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A Seat at What Table?

Connecting back to last issue’s theme, Defending the Common Good, Sue Smith challenges the current position of the church in discussions surrounding issues of climate change, fossil fuels, and financial investment. As with all scenarios of potential divestment, the perceived

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Resisting Harassment in the Church

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Past and Future Measures to Challenge Coercive Sexism. An earlier piece by Managing Editor Henry Koenig Stone addressed the call of Christians to engage individually with the MeToo movement and fight to reduce sexual harassment and abuse in the United States through critical self-awareness: “Choosing Vulnerability in the Wake of

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A Seat at What Table?

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Connecting back to last issue’s theme, Defending the Common Good, Sue Smith challenges the current position of the church in discussions surrounding issues of climate change, fossil fuels, and financial investment. As with all scenarios of potential divestment, the perceived advantage of “a seat at the table” is weighed against

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Vietnam and the Spirituality of Protest

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From Chicago 1968 to Today The brilliant PBS series The Vietnam War, produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, has been well reviewed and captured the attention of the viewing public—at least the segment of the viewing public that watches PBS.  The series provides important context, especially about how the

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Increasing Tax Fairness

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Resisting the Creed of Greed (Part II) Click Here for Part I’s indictment of those pushing through the current tax plan. The short answer to the current Administration’s tax cut proposal is: “No.” The plan is just a way to reward greed and not to build up our country’s economy.

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Are Economic Traitors Betraying our Country?

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Resisting the Creed of Greed (Part I) This piece largely treats the House and Senate versions of GOP tax redistribution as one “vision”. Click HERE for a breakdown of the House and Senate version differences as of mid-November.[1] At publication, each bill has passed its respective house—only the reconciliation process

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When Immigrants Give Thanks

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Seeking Honesty at Thanksgiving For many Americans, the word “Thanksgiving” brings warm feelings of family, of food, and of altogether unqualified enjoyment. It is a time when it seems we can put the worries of the world on the shelf, simply celebrating life, love, and community. Growing up, we are

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Honesty in Sacred Spaces

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What do church buildings, nations, and marriages have in common? They all need to leave a sacred space for divergent opinions. Lots of things happen in sacred spaces. Janitors clean churches up after big events, like weddings, funerals, or the occasional Baptism, Easter and Christmas services. Often they are quiet

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Honest Patriots Take Responsibility

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In this issue, “Honest Patriotism,” Unbound will challenge widespread assumptions regarding what it really means to love one’s country. This opening editorial introduces the concept of honest patriotism; examines its practical implications; and closes with a hymn that, for Managing Editor Henry K. Stone, represents patriotism at its logical and

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