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Obama's Public Promise to Reform Immigration this Year

Hundreds of faith leaders and immigrant advocates across the country visiting their members of Congress at home this week just got a huge boost from the Obama administration.
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Obama: 'America is not a Christian Nation'

Monday, in his address to the Turkish Parlaiment, President Obama made a statement guaranteed to spark controversy.
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Apologies of the Powerful

"I am deeply sorry for the reactions in some countries to a few passages of my address,"
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Food Safety and Small Farm Justice

HR 875 The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 has gotten considerable attention lately and that is a very good thing, people should be concerned about food safety and more specifically how their
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G-20 Recap: Global Economics Cannot Be a Values-Free Zone

The group of 20 leading and emerging nations met at the Excel Centre in London's Docklands last week in a meeting which Gordon Brown heralded as the dawning of a new world order.
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Readers Speak Out on Body Image and Faith

Many thanks to the folks who answered our request for your thoughts and stories about
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Video: Documentary on the Failed Drug War in Colombia

In July 2007, Teresa Ortega stood solemnly in a field of wilting corn and pineapple crops in southern Colombia's farm land as tears streamed down her cheeks.
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Prayers for Genocide Victims and Survivors

On the anniversary of the 1994 Tutsi Genocide in Rwanda, I was invited by Miracle Corners of the World to attend a ceremony held at the Church Center
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Video: Jim Wallis on CNN Discussing Obama's Faith Council

Jim Wallis, Eboo Patel, and Rabbi David Saperstein discuss the role of President Obama's Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
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