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A Double Victory for Liberian Immigrants

Last week, President Obama signed an executive order granting a
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Sin Nombre: Immigrants as Sojourners

President Obama recently addressed the crying need for comprehensive immigration reform. He reminded us that we are a nation of immigrants.
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In Praise of Dimples

There are just a few days left to share your thoughts about eating, body image, and fa
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I'm the Older Brother

When it comes to President Obama's stimulus package and its provisions to help those Americans who are having great difficulty paying their home mortgages, I have come to realize that I'm like the older brother in the story of the Prodigal Son.
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Atheist Bus Ads Arrive in Seattle

To support and amplify the already pervasive non-religious reputation of Seattle, the atheist bus ads are set to arrive.
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Romero: The Price of Preaching and Living Jesus' Gospel

Twenty-nine years ago today, a Salvadorian government hit man assassinated Archbishop of San Salvador Oscar Romero as he was saying Mass in a convent. News of Romero's assassination sparked a slew of global responses -- from sadness and outrage to impartiality.
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Three Priorities for Darfur

I have a confession to make. In the ninth year of the 21st century, and on my own 46th birthday, I may be the last activist left in America that has never penned a blog.
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Voice of the Day: Moshe Dayan

If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends, you talk to your enemies. - Moshe Dayan
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Stop the Raids

For the past several weeks, Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Chicago has been conducting a national tour promoting immigration reform, primarily speaking at Latino evangelical churches around the country.
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My Definition of the Emerging Church

If I had a dollar for every person who has asked me "So, what IS the emerging church?" we could meet our budget this year. Here's my own definition, and it is just that -- my definition. Not the definition. This is descriptive, not prescriptive. When I use the term "emerging church" here's what I mean by that. (I feel like I'm walking into a minefield, but here we go ...)
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