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Essay contest winners announced

You can read the full story about the contest on  Below are excerpts from the winning essays. Excerpts from the overall winner, Jared Knepper, a senior at Shalom Christian Academy in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania: Through the excessive pursuit of drugs and the addition of over 1,400 new federal laws in approximately 25 years (Fasman), incarceration…

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The Doctrine of Discovery

By Sarah Augustine I am an Indigenous woman. I was raised to value humility, and to put the needs of my community before my own needs. I was taught that thrift and simple living concretely express care for creation and neighbor. A legacy of religious persecution handed down in story taught me to value my…

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Tears and Hope

By Charles Kwuleum I recently received a call from a friend who is an international development worker in one of the countries in the Sahel region of Africa. He told me about a group of young children who for a while were identified only as numbers in U.N.-run camps because their parents or guardians had…

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Sign the Faith Climate Petition

Action: Sign the Faith Climate Petition and urge our political leaders to address climate change now. Background: Around the world, faith communities and people of faith are coming together to call on political leaders to address climate change issues. Join their voice as we call on our political leaders in the United States to help…

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Vote no on war authorization

Ask your members of Congress to vote no on authorizing the use of military force. Background: President Obama has proposed an “Authorization for the Use of Military Force” (AUMF) against the Islamic State group. Members of Congress will debate the president’s proposal over the next several weeks and the House and Senate will then vote…

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