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Egypt's Need for a "Bill of Rights"

Mohamed Elmenshawy | Posted 07.09.2011 | World
Mohamed Elmenshawy

As Egypt experiences rapid and complicated transition from the Mubarak regime to the formation of a new government, the ultimate goal must remain the protection of equal rights for all citizens of Egypt.

Obama's Libyan Gamble, Week Two

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If the Libyan war ends well, Obama's Libyan gamble will have paid off handsomely. A little more than one week in, things seem to be going fairly well.

Obama's Libyan Gamble

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Rather than selling a war as an existential threat to America, American democracy, freedom, the flag, Mom, and apple pie (as pretty much every president has done for decades), Barack Obama's approach is something new: war as a nuisance.

After Tucson, the State of the Union

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The speech Barack Obama gave in Tucson was a memorial to the victims of a horrible tragedy, but the spirit of his speech could also shape Tuesday's State of the Union address by calling us to be worthy of each victim's sacrifice.

The F Word: Choosing Care for Haiti, Somalia, Ourselves

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Flanders

If Haitians and Somalis, people with what most of us would call nothing, can take a stand and protect what they hold dear, how about us?

100 Reasons for a Christmas Miracle

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Advent is a season of hope. The DREAM Act has been before Congress for the past 10 years. The time for waiting is over. It is time for the Senate to give hope and a future to hundreds of thousands of other DREAMers across the US.

South African Girl, 15, Charged With Statutory Rape After Confessing Sex Act Was Consensual

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A 15-year-old South African girl who initially claimed she was gang-raped is now being charged with statutory rape after agreeing the sex was consensu...

An Open Letter to Glenn Beck

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Before, I thought you were just another cable news talk show host. Now, you are using the language of a spiritual and even a religious leader. But to invoke the name of God and the vocation of a spiritual leader has consequences.

Who Wins When the U.S. Restricts Religious Freedom?

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

If terrorists are able to not only attack us physically but get us to judge our neighbors by labels rather than the content of their character, turn our back on the Constitution and then restrict the religious freedom of other Americans, we all lose.

Taliban Attack USAID Compound In Afghanistan, Killing 4

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Taliban suicide attackers stormed a four-story house used by an American aid organization in north Afghanistan on Friday, k...

Arizona's Immigration Bill Is a Social and Racial Sin

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Arizona's SB 1070 must be named as a social and racial sin, and should be denounced as such by people of faith and conscience across the nation. This is not just about Arizona, but about what kind of country we want to be.

The Oklahoma City Bombing Anniversary and Home-Grown Terrorism

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Are we as concerned about potential terrorists who are home-grown Americans with white skin as we are sometimes obsessed with darker-skinned suspects of Middle Eastern descent?

This Isn't About Wallis vs. Beck -- It's About Biblical Social Justice

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Wallis

While I have agreed that the cause of social justice has sometimes been politicized for ideological purposes by both Left and Right, I continue to defend the term itself as biblical.

A Good START: Reducing the Idolatry of Nuclear Weapons

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Earlier this week, the United States declared for the first time will not use nuclear weapons against countries that are in compliance with the Nonproliferation Treaty.

US Consulate Attack In Peshawar: 3 Explosions, Several Killed In Pakistan Assault

AP | RIAZ KHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Islamist militants unleashed a car bomb and grenade attack against a U.S. consulate in northwestern Pakistan on Monday, kil...

What Glenn Beck Doesn't Understand About Biblical Social Justice

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Jesus said that we should love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. I invited Beck to a civil and respectful conversation about the issues at stake here, but he has chosen a different path.

In Spite of Glenn Beck's New Threats, My Invitation to Dialogue Stands

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

I thought Beck's rather extreme and misguided comments needed a response, but I did not attack him personally; nor will I.

Candice Berner Killed: Animal Killed Alaska Teacher, Autopsy Concludes

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Wolves likely killed a teacher jogging alone along a rural Alaska village road, public safety officials said Thursday. The Ala...

UPDATE: UFlorida Students Briefed After Shooting

alligator.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

University officials, campus police and Corry Village apartment managers held two meetings Wednesday with about 75 residents to explain Tuesday's shoo...

My 'Daniel Fast'

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

I believe our nation is in deep trouble. Sometimes things get so bad that you really don't know what to say or do. When that happens, it's a good time to fast and pray.

Cut the Deficit -- Cut Military Spending

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

To reduce a $1.6 trillion shortfall in the 2011 budget, we should cut the contracts of private defense contractors who serve their own profits.

Would You Have Called?

Pedro Nava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Pedro Nava

As a society, what kind of message are we sending when we say it is okay to stand by and not make a call when someone is being brutally victimized over and over again?

North Korea, South Korea Exchange Artillery Fire Along Coast: Report

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire along their disputed western sea border on Wednesday, an official said, esca...

Man Claims HIV To Stop Anti-Gay Beating On CTA

nbcchicago.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Daniel Hauff, 33, apparently tried to stop a dispute between two riders when one of the men, joined by two others, began yelling gay slurs and taunts ...

Man Mauled By Tiger After Scaling Calgary Zoo's Fence (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TORONTO (AP)-- A man who broke into the Calgary Zoo overnight and scaled a fence around a tiger exhibit is hospitalized with serious injuries to his a...