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Breaking the Chains of Debt at the IMF

In April 2009, following the global financial crisis in late 2008, leaders of the G20 (the world's 19 largest economies plus the European Union) designated the
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MLK and the "Progressive Hunter"

Take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. -- James 3:4-6
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The Right to Act in Conscience

This is the second installment of a series Logan Mehl-Laituri is writing for God's Politics focusing on selective conscientious objection. Read his first installment here.
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Activism Works Against Sex Trafficking

Atlanta activists say years of work to combat the trafficking and prostitution of girls in Georgia -- work described in "
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A Crucial Time for Sudan

With only 88 days left until the independence referendum in southern Sudan -- unless it is delayed by Khartoum's foot-dragging tactics -- the eyes of
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Toward the House of Levi

I was invited to be the guest preacher one Sunday this summer at a church in a suburb of my city, Denver, Colorado.
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Patriotism and Idolatry

This meditation is part of a dialog on Patheos.com about the question, "So, when does patriotism pass over into idolatry?"
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Friday Links Round Up: Giving Up on Washington. Afghanistan. Kimchi.

Giving up on Washington. Afghanistan. Kimchi. Here's a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week:
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Political Meltdown

It is very difficult to observe the current political landscape and not conclude that the process has seriously broken down.
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