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The Naturalization of Violence Against African-Americans
The Naturalization of Violence Against African-Americans

By: Starlette Thomas
African-Americans have historically been targeted and told they don't belong. Childish Gambino's new video invites us to entertain the naturalization of violence in African-American communities. Sadly, this is America.

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7 Bad Race Habits - And Why You Must Break Them
7 Bad Race Habits - And Why You Must Break Them

By: Starlette Thomas
The social construct of race creates habits - spoken and unspoken - in all of us. These patterns of behavior indicate how we're likely to treat others because of their skin color. Here are 7 we must break.

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The Real Choice That Causes Poverty, Homelessness
The Real Choice That Causes Poverty, Homelessness

By: Zach Dawes
Poverty and homelessness are choices society makes, that you and I make, every day. We have the resources to end poverty and homelessness, but we lack the political, social, economic and religious will to act.

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Facing Up to the Reality of Climate Change
Facing Up to the Reality of Climate Change

By: Gary McManus
Has the climate always changed? Yes, but that change typically occurs slowly over thousands to millions of years. However, rapid climate change can be highly disruptive to life. And ample evidence reveals that's happening.

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Taking Time to Stop and Notice Life's Simple Beauty
Taking Time to Stop and Notice Life's Simple Beauty

By: Trevor Barton
In our world filled with talking, ignoring and dying, we're too busy to see the simple things, the beautiful things that we notice by listening, learning and living. Maybe we need to spend time in the belly of the whale.

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Leveraging Privilege to Enact Social Change - On a Bike
Leveraging Privilege to Enact Social Change - On a Bike

By: Rand Jenkins
Civil Rides - a three-day bike trip in early April to raise awareness around persistent rural poverty in America and advocate for racial justice and healing - gave a voice to stories that needed to be heard.

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Why Your Public Library Matters Now More Than Ever
Why Your Public Library Matters Now More Than Ever

By: James Gordon
When it comes to cutting the cost of public services, our public libraries and their budgets are up for grabs. Yet the value of a library cannot be measured solely by the amount of people who walk through its doors.

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OK's Students Deserve More Than Lawmakers' Crumbs
OK's Students Deserve More Than Lawmakers' Crumbs

By: Brad Moore
With the cost of living continuing to increase and the growing number of children entering Oklahoma's public schools, the state's children deserve more than what we have settled for. They deserve our best.

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Celebrating the Hard but Glorious Work of Teaching
Celebrating the Hard but Glorious Work of Teaching

By: Steve Straessle
Teachers do a tightrope walk of treating kids as individuals but moving them forward in common cause, to be better citizens, neighbors and friends. It's not an easy job, but it's a glorious one.

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Why Privatizing Public Schools Threatens Education
Why Privatizing Public Schools Threatens Education

By: Diane Ravitch
Public schools are a cornerstone of our democracy. They are a public good, not a consumer item. We must not let the forces of privatization take them over. We must choose to stand up for public schools.

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Right Side of History: Removing Barriers to Education
Right Side of History: Removing Barriers to Education

By: Colin Harris
Our society has made progress in dismantling the economic and racial barriers to educational opportunity and fulfillment, but we now face a barrier that's more complex and subtle.

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Pastors' Group Supports Strong Education for All Kids
Pastors' Group Supports Strong Education for All Kids

By: Charles Foster Johnson
Pastors for Texas Children was formed in 2013 to mobilize the faith community for public education support and advocacy. We believe education is a gift from God for all children - not just for those who can afford it.

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When Foxes Lurk Outside Our Schools' Henhouses
When Foxes Lurk Outside Our Schools' Henhouses

By: Norman Jameson
Our children attend school to learn reading and writing and math. But now they must learn another lesson. That foxes lurk outside their henhouses, and they must be prepared for their assaults.

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In Unkind Culture, Is There Still Something Nice to Say?
In Unkind Culture, Is There Still Something Nice to Say?

By: Mitch Carnell
Large sections of our society, including many Christians, have become mean and disrespectful toward others, which means those of us who cling to Jesus' teachings face a great challenge.

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We Should Have Taken Action 1,600 Mass Shootings Ago
We Should Have Taken Action 1,600 Mass Shootings Ago

By: David Currie
Since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting six years ago, 1,600 mass shootings have occurred in the U.S. That's not acceptable. This gun owner says it's long past time for common-sense gun safety.

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Reflecting on Modern-Day Violence Through Biblical Story
Reflecting on Modern-Day Violence Through Biblical Story

By: Gordon King
As the anniversary of the Rwanda Tutsi genocide approaches, in which some 800,000 people were murdered within 100 days, it's a reminder that many of us have flawed and shallow understandings about mass violence.

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Debunked: 'What's Good for Business is Good for America'
Debunked: 'What's Good for Business is Good for America'

By: Roger Olson
You see and hear the cliché over and over: What's good for business is good for America. But this overused and simplistic phrase couldn't be further from the truth.

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Is Carbon Offsetting Merely a License to Pollute?
Is Carbon Offsetting Merely a License to Pollute?

By: Caroline Pomeroy
Since the concept was invented in the late '80s, carbon offsetting has had bad press, likened to buying papal indulgences, described as "greenwash" and a license to pollute. But is it?

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Prophetic Religion's Role to Solve the Dreamer Dilemma
Prophetic Religion's Role to Solve the Dreamer Dilemma

By: David P. Gushee
Our nation's immigration system is irrational, arbitrary and routinely heartbreaking. It creates new loyalties and then breaks them; it helps families and then shatters them. It needs dramatic change.

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In Seeking Truth, Beware Those Who Use 'Bold Subterfuge'
In Seeking Truth, Beware Those Who Use 'Bold Subterfuge'

By: Larry Eubanks
Getting at the truth has always been a challenge, even when everyone plays by the rules and honestly seeks truth. Others practice "bold subterfuging," intentionally lying to gather more money or power for themselves.

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When Communities Form by Demonizing Outsiders
When Communities Form by Demonizing Outsiders

By: Ron Rolheiser
Many churches and civic communities forge a bond within their own ranks by demonizing others, but that path is neither the way of Jesus nor the way of human maturity.

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The Cure for Internet Venom: Let's Listen to Each Other
The Cure for Internet Venom: Let's Listen to Each Other

By: Michael Helms
Technology has done more to divide us than unite us. There is no substitute for knowing that someone really cares what you have to say and wants to listen to you say it, even if the person has an opposing view.

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Seeking Better Discourse Above Social Media's Din
Seeking Better Discourse Above Social Media's Din

By: James Gordon
In our social media culture, the loudest voices are heard, the most attention grabbing sound bites absorbed, the least complex and easiest grasped explanations seized on. Can the church bring a higher standard of discourse?

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Black History Helps Us Appreciate Our Full History
Black History Helps Us Appreciate Our Full History

By: Robert Guffey
Black History Month is an opportunity to tell the whole story of our nation's history. We all benefit by an honest telling of our past and our present made by people of all races and backgrounds.

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8 Reflections from Faith-and-Immigration Documentary
8 Reflections from Faith-and-Immigration Documentary

By: Cliff Vaughn
With the abundance of news about immigrants, migrants and refugees, I reflected back on January 2011 when I worked on EthicsDaily.com's "Gospel Without Borders." Here's what has stuck with me.

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