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Zimmerman verdict: Tim Wood’s powerful rebuttal – “Wallis is breaking the 8th Commandment”

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I’d normally expect my former Moneyweb colleague Timothy Wood to be on the same page as God’s Blog creator Jim Wallis. But the Zimmerman Trial has split Americans. Wood was appalled by Wallis’s “Lament from a white father” published yesterday so penned this rational rebuttal.

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Lament from a white father – Jim Wallis on the Zimmerman verdict

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America has been rocked by the Not Guilty verdict handed down in the murder trial of a white adult George Zimmerman (30) who stalked, shot and killed a black adolescent Trayvon Marton (17). In this superb commentary for his blog God’s Politics, President of Sojourners Jim Wallis asks uncomfortable questions around racial profiling.

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My obituary: What will others say about you after you’ve gone?

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I first came across the idea of learning about self-reflection through writing your own obituary in the late Stephen Covey’s life changing Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. In this piece, Richard Wright has a go at his own. Once you’ve had a look, am sure you’ll agree that writing talent like his deserves the widest possible exposure.

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Jes believes Nelson Mandela should be allowed to rest in peace

Breaking News: Death is inevitable – even for our icon, Magical Madiba

Jes believes Nelson Mandela should be allowed to rest in peace

I had the privilege of meeting Nelson Mandela a few times. On each occasion his greeting was identical: “It’s an honour and a privilege to see you.” Of course he did this with everyone.But it felt so special to be treated so respectfully, sprinkled with some Madiba Magic. As SA’s icon nears the end, Jes Edgson offers her usual fresh, youthful view of the way the mass media has approached Mandela’s last days

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