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Six 'Highlights' from Hard Lessons: The Iraq Reconstruction Experience

Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen has been on the Hill this week going through the gory details of waste, fraud, and mismanagement of the roughly $51 billion we gave fo
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Greener Gatherings

The day after Obama was sworn in as president, Trinity Institute launched its annual conference titled "Radical Abundance: A
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Mobilizing Art Against Poverty

Last week, I read this quote by John Piper: "...the weeping of the saints at the loss of precious souls is, paradoxically, the weeping of joy in God." I believe that is what God wants for me and fo
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Audio: Shifting How We 'Have Church'

In this clip, Pastor Efrem talks about how the church has constantly changed throughout history to get closer to God's heart.
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Overcoming John Wayne Syndrome with New Stories

Peace actions often evoke disgust, anger, and fear from the uninvolved bystander. Epithets are hurled at the demonstrators, with coward and traitor perhaps the favorites. Why should advocating peace evoke fear from the bystander?
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Seeing the Full Humanity of Our Homeless Neighbors

Last week, January 27, just a few blocks north of the Sojourners' office on 14th Street in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of our nation's capital, a homeless man was attacked and lay dying on th
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