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Immigrants Helping Immigrants

I never doubted that I was a descendant of immigrants. Shortly after World War II, students were asked to fill out forms listing their nationality. For several years, I laboriously spelled out "Norwegian" until a teacher tapped me on the shoulder and told me it was more correct to write "American."
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America's Health Care: Paying More for Poorer Outcomes

Soon, they tell us, Congress will or will not pass a health-care bill. Detractors think universal health care will raise health-care costs, lower health-care outcomes, and dangerously increase the power of the federal government.
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Glenn Beck Promises Week-long Focus on Jim Wallis and His 'Social Justice Nonsense'

Last night, Glenn Beck put a picture of Jim Wallis on his blackboard:

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Pray Immigration Reform Into Passage

On Sunday, a major march for immigration reform will take place in Washington, D.C. Tens of thousands of people will gather to call on the White House to lead, and put forward an immigration reform bill whose time has come.
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'My Prayers Were Heard'

An immigrant woman's testimony, as told to Juan Daniel Espitia, a pastor in Solana Beach, California.
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Walking Prophetically: Marching as a Form of Worship

This Sunday like tens of thousands of Americans I'll be in Washington D.C. in the March for America rally on behalf of undocumented immigrants.
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Wisdom from Cesar Chavez: 'The Oppressed Almost Always Overestimate the Oppressor'

Today's Lenten prayer comes from Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) -- Mexican American farm worker, labor leader, and civil
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Standing (Online) With Immigrants

This Sunday, March 21, we invite you to join with us and thousands of other people of faith from around the country, and with tens of thousands of other Americans, at March for America: Change Takes Courage and Faith.
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A Major Victory for the Peace Movement Down Under

Through tears I write this post as breaking news of the Waihopai Plowshares activists have been found by a New Zealand jury "NOT GUILTY!"
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