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Join Us in Signing the Peace and Civility Pledge

The horrible shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others is an important American moment.
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Violent Stories That Change Us for the Worse

A public figure is shot. School children are shot. A building explodes. A package explodes. And immediately we look for someone or something to blame: Republicans?
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Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords: Speaking for the Soul

The Sunday after Martin Luther King Jr. w
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Stay Informed and in Prayer for the People of Sudan

As voting continues in South Sudan's week-long independence referendum, which started yesterday, here are a few key links to keep you u
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Snapshots from Tucson

I welcomed in the New Year in Tucson, Arizona with the kind folks of the Restoration Project
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God, We Have Heard It: A Hymn Lamenting Gun Violence

[Editors' note: Below is a hymn written by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette lamenting gun violence. We hope you find it helpful in light of the shootings in Arizona.]
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An Attack on the Soul of the Nation

The shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, the young Congresswoman from Arizona, must speak to the soul of this nation.
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Friday Links Round-Up: Ted Williams. The Green Dragon. Desert Composer.

Here's a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week:
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End-of-Life Planning: Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

"The Obama administration, reversing course, will revise a Medicare regulation to delete references to end-of-life planning as part of the annual physical examinations covered under the new health
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Nonviolent Activists in Palestine Face Harassment, Prison, and Violence

Last Friday, at a protest against the Israeli separation barrier in the West Bank town of Bil'in, Palestinian nonviolent activist Jawaher Abu Rahmah was killed by
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