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Janet Haag

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UN International Day of Peace and the Power of Prayer

(71) Comments | Posted September 20, 2010 | 8:32 PM

September 21st is the United Nations International Day for Peace. Most of us would agree that peace is a worthwhile goal--but how we are to achieve it, what each of us is willing to give up in the process, where we draw the lines in terms of our respective rights...

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What Is Prayer? A Conversation with Sister Joan Chittister

(336) Comments | Posted June 8, 2010 | 5:05 PM

The word "prayer" is frequently used among believers and non-believers, but what exactly does it mean? Most of us have a concept of prayer that is limited to supplication for our needs with the expectation that a Higher Power will intervene in our lives and do for us what we...

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Circling Around the Divisiveness of a National Day of Prayer

(11) Comments | Posted May 6, 2010 | 11:19 AM

I continue to be fascinated by the controversy and commentaries connected to the National Day of Prayer 2010! What is most striking is the more extreme the view, the less knowledge there is about the designated "adversary." After renewing his criticism of Islam, Franklin Graham recently said, "No elephant with...

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Let Us Pray -- With or Without a National Day of Prayer

(238) Comments | Posted April 26, 2010 | 7:38 PM

In the midst of the controversy swirling around the National Day of Prayer, maybe we should all stop, take a deep breath and -- pray! We are at this moment caught up in whether or not it is constitutional for the government to proclaim a National Day of Prayer. I...

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