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How Your Church May Be Like Comic-Con
How Your Church May Be Like Comic-Con

By: Michael Parnell
It takes a lot of volunteers to run a massive event like Comic-Con. Often, those volunteers are placed wherever a warm body is needed with no thought to their skills or gifts. Kind of like some churches.

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The Danger of Living Near the Edge of Integrity
The Danger of Living Near the Edge of Integrity

By: Colin Harris
We all affirm the importance of living with integrity, yet many choose to live as close to its edge as possible. Instead of teetering on integrity's edge, we should practice a lifestyle of centered integrity.

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Kenya's Motto: Good Locally, Not So Much Nationally
Kenya's Motto: Good Locally, Not So Much Nationally

By: Leroy Seat
The Kenyan term, Harambee, is the east African nation's motto and means everyone pulling together. While local goals are good, some social and educational needs are best served on a national level.

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2 Approaches to Ethics: Egoism and Altruism - Part 1
2 Approaches to Ethics: Egoism and Altruism - Part 1

By: Gordon King
We each struggle to live in the tension between egoism and altruism in our personal lives. The egoist is motivated by self-interest, personal benefit and happiness; the altruist by the common good and others' well-being.

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Why We See Our Group as More Diverse Than Others
Why We See Our Group as More Diverse Than Others

By: David Swartz
As research into Thailand's anti-trafficking movement illustrated, people tend to see members of their group as more diverse than other groups, which reflects narcissism and a lack of empathy toward others.

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Interfaith Dialogue Brings Community to Life Again
Interfaith Dialogue Brings Community to Life Again

By: Kathryn Kraft
Although the Central African Republic's civil war was not religiously motivated, the violence led to a breakdown in social cohesion between Christians and Muslims. Here's how faith leaders in one village came together.

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When Rhetoric Spawns Violence, Time for Mirror Check
When Rhetoric Spawns Violence, Time for Mirror Check

By: Wesley Allen
In the wake of a gunman's attack on congressional Republicans, it's time we wake up to the danger of our rhetoric. It doesn't matter what ideals you claim to possess if your rhetoric leads into the hell of civil warfare.

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Child Labor Exploitation Not Often Easy to Recognize
Child Labor Exploitation Not Often Easy to Recognize

By: Elizabeth Goatley
When we think about labor trafficking, we often think about adults forced into exploitation. Children are victims of labor trafficking too. And the signs of those being exploited can be difficult to recognize.

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How Your Church Can Help End Child Labor
How Your Church Can Help End Child Labor

By: Marilyn Turner-Triplett
Child labor robs children of the gift of childhood, decimates families and communities and destabilizes the efforts of developing nations to reach their economic potential. What can your church do about it?

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Where Are Schools' Standardized Tests for Empathy?
Where Are Schools' Standardized Tests for Empathy?

By: Colin Harris
Some of the more important lessons in a school experience are not reflected in test scores. Lessons of integrity and empathy are hard to evaluate by objective measurements. But some schools are making progress.

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3 Levels of Response to Climate Change
3 Levels of Response to Climate Change

By: Lois Mitchell
Even though Christians have divergent views on climate change, ample evidence exists for us to be concerned and engaged in efforts to mitigate the effects and advocate for better approaches.

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Police Use Brute Force to Block Food for Refugees
Police Use Brute Force to Block Food for Refugees

By: Simon Jones
Volunteers showed up to feed about 100 refugees near the site of the former Calais refugee camp in France. But paramilitary police stood between the two groups, ready to use brute force to ensure no one is fed.

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Lynchings, Nooses and the Violence of Silence
Lynchings, Nooses and the Violence of Silence

By: Starlette McNeill
A noose in an African-American museum reminds us that this form of unfounded vengeance upon African-Americans is still desired by some, that the crowd is only a few steps away. It's only waiting for people to go silent.

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Fish Out of Water: 4 Ways You Can Engage Culture
Fish Out of Water: 4 Ways You Can Engage Culture

By: Ircel Harrison
When Christians discuss culture, they most often tend to focus on the negative aspects and condemn those things. In reality, we can't function without culture. Culture is not our enemy.

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Should We Give More Attention to Plight of White Men in U.S.?
Should We Give More Attention to Plight of White Men in U.S.?

By: Roger Olson
White men in the U.S. are feeling increasingly hopeless, depressed and worthless, making them fodder for would-be populist tyrants. While we focus on women and minorities, perhaps it's time to also include white males.

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Choosing a Better Way in Our Polarized Nation
Choosing a Better Way in Our Polarized Nation

By: Curtis Ramsey-Lucas
Sworn to bitterness and anger, both sides of our polarized nation have demonized each other since the election. Surely, we who follow Jesus can walk a better path and ask others to do the same.

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6 Approaches to Christian Environmental Ethics - Part 3
6 Approaches to Christian Environmental Ethics - Part 3

By: Martin J. Hodson and Margot R. Hodson
Christian environmental ethics has developed into a fruitful area of study, challenging some theological assumptions, particularly concerning creation, redemption and discipleship. Here are 6 approaches.

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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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How Your Church Can Oppose Crime of Human Trafficking
How Your Church Can Oppose Crime of Human Trafficking

By: Jennifer Allmon
Scripture reminds us that God expects us to protect the most vulnerable among us. Today, these vulnerable people are among us as modern-day slaves, held in bondage here in the U.S. What can your church do?

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Wisdom, Prayer Needed to Oppose Sex Trafficking
Wisdom, Prayer Needed to Oppose Sex Trafficking

By: Tomi Grover
The Super Bowl provides many advocates with a single event where heightened attention is given to human trafficking, but our understanding about working in this arena must be biblically informed by wisdom.

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