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by Ed Knudson

1) Oxfam Report: How the Wealthy Get Their Money by Not Working or Paying Taxes
2) John Boehner Wants The U.S. to go to War with Iran
3) Martin Luther on Charlie Hebdo: Sick Secularism and Billy Graham
4) Whose Speech is Actually Free?
5) Historic Protestant Speech is Not Free in America Today
6) Wall Street has Bought Itself a Congress
7) Democrats Move to Encourage an Elizabeth Warren Candidancy

Article  by Carl Raschke:  After Charlie Hebdo, here is a brief history of critical theory, and a critique of multiculturalism and progressivism. Slavoj Žižek points to a new, grand vision worthy of personal commitment.  1/23/2015

Article  by Erin Wathen:  One of the most important New Testament scholars of recent years has died. His book 'Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time' inspired thousands.  1/22/2015

Article  by Boaventura de Sousa Santos:  A radical new politics is emerging in southern Europe (Portugal, Spain, Greece) against financial, banking elites and big corporations. Stimulated by ideas from South America the movement may spread.  1/19/2015

Article  by Olivier Tonneau:  Modern societies need to be organized based on politics, not religion. Fundamentalists demand society be organized by religion, and use violence to get their way. Very good article.  1/16/2015

Article  by Michael Varlamos :  The movie 'Selma' on the fiftieth anniversary of the famous rights march has increased interest in the legacy of Martin Luther King. Here is an account from the perspective of the Greek Orthodox.  1/13/2015

Article  by Ann Jones:  Now living in Oslo, Norway, the well-traveled author runs into people all over who wonder if the country is losing its mind. Are crazy people running things here?  1/12/2015

Article  by John Vidal:  A papal encyclical on climate change is being prepared by Pope Francis, in order to affect a major meeting in Paris in 2015. This will be a huge event in public theology for the coming year.  12/29/2014

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

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