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Health-Care Reform: Hallelujah and Hallelujah Anyhow

On Saturday when the House of Representatives passed the health-care reform bill and on Tuesday when President Obama signed it into law, many of us who have been advocating for health-care reform s
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A New March on Washington

March 21, 2010: With crowd turnout twice the expected size, I squeezed my way toward the main stage to hear faith, labor, community, and immigrant leaders tell America why we need to reform immigration.
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Glenn Beck on Martin Luther King and Gandhi

Given Glenn Beck's threat that "the hammer is coming," I have been keeping my eyes and ears open to see and hear what attacks he might next make on us or the growing movement of Christians who share with us the call to
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What the Heck is 'Social Justice'?

Today I was interviewed by a sociology student who wanted to know more about "social justice." I was happy to talk to her.
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What Catholics Can Teach Glenn Beck About Social Justice

While it's generally not worth spilling any ink over Glenn Beck, his recent attacks on churches that preach "social justice" has rightly earned the condemnation of diverse faith leaders
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Healing the Nation's Soul with Mutual Respect

The health-care struggle culminating in Sunday's vote brought out the best and the worst of legislators' and citizens' behavior.
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What Glenn Beck Doesn't Understand About Biblical Social Justice

When Glenn Beck promised to devote a whole week of his television show to come after me, I wasn't sure he really meant it. I guess he did. Last night he began to make good on the threat he made on his radio show that "the hammer will fall."
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