Europe once fought a war for 100 years. For the first 100 days of the new Republican-controlled Congress, another war took place on Capitol Hill, and now promises to continue.
When Newt Gingrich talks these days about his concern for the
poor, I wonder if something new and good might happen-or something
This fall's elections were indeed a political turning point. The Democrats who say their debacle was only a rejection of politics in general and whoever was in power are just wrong.
When I first heard about The Bell Curve, the new book by Charles Murray and the late Richard Herrnstein, I remembered an incident last year at Sojourners Neighborhood Center.
What if, in front of the whole world, the U.S. pledged unequivocal U.S. support for the restoration of democracy in Haiti?
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A sign of transformation in a world that isn't working.
The transformation of South Africa is one of the most
significant events of our time. It therefore deserves serious
The miraculous events in South
Africa made hope possible for me again. I
was there for the transformation—the inauguration of a new South Africa—and
will never be the same.
"The only game in town?" Cmon, Dave! You
dont really want to give all that away, do ya?
Didnt that Palestinian peasant come saying, "A new
game is at hand"?
A dream came to me. It was the mid-1990s. Most unusual things began to happen...
The glare of the camera lights showed the anguish on Joseph Bernardin’s face as he arrived at the annual meeting of U.S. Catholic bishops last November in Washington, D.C.
Not in polite company. That’s where you were not supposed to talk about either politics or religion. Remember?
Marian Wright Edelman's ethic of service.
Over Thanksgiving weekend in 1973, a group of evangelical Christians
met together in the dilapidated Chicago YMCA on Wabash Street.
I have to admit, it's nice to wake up in the morning without half expecting the White House to launch another intervention in a Third World country or proudly announce another cut in a domestic social program that will make people in my neighborhood even poorer.