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by Ed Knudson

1) Republicans Elect Mark Walker: A Racist, Blasphemous, Baptist Pastor
    7/23/2014
2) There is No Religious Left
    7/22/2014
3) Crisis in Ukraine: A Bit of Background
    7/18/2014
4) Teachers Turn Against Obama
    7/12/2014
5) The Trouble With Brain Science
    7/12/2014
6) The Roman Catholic Supreme Court Decides What is 'Sincere' Religious Belief
    7/1/2014
7) Karl Polanyi and the Stark Utopianism of Market Fundamentalism
    7/1/2014
8) Corporate Provided Health Care Has To Go
    6/30/2014
9) Brookings Report on Economic Justice and the Future of Religious Progressives
    4/25/2014

Article  by Richard Horsley:  Resa Aslan's book claiming Jesus as a 'Zealot' confuses outdated scholarly categories and seems to write Jesus off as just another 'false' messiah. Is there an unwritten subtext in Aslan's writing?  7/23/2014

Article  by Donna Nevel:  The current Israeli government is based on the idea that Jewish life is more precious than Palestinian life, which makes Israel a 'racist state'. That idea is behind the current conflict.  7/23/2014

Article  by Ed Knudson:  In an exchange of letters regarding a statement endorsed by the Oregon Area Jewish Committee, Israel is urged to stop playing the victim game and take responsibility for its role in settlements.  7/18/2014

Article  by Elizabeth A. Eaton:  As Israel continues a ground offensive against Gaza, which is experiencing much more suffering and loss of life than Israel, the attention of the world is focused on that region.  7/18/2014

Article  by Carl Raschke:  Without a larger narrative it is impossible to give meaning to particular events. Here is discussion of issues in light of postmodernism, Lyotard, Mark Lilla and David Brooks.  7/18/2014

Article  The Central Committee of the WCC has made an important decision to care for creation and reverse climate change by saying 'no' to investment in fossil fuels.  7/17/2014

Article  by Sam Pizzigati:  A new study shows privatization leads to more inequality. What's needed are new forms of public ownership, especially in energy. And Amazon, Google, and Facebook should now become public utilities.  7/14/2014

Article  by Chris Hedges:  It has become impossible for Israel to change itself, to provide justice for Palestinians. It must be forced to do so by outside forces like in South Africa. This has become a global moral imperative.  7/14/2014

Article  by James Petras:  Here is a look around the world from the perspective of those looking for more justice and peace for all, It's a good time to organize new groups to bring a new order to the countries of the world.  7/13/2014

Article  by Paul Rosenberg:    7/10/2014

Article  It turns out what conservatives say about the Affordable Care Act is completely wrong. Even the Koch Brothers' ads against it have actually helped people enroll  7/10/2014

Article  by Mark Engler:  Insider politics often fails. A transformational approach can turn the impossible into the inevitable. Consider the theories of Gene Sharp and Robert Helvey.  7/10/2014

Article  The World Council of Churches announced it will hold an Interfaith Summit on Climate Change on September 21-22, 2014, in New York City.  7/10/2014

Article  by Scott Gast:  The public church today must work to help create new economic institutions, not just policies, in this country. Gar Alperovitch talks about how to begin to do it.  7/6/2014

Article  by Clive Thompson:  How can we make the global economy work for 7 billion humans? Stop growing it. Think about a whole new era of peace and human flourishing!  6/29/2014

Article  by Juan Cole:  Three ways the youth rebellions are still shaping the Middle East despite what's happening now in Iraq and Syria and Egypt.  6/29/2014

Article  by Randall Balmer:  They’ll tell you it was abortion. Sorry, the historical record’s clear: It was segregation. White southern baptists and pentacostals and others use the Republican Party for their own narrow agenda.  5/29/2014

Article  by Thomas Piketty:  Here is an excerpt of a book on economics and income inequality which is being very widely read so as to significantly alter the terms of political debate on these matters.  5/28/2014

Article  by Jack Jenkins:  The 'beauty of nature and the grandeur of the cosmos' is a Christian value says the pope after a sustainability conference in Rome.  5/24/2014

Article  by Harold Meyerson:  Pastors and churches, immigrants and young people, have transformed the demographics of urban America. Now urban politics is also changing drastically...  4/28/2014

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