Majority Affirm U.S. Drone Strikes, Many Express Reservations About Civilian Casualties
Majority Affirm U.S. Drone Strikes, Many Express Reservations About Civilian Casualties

By: Zach Dawes
Nearly six out of 10 people approve of the use of drone strikes while more than a third express disapproval, a Pew Research Center survey says.

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Fracking Debate Needs Balance and Sanity
Fracking Debate Needs Balance and Sanity

By: John Weaver
The arguments opposing fracking are many and various, while the objective voice of scientific research struggles most to be heard. So what's a reasonable and balanced Christian response?

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Southern Baptists Need to Keep Away from Party Politics
Southern Baptists Need to Keep Away from Party Politics

By: Thomas Kidd
Southern Baptists rescinded presidential hopeful Ben Carson's invitation to speak at their annual Pastors' Conference. Evangelicals need to stop platforming political candidates at denominational functions.

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Immigrant Issue Needs Action, Not Political Rhetoric
Immigrant Issue Needs Action, Not Political Rhetoric

By: James Gordon
Christians must call their leaders to a better path, reminding them of their moral obligation to set aside partisan politics and respond constructively to aid migrant refugees.

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Left/Right Labeling Endangers Civil Discourse
Left/Right Labeling Endangers Civil Discourse

By: Larry Eubanks
Civil conversations are increasingly difficult because topics are placed on a left-right political and theological continuum. When that occurs, we no longer engage in conversation. We only seek to win.

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Holding Elected Officials Accountable to Truth
Holding Elected Officials Accountable to Truth

By: Phil Jump
We expect our elected officials not only to demonstrate their own integrity, but also to oversee and regulate society in a way that sustains and promotes truth and honesty. Do they deliver?

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Water: Economic Commodity or Human Right?
Water: Economic Commodity or Human Right?

By: Christiana Z. Peppard (The Martin Marty Center: Sightings)
We often take clean, fresh water for granted in the U.S., but billions of people around the globe lack potable water. For corporations and governments, water is also a source of wealth and power.

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Sudanese Bombs Fall Amid International Silence
Sudanese Bombs Fall Amid International Silence

By: Elijah Brown
Genocide occurs when people of faith and goodwill are silent. In the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, genocidal bombs have been falling as the rest of the world remains silent.

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Why Do Young People Join ISIS? Part 2
Why Do Young People Join ISIS? Part 2

By: Arthur Brown
Rather than labeling young recruits of ISIS as crazy or evil, we should try to understand the conditions that made them willing to join. How can peace-loving churches and mosques work together to respond?

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Why Do Young People Join ISIS? Part 1
Why Do Young People Join ISIS? Part 1

By: Arthur Brown
Young people are joining ISIS in ever increasing numbers and greater diversity. While some educated youth are keen to join, many others face lives of emptiness and violence, leaving them with not much to lose.

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When Genocide First Entered Our Vocabulary
When Genocide First Entered Our Vocabulary

By: Zach Dawes
Genocide is a term now recognized worldwide, but it wasn't until the 1940s when Raphael Lemkin began using the term to describe the Nazi efforts to exterminate the Jewish people.

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