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What Makes Liberals and Conservatives Angry? Abortion Reduction

When both the Left and Right begin sharpening their knives, it means you are on to something.
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'Greek Moments' in South Africa and Zimbabwe

During my studies in theology, my colleagues and I jokingly referred to particularly difficult concepts or issues that we had a hard time understanding as "a Greek moment," or say "this is Greek t
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Obama and the G-20

Next week, leaders of the G-20, the 19 countries with the largest economies and the European Union, will meet in London.
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Consumerism and Producerism

In times of great chaos and stress, people need voices of inspiration.
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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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