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Lessons from the Jena 6

What lessons do we take away from the Jena 6 story? Six young men won't be dragging a felony conviction into adult life. That's reason for rejoicing, but as this saga approaches its third birthday, it's fair to ask if we have learned anything.
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My God Does Not Torture People, Part 1

Melissa Roxas is someone I am proud to call a friend. When I met her three years ago, I was struck by her deep desire to return to the Philippines to provide volunteer services to impoverished communities.
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Jesus People Against Pollution: 'People Should Not Still Be in Formaldehyde Trailers'

Charlotte Keys, of Jesus People Against Pollution in Columbia, Mississippi, who was
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Daring to Disarm: McNamara and the Moscow Summit

At around 9:30 a.m. on Monday, two headlines were dueling for the coveted center space of the New York Times Web site.
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'A Step-by-Step Agenda for the Elimination of Nuclear Arms'

The page one story in Sunday's New York Times is one that I have been waiting for for a long time.
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The Next Evangelicalism: Interview with Soong-Chan Rah, Part 1

You can't do church in the 21st century without a vision for cultural diversity, says author and theologian Soong-Chan Rah.
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A Necessary Film for Anyone Who Eats Food

"The industry doesn't want you to know the truth about what you are eating, because if you knew you might not want to eat it " - Food, Inc.
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Democracy is the Real Victim in Honduras' Coup

On the morning of June 28, Honduran President Manuel "Mel" Zelaya was awoken suddenly as masked soldiers burst into his home. As the media has been rave to point out, still in his pajamas, the elected head of state was forced onto a plane and shipped out of the country.
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Three Moral Issues of Health Care

Good health is the will of God for each and every one of his children.
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