When Political Correctness Also Happens to Be Correct
When Political Correctness Also Happens to Be Correct

By: Ron Rolheiser
When faced with political correctness, many of us are tempted to reject it. But what if something that's politically correct happens to be correct? In that case, principle trumps our feelings.

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Racial Prejudice, Racism Intertwined with Baseball
Racial Prejudice, Racism Intertwined with Baseball

By: Grace Ji-Sun Kim and W. Mark Koenig
While baseball in the U.S. has challenged prejudices and stereotypes and seen some elements of racism dismantled, racial prejudice and racism have also intertwined with our national pastime.

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Planned Parenthood and Our Culture's Disrespect for Life
Planned Parenthood and Our Culture's Disrespect for Life

By: Aaron Weaver
The notion that we can reduce abortions by subsidizing an organization for which abortion is its foundational service - financially and philosophically - is morally incoherent.

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Why Microfinance Industry is Under Microscope
Why Microfinance Industry is Under Microscope

By: Hugh Sinclair
The microfinance industry is increasingly under a microscope, challenging the wisdom of indebting poor people en masse. While the scrutiny will yield improvements, here are three challenges that remain.

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Money Talks: Connecting Creation Care, Economics
Money Talks: Connecting Creation Care, Economics

By: Zach Dawes
We may want folks to implement creation-care measures because it's the right thing to do, but it's easier to motivate folks to recycle and live more sustainable lives when there's a financial incentive.

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Long-Term Student Debt Injures the Common Good
Long-Term Student Debt Injures the Common Good

By: James Gordon
When students leave universities buried in debt, they have little time to think about changing society. Education has been reduced to a commodity, and students must focus on paying off long-term debt.

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Microfinance's Mystical Lure All But Evaporated
Microfinance's Mystical Lure All But Evaporated

By: Hugh Sinclair
Microfinance was once all the rage, the capitalist panacea to eliminate poverty. But its mystical lure has evaporated. How could we believe indebting the poor could help them escape poverty?

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Greece's Economic Woes Will Hurt Many People
Greece's Economic Woes Will Hurt Many People

By: Bob Newell
The ongoing economic struggles of Greece are far more than a simple lesson in contemporary economics. The nation's inhabitants face a raft of life-altering and unpleasant downturns.

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The Danger When You Live for Others' Approval
The Danger When You Live for Others' Approval

By: Guy Sayles
When we play our lives for the approval of powerful and influential people, we end up saying and doing what we think they want us to say and do, rather than what we most deeply think and feel.

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Ultrasound Images and How We See the Fetus
Ultrasound Images and How We See the Fetus

By: Agnes Howard
The same ultrasound that allows parents to recognize their developing child allows healthcare providers to terminate a pregnancy. We've become fluent in describing the same thing in different contexts.

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Iran Nuclear Deal's Reaction: Partisan and Extreme
Iran Nuclear Deal's Reaction: Partisan and Extreme

By: Zach Dawes
Reaction to the nuclear pact between Iran and six leading global nations was partisan and often reflected extreme positions. A wiser position would be to learn what's in it before drawing conclusions.

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Homelessness Unites Range of Social Issues
Homelessness Unites Range of Social Issues

By: Jon Kuhrt
Homelessness brings together a whole range of social issues - the political issues of material poverty, the moral issues of families and relationships and the personal issues relating to a person's inner identity.

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Harper Lee Publishes
Harper Lee Publishes "To Kill a Mockingbird" Sequel

By: Griff Martin
More than a half-century after Harper Lee published her only novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird," she returns to continue the story of Scout, no longer a child, and Atticus Finch in "Go Set a Watchman."

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What Our Founders Meant by 'Liberty and Justice for All'
What Our Founders Meant by 'Liberty and Justice for All'

By: Barry Howard
Our ancestors envisioned a nation in which liberty and justice would be for all people. Some folks, however, have reduced 'liberty' to a license for self-centeredness and 'justice' to mere retaliatory action.

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Study: Species Becoming Extinct at Alarming Rate
Study: Species Becoming Extinct at Alarming Rate

By: Chuck Summers
With all the other news swirling in recent weeks, one overlooked item is a study that says recent extinction rates of species are accelerating at an alarming rate. The culprit? Humans.

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Why Your Church Should Observe World Refugee Day
Why Your Church Should Observe World Refugee Day

By: Vinoth Ramachandra
The U.N. observes World Refugee Day every June to honor those forced to flee their home countries under the threat of war, persecution, conflict and environmental disasters. Did your church participate?

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What's the Next Step After Confederate Flag's Removal?
What's the Next Step After Confederate Flag's Removal?

By: Thomas Kidd
Even if it's only late-arriving symbolism, the Confederate flag's removal from South Carolina's statehouse is the right thing to do. However, its removal does nothing to address massive ethnic inequalities.

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Racism's Roots Found in Prejudices Learned at Home
Racism's Roots Found in Prejudices Learned at Home

By: Larry Coleman
The toxic racism that's torn at our nation has its roots in prejudice, a more subtle part of our worldview. To eradicate racism, we must first deal with the prejudices learned in our own homes.

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Why Our Society Better Pay Attention to Men, Boys
Why Our Society Better Pay Attention to Men, Boys

By: Roger Olson
Men and boys are falling behind in education, family life and the economy. As they continue to decline, they lose hope and turn to crime. And that affects everyone in society.

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8 Awesome Tips to Use the Bible on Social Media
8 Awesome Tips to Use the Bible on Social Media

By: Larry Eubanks
Christians often quote the Bible when discussing important issues on social media, but many use it to bash folks over the head. Here are eight things to remember when you use Scripture online.

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Finding a Better Path to Respond to Migrant Crisis
Finding a Better Path to Respond to Migrant Crisis

By: Zach Dawes
Migrants desperate to escape violence and persecution are being exploited by smugglers and traffickers. Although government action has been anemic, the faith community must point to a better path.

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