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The Social Side Effects of Global Warming

We are at a global turning point.
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Why I Got Arrested on Good Friday

"Good" Friday was real good this year. We remembered Jesus, and we remembered Jesus disguised in the "least of these" -- those who continue to be tortured, spit on, slapped, insulted, misunderstood
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Fighting Poverty with Family and Faith on the Gulf Coast

I am a native of Biloxi, Mississippi. To the rest of the world, we are the left behind communities. I thank God on a daily basis that I have the family I have. My father was a Baptist preacher that walked the walk and not just talked the talk. That is a rare jewel that we as people don't see a lot of.
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Defining 'Progressive'

"Progressive" has become the adjective of choice to describe faith communities with commitments to justice, serving the poor, and environmentalism.
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One More Reason to Oppose Torture

Abu Zubaydah was submitted to waterboarding at least 83 times.
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Wheels of Change in Zimbabwe

Someone once said that once the wheels of change are in motion, they can't be stopped; it's as if once the sun starts to rise, there is no going back into the night.
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What President Obama's Budget Means for Poor People

If a budget is a moral document, what should be said about the president's proposed budget for 2010? I focus here on what this budget proposal says about justice for poorer Americans.
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