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What Christmas Means
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The tale of Jesus’ birth is not for oppressors. It is for the oppressed. And what is quaint and picturesque to those who live in privilege is visceral and empowering to those the world condemns.

Where Is Our Martin Luther King Jr.?

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We need more humble prophets -- to remind the skeptical that religion, which can indeed be divisive, is also a moral prod and an intellectual spark. But such figures are hard to find in this election year.

The Tears of Gaza Must Be Our Tears

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Muslim, Christian or Jew, we ignore this suffering at the peril of our own humanity. As Rachel Corrie wrote in her last letter to her parents, "I could live a comfortable life and possibly, with no effort at all, exist in complete unawareness of my participation in genocide."Muslim, Christian or Jew, we ignore this suffering at the peril of our own humanity.

War of the Word
Robert Scheer

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Would God ever damn America? Is there anything we have done or could do as a nation that might court such severe judgment from an almighty, or is there a peculiar American exemption from God's wrath? The prediction of God's damnation for bad behavior is made in both black and white churches.

Resign-a-Thon 2008 Continues

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Within the span of a week, the Obama and Clinton campaigns have both weathered the scandal-induced resignations of three key advisers. In this latest round of campaign poker, Obama's pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., stepped down Friday from the Illinois senator's African American Religious Leadership Committee.

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