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by Ed Knudson

1) Wall Street has Bought Itself a Congress
2) Democrats Move to Encourage an Elizabeth Warren Candidancy
3) Iowa Lutherans: Don't Vote for Joni Ernst
4) Wendell Berry and Incarnational Theology
5) Did God Kill Jesus? Moltmann on Anticipated Terror and Joy
6) Stop the Oil Train Bombs

Article  Because governments failed to take clear, positive steps on climate change at the Peru climate conference, the churches must step forward to prepare for a UN summit in Paris in 2015.  12/16/2014

Article  by Dan Morris-Young:  'Much of the economic underpinnings for Washington state's economy is built on fraud' fostered 'by the very structure of our immigration laws,' said Bishop Joseph Tyson of Yakima.  12/12/2014

Article  by Mark Engler:  As widespread demonstrations against police violence continue around the country it my be helpful to consider factors involved in movements successful in changing systems, strategic nonviolence.  12/11/2014

Article  by Andrew W. Hass:  At Christmas we tell 'origin stories' about Jesus. But this article talks about origins of history itself and human consciousness, and the role of the Reformation in this.  12/8/2014

Article  by Zaid Jilani:  More police is not the answer to inequality, but that's been the policy in the U.S. since the 60s for Democrats as well as Republicans. It's time to stop the violence against black people.  12/5/2014

Article  by Anna Floerke Scheid:  "No Justice, No Peace' is the chant in demonstrations across the country right now. Here is help in understanding civil disobedience as a strategy for addressing inequality.  12/5/2014

Article  by Michael Lerner:  You can accept this invitation from Rabbi Lerner to a gathering on December 14, 2014, in San Francisco. Read this compelling analysis of the 2014 election and politics today.  11/11/2014

Article  by Don Hazen:  Basic life conditions are getting worse and worse for more and more Americans. Things are getting worse and worse. Yet politics is completely failing to see truth, provide options. New leaders needed!  10/27/2014

Article  by Chris Hedges:  Real human beings who are able and willing to look squarely at the facts of life today can decide on a new vocation: to revolt against the corporate state that now controls most of government.  10/21/2014

Article  by Darby Minow Smith:  Berry believes in a God who creates a good world worthy of love. No one has more influenced both the local food and environmental movement than Berry. He is a real treasure.  10/21/2014

Article  by Paul Farmer:  It takes good health systems to deal with Ebola. Spreading fear doesn't help. It takes staff, supplies, space, and training. Read this to understand what's needed.  10/17/2014

Article  by Brendan Fischer:  True the Vote, a Texas-based group that supports voter ID laws and hypes the voter fraud myth, worked with Wisconsin Tea Party groups to pass laws now overturned.  10/17/2014

Article  by Roland Boer:  As we approach the 500 anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation it is good to remember Muntzer, a key leader in the peasant wars for economic justice.  10/16/2014

Article  by Richard Rothstein:  Long before the shooting of Michael Brown, official racial-isolation policies primed Ferguson for this summerís events. Racist housing settlement patterns reveal much and explain vast inequality.  10/16/2014

Article  by William J. Astore:  A new Iraqi army, much-touted and funded to the tune of $25 billion over the 10 years of the American occupation has failed miserably to confront ISIS. Here is the sad story of policy failure.  10/16/2014

Article  by Conn M. Hallinan:  To understand economics you have to look at actual institutional structures, not just 'markets'. The BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization are important new structures on the world stage.  10/10/2014

Article  by Lawrence Otis Graham:  Racial hatred is a dark force in American history and explains much about current political and religious conflicts. Here is a story of a father and son coming to terms with white racism.  10/10/2014

Article  by Denise Oliver Velez:  Real Republicans should be outraged that Southern extremists have taken over their party who are anti-equality, anti-public school, anti-governement, and against human rights for all people.  10/2/2014

Article  by Jeff Bryant:  Voters, even regular Republicans, are figuring out what's been true for some years now. Republican candidates want to gut public education even if they won't say so directly.  9/25/2014

Article  by Zuri Linetsky:  It is crucial right now for pastors and laypersons to know Middle East history, Institutional design and maintenance is the key to preventing the resurgence of quasi-states, not military action.  9/24/2014

Article  by William I. Robinson:  Read this outstanding historical interpretation and analysis of what is happening in Israel and Gaza. It is particularly important to take into account these basic facts at this time.  9/23/2014

Article  by Chris Hedges:  Chris Hedges along with Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, Kshama Sawant and Sen. Bernie Sanders made remarks at an event before the People's Climate March in NYC.  9/23/2014

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