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On the Just Use of Force by Our Police (Shoftim, Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9)

(5) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 3:09 PM

The tragic death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri has focused the nation's attention once again on issues of justice related to the use of fatal force by police, especially against unarmed black men. The death of four black men at the hands of police in Ferguson, New York City,...

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Jethro and Pope Francis: Models of Interreligious Engagement (Yitro, Exodus 18:1-20:23)

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 3:58 PM


Along with many others from across the diverse religious world, Pope Francis has captivated me. In a very short period of time, he has become a transformational figure among global religious leaders. Through his choice of the name Francis, his eschewing...

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Our Immigration Debate: A Matter of National Importance

(15) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 7:03 PM

Comprehensive immigration reform has been a contentious issue in the halls of the United States Congress for years. The Senate has recently passed a bill to address the needs of immigration reform but it will likely be more difficult to...

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Exodus 18:1-20:23: The Ten Commandments as a Symbol of Pluralism

(332) Comments | Posted January 29, 2013 | 10:23 AM

Earlier this month, Roy Moore was installed once again as the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Ten years ago he was removed from that same position after refusing to adhere to a federal judge's order to remove a sculpture...

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Leviticus 19: To Stand or Not to Stand Your Ground

(77) Comments | Posted May 1, 2012 | 11:00 AM

A national conversation is taking place about the "stand-your-ground" laws that a number of States have passed in recent years. The controversy generated by the case of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was killed by a gun (allegedly) fired by George Zimmerman, a...

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