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Dr. Dorothy Irene Height: A Servant Leader Among Us

In an age when many leaders desperately seek their 15 minutes of YouTube fame, Dr. Dorothy Irene Height was celebrated by presidents and everyday citizens alike for being the rarest of all humans -- a servant leader.
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Is Western Christianity Suffering From Spiritual Amnesia?

In the 1990s, I taught history and theology at an evangelical college, a place where the students were serious young Christians.
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Power and the Emerging Church

[Read more of this blog conversation in response to the Sojourners article "
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We are Exiles Who Follow an Alien, Undocumented, Migrant Messiah

There's a scene in the film Food, Inc. that reveals the hypocrisy at the heart of U.S.
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This I Believe

One of the best gifts I received when I finished grad school was a book called
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Video: Jim Wallis Debates Arizona Immigration Law on CBN

Jim Wallis is the author of Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street -- A Moral Compass for the New Economy, CEO of Sojourners and blogs at www.godspolitics.com.
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Images from White House Immigration Rally and Civil Disobedience

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and 34 other immigration rights advocates were arrested during a demonstration at the White House on Saturday.
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Why Flobots Is Doing a May Day Concert in Arizona (+Free Download)

I am a rapper. I rap in a band called Flobots. Today is day one of our spring tour promoting our new album Survival Story, so I am writing this from a tour bus in a hotel parking lot in Albuquerque.
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Slavery is Alive and Well ... For Now

It'd be nice if enacting a law would solve the problem, wouldn't it?
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Why My Conservative Business Friends Support Immigration Reform

Recently I turned to a conservative, white businessman friend to get some insight into how immigrants enhance our culture.
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