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9 New Year’s Resolutions and a Response for the Presbyterian Church (USA)

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A wise former Pastor and Presbytery Executive, John L. Williams, has written “A Theological Essay on Vision” that contrasts the Bible’s dream and vision accounts with those of management consultants and the tamed goals of self-interested organizations. I confess I have seen little of his work reflected in the Vision

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Lock THEM Up—And Televise the Trials.

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It is justice, not vengeance, to investigate thoroughly and prosecute resolutely all public officials who have put private interests above the common good. If broken windows in a neighborhood can justify a more visible police presence—with community involvement—to prevent larger crimes, then the countless examples of self-dealing and conflict of

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A Nonviolent Victory and the Power of the Noble Sanctuary in Jerusalem

13 mins read

Collective nonviolent action in Palestine lives, and it helps account for the steadfastness of Palestinian endurance under the occupation. Though little known, the events of July 2017 in Jerusalem provide an example of successful nonviolence rooted in the core religious and communal identity of Palestinians, particularly in Jerusalem. After two

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