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Proclaiming Jubilee in the Midst of Foreclosures

My 1.5 year old son Jonas broke his first law last month.
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Obama, Bigotry, and Balance ... and Death Threats

There is some good conversation going around God's Politics partner blogs about what role race is playing in the current wave of opposition to Obama's policies, including Rep.
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Stand for Freedom in Iran: 'Enough is Enough!'

The following is a message delivered at the "Stand for Freedom in Iran" rally that took place yesterday at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, across from the United Nations.
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Obama, the UN, and the Bomb: Six Takeaway Points

In the nuclear security business, it's a good day when nothing goes wrong. It's a great day when something goes right.
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Applying Just Peace Theory to Obama's UN Speech

Just peace theory is the middle way between pacifism and just war theory. It recognizes the moral force of nonviolence and the goal of a world that solves its disputes through nonviolent means.
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Discrimination in Services -- No. Protection of Faith Identity -- Yes

This post responds to the following question posed on The Washington Post's "On Faith" forum
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Prayerland U.S.A.

Recently, The New York Times Magazine published Zev Chafets's essay on the Am
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Modern Slavery, Modern Abolitionists

Two hundred years after slavery was declared illegal in Great Britain, and 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation in the United States, an estimated 27 million people remain enslaved around
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Nonviolent Palestinian Activists Arrested as Israel Cracks Down on Wall Protests

Earlier this year, I was shown around Jayyous by Mohammad Othman, Youth Coordinator of the Stop the Wall campaign, a nonviolent grassroots movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
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