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Iran Elections: Hope, Excitement, Concern

Elections -- indeed the democratic process itself -- shape countries, culture, and the future, no matter what their outcome.
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Dads Healing Holes and Wounded Souls

When my oldest son, Jamin, was moving out of the toddler years, I started to have a difficult time hugging and kissing him.
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Inspiring Fatherhood

More than the primaries, general election, board meetings, or the budget fight on Capitol Hill, this past week was a high-intensity roller coaster for me. It was Little League playoffs.
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What Sustains Me: Contemplation

Editor's note: In the July issue of Sojourners magazine, we asked social activists to share how they stay refreshed w
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The Mosque in Morgantown: Finding Our Religion within American Pluralism

In March, I had lunch with Asra Nomani at Sticky Fingers, the vegan bakery across from the Sojourners office.
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A Phoenix Rising From GM's Ashes

Imagine America's 'Rust Belt' transformed into a green belt of clean energy manufacturing. Imagine the factories of Detroit making wind turbines and solar panels to power America.
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Save the Birds

As we explore alternative sources of energy, one that is growing in popularity is "wind farms" with row upon row of rotating turbines.
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Diplomacy: Revisiting the Huntington Thesis

Much has been said about President Obama's speech to the Muslim world from Cairo, Egypt.
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Listen to it Loud

"Listen to it loud!" That was the advice that came with a disc of the new film, I Bring What I Love, about Youssou N'Dour, a Senegalese singer who has worked for social justice in Africa.
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When Hate Speech Justifies Killing

Words have consequences. In the past few weeks, we have seen just how dire those consequences can be.
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