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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 […]

Verse of the Day: The Armor of God

posted by gp_editor

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’

posted by gp_editor

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 + […]

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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the latest news on SCHIP, Iran, Katrina, Burma, Blackwater, Darfur, immigration, military recruitment, Christian education, AIDS, UK politics, and select op-eds Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

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

Iran’s Lame Duck, Our Lame Political Script (by Elizabeth Palmberg)

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With all the fuss around Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s recent visit to New York, you’d think that he had political power, command of the military, or at least strong popular support in his homeland. Actually, he has none of the above, as […]

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 »

Sanctions Can Work in Burma (by David Cortright)

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International solidarity and support for the Burmese democracy movement is growing, as evidenced in the imposition of new economic sanctions against the military regime. The European Union and the U.S. government have announced additional measures to isolate the dictators. The […]

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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The latest news on Darfur, Congress, Burma, Iran, Iraq-Senate, Iraq Christians, Death penalty, Arms sales, Nuclear weapons, and Presidential politics-Republican 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 »

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

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

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

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

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

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

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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

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

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

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

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

Voice of the Day: ‘Custodians of pure love’

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

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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

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

posted by gp_editor

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 »

Best Debate on Iraq So Far (by Jim Wallis)

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

Seeking Liberation from Modern Slavery (by Jeremy Scott)

posted by God's Politics

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

Voice of the Day: Joan Chittister on Hospitality

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

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

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

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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

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 »

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

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

Pick-and-Choose Theology (by Daoud Kuttab)

posted by God's Politics

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

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 […]

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

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

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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

Voice of the Day: Elvia Alvarado

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

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

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

A Surge of Prayers (by Jim Wallis)

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

American Christendom, RIP (by Diana Butler Bass)

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

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)

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

Verse of the Day: ‘Woe to you’

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

Voice of the Day: Thomas Merton

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

‘Ghosts of Abu Ghraib’ (by Chuck Gutenson)

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

A World of Hope (by Jim Wallis)

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

Daily News Digest /by Duane Shank/

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

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

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

Voice of the Day: Desert Fathers and Mothers

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

Daily News Digest /by Duane Shank/

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

Voice of the Day: Dorothy Day

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

Verse of the Day: ‘Peace to this house’

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

Voice of the Day: Angelus Silsius

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

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

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

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 […]

Daily News Digest /by Duane Shank/

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the latest news on the Katrina anniversary, child poverty, Iraq, immigration, Iran, Sudan-Darfur, Senator Craig, the death penalty, and select opinion articles + Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Verse of the Day: ‘Justice and the love of God’

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But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and herbs of all kinds, and neglect justice and the love of God; it is these you ought to have practiced, without neglecting the others. – Luke 11:42-42 + […]

Daily News Digest /by Duane Shank/

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the latest news on Iraq, Darfur, immigration, Afghanistan and the Korean hostages, Iran, the census report, Israel-Palestine, churches and global warming, education, and select opinion pieces + Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Voice of the Day: Thich Nhat Hanh

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[Y]ou cannot judge the value of an action based on whether or not it brings success. You have to judge the value of an action in relation to the action itself…. I think we may fail in our attempt to […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Those whose teeth are swords’

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There are those whose teeth are swords, whose teeth are knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, the needy from among mortals. – Proverbs 30:14-14 + Sign up to receive our social justice verse of the day via […]

Daily News Digest /by Duane Shank/

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the latest news on poverty, Iran, Canada, Gonzales resignation, Iraq, arms security, South Korean hostages, Afghanistan, Israel-Palestine, Saudi private security, Darfur, and select features and opinion articles + Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Voice of the Day: Joan Chittister

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Study is hard work. It is so much easier to find something else to do in its place than to stay at the grind of it. We have excuses aplenty for avoiding the dull, hard, daily attempt to learn. There […]

Verse of the Day: ‘You have heard it was said’

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You have heard that it was said, “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” But I say to you, do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other […]

