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Faith Leaders on Immigration: Peaceful, Powerful, and Prophetic

More than 200,000 people descended on Washington, D.C., for the March for America last weekend.
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Finding Watchtowers and Blind Spots in Bethlehem

From the window of my hotel room in Bethlehem, I could see the "security" wall that separates the West Bank from the rest of Israel.
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A World Water Week Warning

I grew up in the water world. My dad worked for the water department in Dallas and served as director of Austin water and wastewater.
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A Million Christians for Social Justice

Sometimes, the timing of events seems almost providential.
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Health-Care Reform: Hallelujah and Hallelujah Anyhow

On Saturday when the House of Representatives passed the health-care reform bill and on Tuesday when President Obama signed it into law, many of us who have been advocating for health-care reform s
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A New March on Washington

March 21, 2010: With crowd turnout twice the expected size, I squeezed my way toward the main stage to hear faith, labor, community, and immigrant leaders tell America why we need to reform immigration.
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Glenn Beck on Martin Luther King and Gandhi

Given Glenn Beck's threat that "the hammer is coming," I have been keeping my eyes and ears open to see and hear what attacks he might next make on us or the growing movement of Christians who share with us the call to
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What the Heck is 'Social Justice'?

Today I was interviewed by a sociology student who wanted to know more about "social justice." I was happy to talk to her.
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