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Asylum: What You Should Know Before Applying

Umar Akbar Ahmed | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Umar Akbar Ahmed

The United States offers protections to individuals who have suffered persecution, or fear that they will suffer persecution, due to their race, religion, national origin, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

Attack on Trayvon Martin Is an Attack on America

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 09.14.2013 | Crime
Leslie K. Stein

Voter suppression and "stand your ground" are attacks on America's 99 percent. Sound crazy? They are attacks on reasonableness. Voter suppression a...

Another International Mediation Fiasco in Libya

Doug Noll | Posted 08.06.2011 | World
Doug Noll

Without reforms, we will not see improvement in peace efforts. Untold billions of dollars will continue to be lost and wasted and incredible humanitarian disasters will continue to unfold. It does have to be this way.

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?

Glenn Beck and Jim Wallis Meet to Discuss Social Justice (VIDEO)

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jim Wallis

Though many think I'm on vacation with my family this week, footage has been obtained of a top secret meeting between me and Fox News commentator Glenn Beck!

An Open Letter To Glenn Beck: Social Justice And The Gospel

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Glenn, could you please dispense with the personal attacks and get to the substance of what you and I are saying about social justice? Let's have a conversation about whether social justice "is a perversion of the Gospel," as you say, or at the heart of the Gospel, as I say.

Obama's Call for Civility Amid Prayer Breakfast Controversy

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

President Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning, with a plea for civility in our political discourse. He spoke specifically about the response to the recent earthquake in Haiti.

Build, Don't Destroy in Afghanistan: An Open Letter to President Obama

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

Already, thousands of our readers have signed a letter and contacted the White House urging a new way forward in Afghanistan. I encourage you to read it and to endorse this message if you have not done so already.

The Blackness of Blackwater

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Brauchli

The good news for Blackwater fans is that things are not as bleak as they appear. A report found that Blackwater guards were involved in almost 200 shootings in Iraq between 2005 and 2007.