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George W. Bush Led on AIDS. Will Obama?

The world needs President Barack Obama to be a global leader on HIV/AIDS.
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The latest news on the Recession, DREAM Act, Immigration, Health-Care Reform, Campaign Finance, FBI Investigated Activists, Oil Spill, Millennium Development Goals, Iran, Afghanistan, Mideast, and Select Op-Eds

Recession over? On the day that the Great Recession was officially declared to be part of history, President Obama confronted deepening angst from business leaders and ordinary Americans who have little faith that the recovery is for real.

Iran. Officially, Ahmadinejad is scheduled to speak about development, as world leaders are discussing progress on poverty alleviation, but Iran's human rights record and controversial nuclear programme are likely lead the unofficial agenda surrounding his visit.

DREAM Act. The Senate will consider Tuesday whether hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children should be placed on a path to citizenship.

Quote of the day. "We want to appeal to our governments not to step back from the commitments they have made, to make the best use of their own resources and to build up the resources of others for work together towards a world that we can be proud to live in - a world in which our responsibility for each other is truly and fully exercised, where we can really celebrate the life and welfare of all." Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, in a message to the U.N. on the Millennium Development Goals. (Ekklesia)

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43.6 Million: Census Declares More Americans are in Poverty than Ever Before

It is the highest number America has ever seen: 43.6 million people are living in poverty in the United States, the wealthiest country in the world.
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Give 60 Seconds of Prayer for Peace

It is the time it takes to say the Lord's Prayer three times. Sixty seconds. One minute. On September 21, 2010, U.N.
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Globalized Justice: A Promise to the Poor

Last month I was in a meeting of African bishops discussing the transformation of Africa when a speaker strayed from his specific topic and gave a list of details which outlined the impact of
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The Immigration System: So Much To Fix

It has been one of those weeks. Everything around me seems to need fixing. First the shower backed up, and then my car broke down.
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Friday Links Round Up: Commuter Traffic. October 30. DREAMers.

Commuter Traffic. October 30. DREAMers. Here's a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week:
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Welcome, Elizabeth Warren!

It's a great thing that Elizabeth Warren has just been appointed an advisor to the newly-created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which will help protect consumers from incomprehensible and pr
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Remember the DREAMers, Remember Their Dreams

[Editor's note: The Senate will be voting on the
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Women in Ministry: Following Christ's Example

I recently spoke to a pastor who made his case for not supporting women as senior pastors. "I've asked many men this question," he said.
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