Graduated Income Tax Creates Fair System for Everyone
Graduated Income Tax Creates Fair System for Everyone

By: Ralph Martire
Creating tax fairness by designing the income tax to correspond with ability to pay is a venerable principle that goes back to 1776. Of 41 states with an income tax, 33 have fair, graduated rate structures. Illinois doesn't.

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Too Many Lack Compassion Over Plight of Undocumented
Too Many Lack Compassion Over Plight of Undocumented

By: Corey Fields
Too many in the U.S. respond to the plight of undocumented immigrants with a lack of compassion. If our hearts were ruled by love of God and neighbor, we could not so flippantly turn them away.

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Why Evangelicals Align with Ethically Challenged Trump
Why Evangelicals Align with Ethically Challenged Trump

By: Merianna Harrelson
For some prominent evangelical leaders, loyalty to President Trump has involved progressively more difficult, self-abasing demands. Those who take issue with such leaders will be subject to spiritual abuse.

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Nuclear Saber-Rattling Puts Planet in Perilous Times
Nuclear Saber-Rattling Puts Planet in Perilous Times

By: Leroy Seat
Some people, like author Steven Pinker, say this is the best of times. However, with leaders in North Korea, Russia and the U.S. making threats with nuclear weapons, it could easily become the worst.

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As Immigration Options Dwindle, Other Paths Remain
As Immigration Options Dwindle, Other Paths Remain

By: Greg Smith
While Dreamers and people with temporary protected status have fewer options of becoming a permanent resident in the U.S., there are four other ways they might be able to immigrate to this country.

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What Churches Can Learn from El Salvador's Fight for Power
What Churches Can Learn from El Salvador's Fight for Power

By: Justin Pierson
In the village of El Mozote in El Salvador, the government's guerilla military force slaughtered some 800 people in 1981. When the powerful attack the poor, will the church side with the least of these or the oppressors?

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Keeping Our Sacred Spaces Sacred
Keeping Our Sacred Spaces Sacred

By: Lauren McDuffie
The Johnson Amendment protects houses of worship from partisan politics. Repealing the amendment would have devastating consequences for the church as a prophetic voice in the public square.

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Harsh U.S. Laws Put Many Immigrants in Harm's Way
Harsh U.S. Laws Put Many Immigrants in Harm's Way

By: Joseph Furio
The United States' increasingly harsh laws regarding refugees and undocumented immigrants victimize thousands upon thousands of people. That becomes all too real when you meet folks like Maria.

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Some Evangelicals Adversely Affect Mideast Christians
Some Evangelicals Adversely Affect Mideast Christians

By: Martin Accad
Not all evangelicals are the same. One faction of U.S. evangelicals' influence on foreign policy has had a toxic impact on the Middle East with their blind support of Israel at the expense of justice for Palestinians.

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A Horrific Slaughter That Must Never Be Forgotten
A Horrific Slaughter That Must Never Be Forgotten

By: Cadance Tyler
In 1981, the small village of El Mozote in El Salvador became the site of a horrific massacre. An army trained by U.S. soldiers slaughtered 1,000 adults and children. Their story must never be forgotten.

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How U.S. Exports Violence into Heart of El Salvador
How U.S. Exports Violence into Heart of El Salvador

By: Joseph Furio
From U.S.-backed government forces in the Reagan years to ending temporary protected status for 200,000 Salvadorans, the tragedy of U.S. policy and its negative impact on the Salvadoran people continue to this day.

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U.S. Decision Leaves Salvadorans 'Running for Their Lives'
U.S. Decision Leaves Salvadorans 'Running for Their Lives'

By: Sue Smith
The U.S. will end temporary protected status for Salvadorans in 2019. Returning these persons will make an already bad situation worse and is contrary to U.S. interest in stability and security in Central America.

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Our Nation's Solutions Rest in Middle, Not Extremes
Our Nation's Solutions Rest in Middle, Not Extremes

By: Michael Ruffin
In our current state of politics, the middle has mostly disappeared. To get back on track, our leaders must be willing to make compromises. They must search for solutions in the middle, not the extremes.

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What 'Boxtrolls' Teaches Us About Immigration Debate
What 'Boxtrolls' Teaches Us About Immigration Debate

By: João Chaves
They live in the shadows. Politicians create false narratives about them to stoke fear in the public. Who could have imagined an animated film had so much in common with the immigration debate?

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Migrants Sacrifice, Risk Death for Chance at Better Life
Migrants Sacrifice, Risk Death for Chance at Better Life

By: Juan Aragon
Migrants know the challenges facing them, even the lingering threat of death. Like Uziel, many make the sacrifice not only for their own personal benefit but also for the good of those they love. Here's his story.

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Abolishing Johnson Amendment Would Diminish Gospel
Abolishing Johnson Amendment Would Diminish Gospel

By: Michael Helms
The Johnson Amendment grants churches tax-exempt status as long as they don't endorse or oppose political candidates. If it's abolished, churches would be known by their politics, and the gospel harder to hear.

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Reflecting on Donald Trump and Climate Change
Reflecting on Donald Trump and Climate Change

By: John Weaver
President Trump's administration has expressed troubling views on climate change. We should pray that the campaign-trail rhetoric continues to be moderated in the shaping of good government.

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While Size of Crowds Notable, They Prove Nothing
While Size of Crowds Notable, They Prove Nothing

By: Reggie Warren
Comparing crowd sizes became a surprising focal point following President Trump's inauguration. But what do they mean? Christians in the 21st century should know that the size of crowds mean little.

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After Inauguration, Churches Begin Work of Empathy
After Inauguration, Churches Begin Work of Empathy

By: Gary Furr
For the last 18 months, the presidential campaign season has shown that our differences are complex and deep. For churches, it's an opportunity to become more deeply involved in the ministry of reconciliation.

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Our Collective Humanitarian Failure in Syria - Part 2
Our Collective Humanitarian Failure in Syria - Part 2

By: Rupen Das
Although the Syrian crisis is a seminal moment in history, rays of hope exist amid what seems a very discouraging scenario. For the first time in a long while, local churches are serving as major humanitarian actors.

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Our Collective Humanitarian Failure in Syria - Part 1
Our Collective Humanitarian Failure in Syria - Part 1

By: Rupen Das
Certain horrific events force the international community to take stock. The Biafran crisis was one; the Rwandan genocide another. With Syria's crisis, we face another time when we must assess our collective failure.

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Why I Support BCE/EthicsDaily.com with My Gifts
Why I Support BCE/EthicsDaily.com with My Gifts

By: Jim Hill
Christians continue to struggle with ethical questions. The Baptist Center for Ethics / EthicsDaily.com takes on the hard issues that we sometimes prefer to avoid. That's why I support them with my gifts.

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