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Post date: 04/06/2018
Seventy-five years ago last month, Sophie and Hans Scholl and their friend Christian Probst were executed by guillotine at Munich’s Stadelheim Prison for high treason. Their crime? They were the leaders of an anti-Nazi student organization, the White Rose, and had been caught distributing leaflets at their university in the Bavarian capital; the...
Post date: 04/06/2018
Last month I wrote about how Christianity calls us to love the oppressed and the oppressor. It is this second part that we often forget. Indeed, when we talk about the church going out into the peripheries, we almost exclusively think of the areas of our culture and society occupied by the oppressed.    And unfortunately, in a culture that...
Post date: 04/06/2018
The Nebraska Legislature held a historic debate on important education choice legislation, LB295, March 22 and 23. State senators, chief among them Sen. Jim Smith (Papillion) and Sen. Lou Ann Linehan (Elkhorn), boldly advocated on behalf of the low-income and working-class families who would benefit from additional scholarship opportunities. The...
Post date: 04/06/2018
The horrific mass shooting at a Florida high school in February, which left 17 people dead, has placed school violence and gun control at the forefront of public debate.   Proposals include stricter regulations on semiautomatic and automatic weapons, a ban on “bump stocks” that make the former more deadly, better background checks, a higher...

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