Gonzales Resignation Reactions /by Duane Shank/

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Here’s a collection of quotes about Gonzales’ resignation from the AP. A few to start with: “Al Gonzales is a man of integrity, decency and principle. … After months of unfair treatment that has created a harmful distraction at the […]

Daily News Digest /by Duane Shank/

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the latest news on the resignation of Alberto Gonzales, Darfur, the U.S. military, Iraq, presidential politics, Iran, poverty, and select opinion pieces + Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Voice of the Day: Peter of Celle

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I consider a room without reading to be a hell without consolation, an instrument of torture without relief, a prison without light, a tomb without ventilation, a ditch swarming with worms, a strangling noose, the empty house of which the […]

Verse of the Day: Deuteronomy on Non-Predatory Lending

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When you make your neighbor a loan of any kind, … If the person is poor, you shall not sleep in the garment given you as the pledge. You shall give the pledge back by sunset, so that your neighbor […]

Daily News Digest /by Duane Shank/

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the latest reports on Darfur, Iraq, Iran, private prisons, young Americans and God, Justice Deptartment resignations, health insurance, and select op-eds and book reviews + Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Verse of the Day: ‘Lover of justice’

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The Lord is great in Zion; [and] is exalted over all the peoples. Let them praise your great and awesome name. … Mighty King, lover of justice, you have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness. – Psalms 99:2-4 […]

Voice of the Day: The Rule of Benedict

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Prayer should be brief and pure, unless it happen to be lengthened by an impulse or inspiration of divine grace. – The Rule of Benedict Quoted in Essential Monastic Wisdom, by Hugh Feiss + Sign up to receive our quote […]

Daily News Digest /by Duane Shank/

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the latest reports on Iraq and Vietnam, vets in Congress, Korean hostages, India and nukes, religious school funding in Canada, global epidemics, aid to Africa, Hurricane Dean, and select opinion pieces + Sign up to receive our daily news summary […]

Verse of the Day: ‘Then who can be saved?’

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Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of […]

Voice of the Day: Morton T. Kelsey

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One cannot go in for silence in a big way, make a pile and then retire. It would be better to settle for a more modest undertaking so that one could stay in business and keep at it. Otherwise the […]

Daily News Digest /by Duane Shank/

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the latest reports on Iraq, income, children’s health insurance, CIA, Pakistan, protest, Iran, nuclear weapons, Darfur, North America summit, homelessness, farming, military and religion, and select op-eds + Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Verse of the Day: ‘The Lord loves justice’

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Depart from evil, and do good; so you shall abide forever. For the Lord loves justice; [God] will not forsake [God’s] faithful ones. The righteous shall be kept safe forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off. […]

Voice of the Day: Hildegard of Bingen

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Wordiness in the divine office counts for almost nothing before God. – Hildegard of Bingen from “Explanation of the Rule of Benedict.” Quoted in Essential Monastic Wisdom, by Hugh Feiss. + Sign up to receive our quote of the day […]

Daily News Digest /by Duane Shank/

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the latest reports on Iraq, North America summit, Iran, children’s health insurance, immigration, Medicare, White House in contempt, Darfur, global warming, and China-Africa + Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Voice of the Day: Naim Ateek

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The Church should proclaim its concept of God, as it has come to know God through Christ, to all people in society, including Muslims and Jews. This should be done unashamedly and uncompromisingly. The Church should insist on what God […]

Verse of the Day: Woe!

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But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. Woe to you who are full now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who are laughing now, for you will mourn and weep. Woe to […]

Verse of the Day: Better Poor but Wise

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Better is a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king, who will no longer take advice. – Ecclesiastes 4:13-13 + 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 immigration, housing, global warming, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Darfur, Utah mine deaths, torture, election, Peru earthquake, trade, Zimbabwe, and green building + Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Voice of the Day: Elvia Alvarado

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I used to feel hatred toward the gringo soldiers. Why should they be in our country, with all their guns and all their dollars, making life even more difficult for us? But now I know that these poor gringos are […]

Daily News Digest /by Ryan Rodrick Beiler/

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the latest reports on Korea, the Jose Padilla verdict, climate change, Utah mine deaths, Alberto Gonzales, immigration, Republican politics, New Orleans, the Mideast, Peru’s earthquake, Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Iraq, the World Bank, South Africa, and Russia + Sign up to receive […]

