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Circling Jericho in Zimbabwe?

There seems to be a consistent political pattern emerging in Zimbabwe: first, there will be a violation of the unity agreement by ZANU (PF), followed by challenge by opposition parties with threat
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Photos: Rally for Immigration Reform -- Change Takes Courage and Faith

Here are some of my favorite shots from yesterday's massive immigration rally on the National Mall.


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Health Care: Swiss Solidarity and the Scandalous 5%

Whew. The health-care bill passed. It isn't the complete overhaul we need, but at least it's a start.
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Logging On Differently for Lent

Our experience of the world is increasingly mediated through intricate matrices of Internet networks.
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A Grassroots Victory for Immigration Activists

On Tuesday, February 23, a small battle was won in small-town Virginia. It was not won in a field with weapons but in a council room with words.
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Why Are There So Few Solo Women Church Planters?

Church planting is its own weird thing. It takes a certain personality to think you might, just might, be able to (with tons of help from God) start a church from scratch.
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'Jim Wallis Loves His Enemies' (With a Little Help From His Friends)

When a Fox News pundit who has helped force the resignation of White House advisers is promising he'll be
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Jesus-Focused Conversations in Occupied Bethlehem

I arrived in Bethlehem last Sunday evening to speak at a conference called "Christ at the Checkpoint: Theology in the Service of Peace and Justice." I'm not a theologian or an expert in anything.
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