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Fixing Immigration: President Obama's Speech

President Obama is getting no respite from contentious issues. Today, speaking at American University's School of International Service, he tackled immigration reform, held hostage for decades, he said, by political posturing.
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It's Time to End This War

After his unanimous approval by the Senate Armed Services Committee as the new Afghan war commander, General David Petraeus was pictured in The Washington Post with a broad smile and thu
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Calling People to Faith

Several months ago, I was invited to speak at Lifest, a Christian festival in Wisconsin with more than 100 musicians and 50 speakers that
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On Arizona, Artists Speak Up, Refuse to Play

As a musician, I'm always interested in seeing how my fellow creative types respond to injustice or need.
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Obama to Speak on Immigration Reform Today

President Obama is keeping hope alive for comprehensive immigration reform legislation this year.
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Convenience and its Consequences

I love the clerks in my local grocery store. The same women scan and weigh and slide my yogurt and tortilla chips every week.
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An Open Letter to Madonna

Dear Madonna, Thank you. Earlier this week, after a month-long sojourn in Malawi, my family arrived home in California with our newly adopted son, Vasco Fitzmaurice Mark David Possley.
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Patriarchy in the Church and its Effects

In this month's issue of Sojourners, Anne Eggebroten's article "The P
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Vandalism: A Dead-End Tactic at Toronto's G20

During Saturday's nonviolent protest of about 5,000 activists outside the conference center in downtown Toronto, where leaders of the G20 were me
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