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Pastor: Stop the War in Afghanistan

Enough already with the war in Afghanistan! It was NEVER a good idea and if you at the Pentagon don't believe that, I invite you to look at history. Afghanistan doesn't take well to foreign occupiers, or helpers or whatever you want to call this current fiasco we have ourselves …

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Millennials yearn for community

A few weeks ago I became enthralled by an article in the Wall Street Journal which highlighted the universality of community and shared meaning — values that are often fostered by religions. In the article, the author, Alain de Botton, writes about the loneliness of modern society and how, “we …

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Whitworth class explores post-apartheid South Africa

Last year, 23 Whitworth students spent four weeks in South Africa learning about the multi-ethnic people there as they continue to build a post-apartheid society. The class, “Contemporary South Africa,” examines the historical, social, political, and religious contexts of South Africa, according to a press release. The class focused mainly …

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The moral challenge of training killers

Taliban vow revenge for Afghan civilian murders The circle of violence ever spins, the sword is a poor tool of peace. It often ends up stealing the peace of the one wielding it.   What mystifies me is how the death of civilians is mostly overlooked as 'collateral damage' when …

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