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Friday Prayers for Egypt: Death and Dishonor

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Death and Dishonor

God, All life is precious, all that exists. Even in death you care for their life. But those that never existed? What then if they did? Last week sixteen policemen were killed in a shootout with terrorists. Foreign news agencies put the death toll much higher, relying on unnamed security sources. Egypt reacted angrily, and … Continue reading

Protecting the Bad under Threat of the Worse

Protecting the Bad under Threat of the Worse

In the United States, torture is no longer an allegation. As the US Senate released findings from thousands of internal CIA memos, the nation confirms — and makes public — the horrific treatment given to detainees. Some of the debate, however, concerns whether or not the Senate errs by releasing the details. The argument accuses … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: April 683

Friday Prayers for Egypt: April 683

God, Recent court decisions in Egypt beg for pause and reflection. But too often even the suggestion thereof raises tensions and accusations. So much is at stake that the chosen path must continue. All opposed simply stand in the way. Any who question risk wholesale collapse. And God, this is the attitude on both sides. … Continue reading