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, […]

Daily News Digest by Ryan Rodrick Beiler

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the latest reports on conscientious objection, Israel, evangelism, military suicides, spying, Iraq, Rove resignation, Rumsfeld resignation, terrorism, Iran, Venezuela, Pakistan, food aid, Tibet, Jose Padilla, and Zimbabwe + Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

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 […]

Daily News Digest by Ryan Rodrick Beiler

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the latest news on Iraq, North Korea, election – Republicans, death penalty, immigration, Karl Rove, Darfur, Jose Padilla, spying, Iran, Venezuela, Newark shootings, Kenya, Chinese toys, and a special report on Jerusalem + Sign up to receive our daily news […]

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 […]

‘Vulture Funds’ Circle Zambia by Muyatwa Sitali

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Sojourners’ August issue highlights the problem of the crushing debt burden borne by many poor countries. While the global Jubilee movement has won some significant victories, some of this progress has been threatened by a new trend: “vulture funds,” private […]

Daily News Digest by Ryan Rodrick Beiler

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the latest reports on the Rove resignation, the Newark shootings, immigration, spying, torture, education, Jose Padilla, Obama, Gaza, Iraq, death penalty, Guatemala, Afghanistan/Iran, and Darfur + Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

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 + […]

Daily News Digest by Ryan Rodrick Beiler

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the latest reports on Rove’s resignation, Brazil’s rainforests, hostages in Afghanistan, refugees, human rights, Republican election politics, Iraq, Darfur, Gaza, Iran, Israel-Palestine, and healthcare + Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

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 […]

I Hate It When All You Can Do Is Pray by Bart Campolo

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I’m not friendly with the white-shirted drug dealers who work the corners near my house yet, but at least they acknowledge me as a neighbor now, instead of looking me over as a prospective buyer or an undercover cop. It’s […]

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 […]

An American Military Observer in Darfur interview by Becky Garrison

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An interview with Brian Steidle, a former American military observer in Darfur and the subject of the documentary film and book The Devil Came on Horseback. Briefly explain why you were in Darfur. I had been in Sudan for seven […]

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 […]

Verse of the Day:

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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 […]

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: Daily News Digest

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the latest reports on the bridge collapse, South Asian flooding, spying, the election, politics, immigration, Iraq, the Mideast, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, and commentary on Darfur + Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

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

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: Daily News Digest

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the latest reports on healthcare, spying, Colombia, media, Iraq, the UN, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, the Mideast, the election, Alberto Gonzales, faith-based initiatives, and commentary on Darfur + Sign up to receive our daily news summary via e-mail »

Ryan Rodrick Beiler: Daily News Digest

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the latest reports on Rupert Murdoch’s big deal, Darfur, surveillance, Iraq, Afghanistan, Obama on Pakistan, the Mideast, and Cambodia + Sign up to receive our daily news summary 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 […]

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 […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest news on the Farm Bill, children’s health insurance, falling wages, immigration, Iran, Iraq and al Qaeda, Pakistan, the Mideast, Africa poll, Darfur, faith and politics, D.C. vote, foreign policy, “theology on tap”, Evangelicals Against Torture, and select commentaries

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 […]

Duane Shank: Daily News Digest

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the latest reports on the CNN/YouTube debate, minimum wage, VA failing vets, Blair in the Mideast, Iraq, Iran, Darfur, food costs and the poor, religious schools, rainfall, and select commentaries

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

Becky Garrison: A Palestinian Pastor Speaks

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An interview with Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, general director, The International Center of Bethlehem; senior pastor, Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church; and president, Diyar Consortium. Can you give us a snapshot of what daily life is like for people living in […]

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 […]

Diana Butler Bass: Loving George W. Bush

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Recently, I was talking with someone who serves in Congress, a Democratic representative from a liberal constituency out west. My friend reported that people in the home district—especially those who make up the base—were furious with Congress. “Over what?” I […]

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