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Who's to Blame for the Continuing Tragedy in Coal Country?

The heart-chilling news flashed through West Virginia's Coal River valley, a darkening pall on the blue sky afternoon of April 5, 2010, one day after Easter's hope-filled celebration of resurrectio
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Tribal Tensions in Southern Sudan and Election Approaches

Editor's Note: As Sudan prepares for this April's election, the Khartoum regime's leader, President al-Bashir, has threatened to cut off the fingers of foreign election observers who "interfere
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This Palestinian Life: Stories of Nonviolent Resistance

Last weekend I was at a family reunion where I had been invited to show pictures from my sabbatical in the Middle East last spring.
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Africa's 'Weapons of Mass Destruction'

I was watching the news coverage on the meeting of world leaders in Washington hosted by President Obama on reducing nuclear weapons and ensuring that these do not get into the hands of terrorists
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Looking Beyond the U.S. for Emerging Church Trends

[Read more of this blog conversation in response to the Sojourners magazine article "Is the 'Emerging Church' for Whites Only?"]
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This Isn't About Wallis vs. Beck--It's About Biblical Social Justice

This post was written in response to the Washington Post On Faith question of th
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Immigration Reform: What's Next?

Last weekend, tens of thousands of people marched in support of solutions to our broken immigration system.
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Can Petraeus Push the U.S. Toward Peace in the Middle East?

The taboo was finally broken and the genie is out of the bottle, despite some attempts to force it back.
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A Darfuri Perspective on Sudan's Dubious Elections

As a Darfuri, I recognize the fact that this presidential and parliamentary election in Sudan is an important milestone for the implementation of the North-South Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA)
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