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5 Books on Making Nonviolence Work in a Scary World

In the November issue of Sojourners, Rose Marie Berger reviews seve
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7 Essential Tips for Fitting in With the Christian Literary Underground Scene Near You!

While perusing everything from Amish fiction to Zondervan's latest publications at the Calvin College Festival of Faith and Writing this past April, I discovered what we here at Sojourners affectionately call the "Christian Literary Underground" -- a small group of literary magazines and independent book publishers that have "staked a cl
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Budrus: It Takes a Village to Unite A People

Nicholas Kristof dubbed the film Budrus, "this year's must-see documentary," noting that the fil
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Climate Refugees: A Cordial Introduction

[Editor's Note: On October 10 (10.10.10), 350.org is coordinating 2700 events in 150 countries to address the concerns of climate change together as a planet.
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Herbie Hancock on Striking the Wrong Chord

In the midst of matching mentors to new interns a couple of weeks ago at Sojourners, I came to an uncomfortable realization.
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What I've Been Reading This Year

What a great year for books. I've been enjoying some new ones and some old ones lately. Here are a few in various categories.
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Coal Country: Is it Mine or God's?

[Editor's Note: On 10.10.10, 350.org is coordinating 2700 events in 150 countries to address climate change
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Worship Meets Experience at "The Opiate Mass"

Whenever Karen Ward, Abbess for Church of the Apostles (COTA), makes a suggestion about what's happening on the faith fringes, she tends to be s
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Flipped: A Film Review

A lot of contemporary movies picture American suburban life as banal, hypocritical, and morally bankrupt -- a deceitful place where manicured landscapes and plastic surgery cover up empty, desperate realities.
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