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Why Climate Change Matters to the Lives of the Poor

World Vision is at the Copenhagen climate change talks because this is no longer an environmental crisis alone, but a deepening humanitarian crisis.
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Climate Justice Clips: Archbishop Rowan Williams on 'Fashioning a Christian Response' to the Climate Crisis

Many would have read reports of Rowan Williams wonderful sermon in Copenhagen. Below are some of my favorite quotes. What some may have missed is this fantastic talk he gave. ...

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Obama in Oslo: Nonviolence is the Strongest Weapon

I was saddened by our president's acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize. He missed a chance to witness to courage and leadership. True, Mr.
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High Drama and Delicate Negotiations in Copenhagen

Yesterday was a day of high drama where Africa walked out, suspended talks, and then later in the day returned after the Danish facilitators took on some of their concerns.
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Contemplating Feminine Incarnation

At church on a recent Sunday we were encouraged to find ways to see the world differently this week. Change our routine and change our perspective to help us get out of the rut of going through life without actually seeing the world. To that end we were asked to draw a slip of paper out of a basket on which was written some sort of paradigm destabilizer.
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Disney's A Christmas Carol: A Missed Opportunity

Disney's new high-tech, 3-D animated version of Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol, already a box office smash well before Thanksgiving, is a film that comes with high expectations.
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Nigerian Anti-Corruption Activists Demand: Let the Sun Shine in

Part 2 of an interview with David Ugolor, head of the African Network for Environment and Economic Justice.
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Faith, Hope, and the Advent of Health-care Reform

Biblical wisdom teaches us to "give thanks in all circumstances for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you" (I Thessalonians 5:18).
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