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As Civilian Casualties Spike in Afghanistan, New Attempts to Reward 'Courageous Restraint'

Two recent news reports on the war in Afghanistan present a more complete story together.
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Pope Benedict: Greatest Persecution is from Sin Within the Church

On the papal plane, Shepherd One, en route to Portugal to visit the Shrine of Our
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Arizona's Questionable Track Record on Race: MLK Day, Banning Ethnic Studies, and Regulating Accents

It wasn't that long ago that the state of Arizona did not recognize, in fact went out of its way to criticize, the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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Sojourners Magazine Wins Top Magazine Honors

Sojourners magazine was recently recognized as the best general interest magazine by two leading religious press organizations for the second str
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Free Speech vs. Fundamentalist Islam?

A few days back, small groups of college students at Northwestern,
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A Hymn and Prayer for the Gulf: 'O God, the Great, Wide Seas are Yours'

This hymn-prayer was written in response to the ongoing oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig that started on April 20th.
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Lena Horne's Bright Shining Light

Lena Horne is gone, but she remains a bright shining light.
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'God's Maternal Nature': One of the Best Mother's Day Sermons I Can Remember

Yesterday I heard one of the best Mother's Day sermons I can remember. It was by the pastor at our family's church, Rev. Jeff Haggray of First Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.
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Last month, at the height of the media coverage of the most recent sex abuse crisis, Father Francis Clooney, a professor at Harvard Divinity School and Director of the Center for the Study of Wor
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