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A Meditation on Christian Extremism: Blackwater and the Bonhoeffer 4

"You need to realize that war is money. And money makes the world go round.
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'Jose Illegal' is a Lie

It's an e-mail to make your blood boil.
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Truth-telling and Responsibility in Health Care

I have said that one important moral principle for the health-care debate is truth-telling.
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The Vanishing Scenery of Glacier National Park

If anyone still doesn't believe in global warming, come to Glacier National Park. My wife Karin and I just spent two days of our vacation here.
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Prayer Vigil at the Detention Center

I am a seminary professor. Activism is not something that comes naturally to me, but I am learning!
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Risking Ourselves for Peace

I'm a big fan of iTunesU, and I usually try to listen to informative podcasts on long drives, since I can't read and drive simultaneously.
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The Hurt Locker and the Cause of War

Let's get one thing straight: I have no idea what war is really like.
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Israel Kicks Refugees Out of Their Tents

In most cases in Occupied Palestine at this point, Palestinian refugees live in UN-administered camps that are essentially urban slums--overcrowded apartment blocks with high rates of poverty. But there are still some refugees that live in tents.
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Making Peace with Sam Harris

Dr. Francis Collins, President Obama's choice to head the National Institute of Health, has been met with much resistance from certain quarters of the scientific community.
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