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Civil War in Lebanon

On this day in 1983, the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, is almost completely destroyed by a car-bomb explosion that kills 63 people, including the…

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Bonhoeffer Stood Strong unto his Death

In 1939 Bonhoeffer had considered taking refuge in the United States but returned after only two weeks in New York City, writing to his sponsor, the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, that “I will have no right to participate in the reconstruction of Christian life in Germany after the war if I do not share the trials of this time with my people.”

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Pope John Paul II’s Transformative Papacy

A key goal of John Paul’s papacy was to transform and reposition the Catholic Church. His wish was “to place his Church at the heart of a new religious alliance that would bring together Jews, Muslims and Christians in a great religious armada.”

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Bibi’s Ghost

Before I get too deep into this, I want to ask that you read it only for what it is; one man’s opinion of another’s psyche. I don’t want to rehash the whole Israel Palestine issue yet again, particularly since a new chapter is being written at this very hour, and nobody yet knows how this one will end.

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Pizarro and Atahualpa’s Conversion by Bill Urich

On this day in 1532, Spanish explorer, conquistador and creep Francisco Pizarro springs a trap on the Incan emperor, Atahualpa. With fewer than 200 men…

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Pizarro and Atahualpa's Conversion by Bill Urich

On this day in 1532, Spanish explorer, conquistador and creep Francisco Pizarro springs a trap on the Incan emperor, Atahualpa. With fewer than 200 men…

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