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Prayer and the Persistent Widow

Well, it's parable day again boys and girls. Parables are like Jesus' subversive little stories of an alternate universe.
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What Does it Mean to Have No African American Senators?

On November 2, the mid-term elections were held and the conversation the next day for many people I talked with was that there were no African-American senators.
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The Man Who Shot Jimmie Lee Jackson, In His Own Words

[Editors' Note: Former state trooper James Bonard Fowler plead guilty this week to a misdemeanor manslaughter charge in the 1965 shooting of Jimmie Lee Jackson in Alabama.
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Urgent Action Needed on Behalf of the Saharawi People

This morning I received an e-mail from a friend asking me to get the word out about a tragic human rights event that has been taking place over the past week, which the world knows little to nothin
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Churches Key to Peace in Sudan

[Editor's Note: Voter registration has now started for South Sudan's January 9 referendum on independence -- an event whose occurrence is threatened by North S
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Tell Congress: We Support More Resources for Sex Trafficking Survivors

On Wednesday, November 17, the National Coalition to End Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking
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Chicago Evangelicals Harassed While Praying for Immigration Reform

It was five days before the mid-term elections. The race to fill President Obama's senate seat was neck-and-neck. On one side, Alexi Giannoulias strongly supported comprehensive immigration reform and the DREAM Act.
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A Proper 29 Way to Respond to the War in Iraq

How are we to respond as people of faith to the recent revelation that more than 66,000 civilians have died in our two wars?
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Friday Links Round Up: Natural Birth. Pedicures. Detroit.

Natural Birth. Pedicures. Detroit. Here's a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week:
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