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Mr. Sein goes to Washington: A call for lasting reforms in Myanmar

President Obama shakes hands with Myanmar’s President Thein Sein in the Oval Office May 20, 2013. (AP PHOTO JACQUELYN MARTIN) … Continued

The tribe and the war on terror

The following is an excerpt from chapter six of “The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became … Continued

Mormons and the practice of tithing

In May of 1899, a frail, kindly looking 85-year-old gentleman with white hair and a long beard stepped slowly to … Continued

Pakistan and US: Drying out after the Wiki flood

A WikiLeak earlier this week, advertised as a tidal wave of secret communication, later elicited little more than a collective … Continued

A glimmer of hope in Israeli-Palestinian dance of death

By Raouf J. Halabyprofessor of English and Art, Ouachita University While co-leading a group of university students in Europe, on … Continued

Just Peace considerations in Gaza

Q: In a statement Monday, Vice President Biden said the U.S. is consulting with other nations “on new ways to … Continued

Gaza blockade requires true nonviolent protest

By Michael N. Naglerprofessor emeritus, University of California, Berkeley When organizers from the International Solidarity Movement consulted us at the … Continued

Chutzpah Thy Name is Gaza

Leo Rosten once famously defined the Yiddish word chutzpah as “that quality enshrined in a man who, having killed his … Continued

Israelis and Palestinians both created by God

Q: In a statement Monday, Vice President Biden said the U.S. is consulting with other nations “on new ways to … Continued

Israeli-Palestinian spin cycle

Once again, events in the Middle East threaten to become an excuse for perpetuating the status quo – one which … Continued

Political, not theological

Q:Fox News commentator Glenn Beck claims that faith-based calls for “social justice” are really ideological calls for “forced redistribution of … Continued

The violence of conversion

Q: Is there a problem with proselytism overseas by U.S. religious groups? Isn’t sharing one’s faith part of religious freedom? … Continued

Religious expression: a fundamental right

Freedom of expression, including sharing one’s faith with others, is a fundamental human right enshrined in national and international law … Continued

Israeli Violence Makes Peace a Practical Impossibility

This question makes three inaccurate presumptions. First, it presumes that Hamas’ ideology remains the primary obstacle to a two-state solution … Continued