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The Century's take on the issues of the day

Attaining justice for victims of sexual assault cannot be a matter of belief or disbelief. They are individuals, not symbols of a cause.
December 18, 2014
For black Americans, the abuse of power by police is not an aberration. It’s a familiar pattern.
December 3, 2014
As many as 13.6 million people have been displaced by the conflicts in Iraq and Syria. What can American Christians do?
November 25, 2014
In politics, meeting in the middle is often a useful and necessary thing. But it isn’t itself an adequate ethical yardstick.
November 10, 2014
In the U.S., assisted suicide has mostly been a hard sell. But there are some clear steps to take to improve end-of-life care.
November 5, 2014
Almost a third of Protestant pastors think domestic violence is not a problem in their congregations. They're wrong.
October 13, 2014
The question isn't how frightening ISIS is. It's what actual threat it poses—and how to contain that threat without causing more harm.
September 29, 2014
On election day, the Republicans will keep the House, the Democrats may lose the Senate, and 1,000 more immigrants will be deported.
September 15, 2014
Behind the Ebola epidemic are issues of basic health care. Combating it involves fairly basic public health measures and education.
September 2, 2014
Air strikes give the illusion of surgical intervention. But they are not unambiguous humanitarian acts.
August 19, 2014
The people to whom John Howard Yoder was accountable struggled to discipline him—and failed to deal adequately with his victims' pain.
August 8, 2014
Instead of seeking the ability to deport Central American children faster, Obama should treat this situation as the refugee crisis it is.
July 21, 2014
The "war on drugs" approach to marijuana has had major costs. But the dawning era of legal marijuana presents its own set of public health problems.
July 14, 2014
Sacrifice has real moral resonance—but it can also be exploited. In Iraq, past sacrifices don't offer a guide for U.S. policy.
June 19, 2014
Readers may or may not accept Charles Hefling's reconstruction of the doctrine of original sin. But he continues the tradition of rethinking the faith in light of new knowledge, contexts, and concerns.
June 11, 2014

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