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Civility and a Hermeneutic of Generosity

We live in an increasingly partisan world. This is not news. But it's the news "business," in many ways, that has made it so.
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Growing Where We're Planted

To make a difference for good in this world a person has to have a sense of place. But few of us have such a sense. We are a people on the move.
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A Matter of Integrity: Richard Blumenthal's Vietnam Controversy

Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut attorney general and Senate candidate, got himself into hot water last week when news accoun
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BP's Betrayal of Its 'Beyond Petroleum' Branding

As BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico worsens by the day, the world's eyes are on the
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Bill McKibben's Brave New Eaarth (No, That's Not a Typo)

A couple of weeks ago I read Paul Greenberg's excellent review, "Hot Planet, Cold Facts," of Bill McKibben's newest book,
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Further Reflections on the Biblical Ruth as an 'Illegal Immigrant'

In March, I wrote a piece praising the Biblical character Boaz for showing compassion to Ruth, w
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Video: Jim Wallis Talks About the Oil Spill with Chris Matthews

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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Child Care Cuts Force Parents Back on Welfare

With middle-class families mostly worrying about how they are surviving this Great Recession, and with the political leaders who want their votes aiming spins at them, there hasn't been much attent
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Scope of Oil Spill and BP's Bungling Demand Greater Government Action

Last Friday, the Equity and Inclusion Campaign and Oxfam America hosted a briefing with members of Congre
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Pentecost's Pente-chaos: Nothing's Changed

All the Christian archetypes were already in place on the very first day.
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