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Gary Haugen

Tackling Child Sex Trafficking in Cambodia

Gary Haugen | Posted 07.30.2016 | Impact
Gary Haugen

Today marks the UN's World Day against Trafficking in Persons. It's a noble day dedicated to a noble cause, to be sure, but what does it really mean to be "against trafficking?" We can talk about how wrong it is to buy and sell young girls and boys to exploit them for their bodies, leaving a trail of deep trauma behind.

What Happens When Moms Stand Up for Justice

Gary Haugen | Posted 05.08.2016 | Impact
Gary Haugen

A mother is many things to many people. Mom is a soft place to land when the trials of life overwhelm us, a fount of wisdom, a hard-working role model, a home-cooked meal. Growing up, my mom was certainly all of these things for me.

Court Rules On Inmate's Death Penalty Fate After Gov Intervenes

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

By Teresa Carson PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - A condemned murderer who tried to seek his own death warrant after Oregon's anti-death pe...

The Death Penalty Spectacle

Tung Yin | Posted 06.03.2013 | Denver
Tung Yin

Now that local prosecutors in Colorado have rejected the offer by alleged Aurora mass shooter James Holmes to plead guilty in exchange for avoiding the death penalty, we can once again ask whether it's worth it to incur the extra cost involved with capital punishment, compared to life imprisonment.

Oregon's Execution Ban Leaves Death Row Inmates In Limbo

Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion

By Helen Jung Religion News Service PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) In planning for his death, Gary Haugen decided weeks ago he would take just one possessio...

Two Volunteers for Execution, Two Governors Who Would Not Let Them Die

David Protess | Posted 01.28.2012 | Chicago
David Protess

While abolitionists cheered the news that Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber had declared a moratorium on executions last week, the public reacted with surprise. Oregon has the death penalty?

Does A Killer Have The Right To Die?

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

If Gary Haugen dies at the hands of the state, then his blood will be upon all Oregon citizens. We are the "people who have spoken." I, for one, do not want to be guilty of taking a life. He has no right to make me a killer.

Davos: A Better Question Than 'How Long Will the Crisis Last?'

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Wallis

The question we should be asking is how this global economic crisis will change us -- all of us, in the way we think, decide things, and even do business.