kupfer: The Eleventh Hour for Immigration Reform

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Jesus’ call to welcome the stranger and the outcast is a prominent theme in the New Testament. Based on our shared Christian values, Sojourners/Call to Renewal has been working with Christian leaders and organizations from across the ecumenical spectrum to […]

Obery Hendricks: The Height of Hypocrisy

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This week President George W. Bush ceremoniously vetoed a measure promoting embryonic stem cell research that could help to relieve the suffering of millions, declaring that the bill disregards the sanctity of human life. “I will not allow our nation […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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The latest news on the Mideast, New Orleans, energy, CIA, Iraq, Afghanistan, Darfur, North Korea, Canadian financer to fight global poverty, and select Op-Eds. Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Verse of the Day: Justice and Righteousness

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Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to a king’s son. May he judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice. May the mountains yield prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness. May […]

Voice of the Day: Persevering through Struggles

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[Jesus] says that he’s patient and humble of heart, not because he was submissive to oppression, but because he was able to endure in that struggle. – A teacher in the village of Papaturro Quoted in Cry Freedom, by Charles […]

Jim Wallis: Contribute to the Needs of the Saints

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Shane Claiborne and The Simple Way community are a good example of the old adage, “Be careful what you pray for.” Evangelicals like to pray that Christian young people will learn to love Jesus and follow in his steps. Well, […]

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