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Climate Justice Clips: Burning for Change

As we reflect on the current economic crisis and the Copenhagen Climate Summit, I'm reminded of the documentary The Burning Season, which
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Dive!: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Dumpster Diving but Were Afraid to Ask

A confession: When I first saw publicity for Dive! I forwarded it to my main dumpster diving partner with the subject line: "great." As in, "great, now dumpster diving will become more popular and we'll have more competition."
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Make Your Wish List a Giving List

I have mixed feelings about wish lists. They rob Christmas of creativity, surprise, and personal contact, but they make shopping much, much easier.
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An Open Letter from Sojourners to Zondervan

We at Sojourners, in solidarity with our Asian American sisters and brothers, affirm the act of repentance by Zondervan in its
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When Everything Changed: 50 Years of Women's Progress

In the first year of Gail Collins's survey of "the amazing journey of American women from 1960 to the present," I turned 12.
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Human Trafficking, Justice, and CSI

I've gotten used to popular TV shows going the after-school special route and highlighting some issue or another. Granted, it boosts their ratings, but it also brings attention to issues that need attention.
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Continuing the Deadly Viper Conversation: Illuminating Gender Blind Spots

In response to Kathy Khang's recent blog post, "Unseen Privilege: Th
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Joint Response to Zondervan and Deadly Viper Authors from Asian American Leaders

To Mike Foster and Jud Wilhite, and the leaders of Zondervan Publishing,
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Some Final Reflections on Deadly Viper and Zondervan

Mike Foster, Jud Wilhite, and Zondervan acted in a decisive manner yesterday. Zondervan issued a statement that boldly declared their intention to pull the book off the shelves.
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Tim Burton and Belief

While touring the press preview for the Tim Burton exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), I felt transported to a mythical land of whimsical horror and fantasy.
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