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Grass-Roots Practitioners, in Their Own Words

From September 7 to 11, the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) celebrated 20 years of restoring under-resourced communities.
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Interview: Jim Wallis Reaches Out to Glenn Beck Down Under

I'm impressed by several things. One being people who love well and whose presence disarms in such a way that others can be received as they are.
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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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Blogging Religion

As newspapers continue to shrink and reduce staff, too often the first to go are religion reporters.
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Getting Beyond Labels (Part II)

Yesterday, I posted a blog about how to get beyond labels when engaging in discourse with another individual. Today I'd like to share some tips on how to get beyond labels and have civil discourse with a group.
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Our Righteous Lament

There is quite a strong tradition in the Old Testament of complaining to God about injustice and suffering. It's lamenting -- and we should perhaps reclaim this part of our tradition.
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Where is God on the Border?

There is no doubt in my mind that the border has religion.
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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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Getting Beyond Labels (Part I)

Ever since Peter and Paul had opposing views about ministry to the Gentiles, there have been divisions in the Christian church. But rarely in the course of church history have differences among Christians been so exploited and manipulated for political gain by those outside the church as is the case today.
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