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Hatred and Violence: The Importance of Safe Communities

I arrived at church on a Sunday morning in 1996. I was pastor of a congregation in Miami Beach. Walking in the door, a group of people asked, “Do you know about Richard?” I learned that the night before Richard, … Continue reading

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A Progressive Christian Reflects on the Papal Visit to the US

His reception was like that of a rock star. Wherever he went, crowds gathered while the media was transfixed by his presence. Other major news took a backseat to each event on his itinerary. For five days in September, the … Continue reading

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Uganda and the Problem of “God’s Love”

Uganda. It’s a country I didn’t know much about until the 1990’s. In the early 1990’s, Uganda became something of a model for risk-reduction education for the transmission of HIV. In 1991, roughly 15% of the adult population was infected … Continue reading

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