Abortion, Small Towns, and Young Lives

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Beirut: Tiny Desk Concert

Heartbreaking: Suicide of Gay Teenager Who Urged Hope: "Five months ago, Buffalo junior high school student Jamey Rodemeyer got on his Webcam and created a video urging other gay teenagers to remain hopeful in the face of bullying. But for Jamey, the taunting didn't stop."

A Circle of Prayer for Troy Davis—and the Country That Would Kill Him: "Tonight’s expected execution of Troy Davis brings inconceivable pain and loss to his family and friends. But it should also bring deep self-probing to us as a country, forcing us to ask ourselves agonizing questions: How can our system of justice be comfortable executing a man despite such substantive doubts as to his guilt? How can our country possibly justify taking an unarmed, captive human being, and killing that human being? Who are we as a people if we, sanctioned by the state, intentionally and with premeditation wrack a family with grief?"

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