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Who Should Pay for Our Pollution?

Congress is hard at work on historic energy and climate change legislation. The House of Representatives plans to vote on a bill in the next few weeks, with the Senate to follow in early fall.
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Listening to the Women of Darfur

Few biblical figures stand out for their bravery as Esther does. Faced with a looming order for the systematic extermination of her people, she risked her life and broke the silence.
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A Woman's Right to Fish

If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime. If you teach his wife how to fish, you feed the whole family for a lifetime.
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Arab Christians Getting Overdue Recognition

I was glad to see Daoud Kuttab's recent post on Obama and Arab Christians.
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Praise and Criticism for Obama's Cairo Speech

The world stood at attention as President Obama gave a historic speech to the Muslim world. In mainstream U.S.
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Women Preachers Strengthened by God

"Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord." (1 Corinthians 1:31, NRSV)
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Obama in Cairo: A New Beginning

Every so often, I will begin the week with a post about something that I believe deserves further reflection and comment from the God's Politics community.
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Combatants for Peace: A Grassroots View from the Middle East, Part 2

Another amazing grassroots effort in the Middle East is Combatants for Peace, a group of former Palestinian fighters and Israeli soldiers who have united to reject violence and tell their stories to each other as a way of finding peace.
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Water of Life: Wee Man Doesn't Take it for Granted (And Neither Should You)

One of the everyday things Vasco has enjoyed most since arriving in Chicago from Malawi five weeks ago is being able to go into the kitchen and pour a cool glass of crystal clear water, from the si
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