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Climate Justice Clips: Countdown to Copenhagen, Day 3

This clip comes from a fantastic collective who are putting into practice Gandhi's words "under certain circumstances, fasting is [a] weapon God has given us for use in times of utter helplessness." ...
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Christmas Toy Drives Bring Protests of Anti-Immigrant Discrimination

Last week we received word from Houston, Texas, that some charitable organizations would screen out the children of undocumented residents of the city when it comes time to distribute toys and othe
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Dive!: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Dumpster Diving but Were Afraid to Ask

A confession: When I first saw publicity for Dive! I forwarded it to my main dumpster diving partner with the subject line: "great." As in, "great, now dumpster diving will become more popular and we'll have more competition."
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Afghanistan: Praying Our Part

The decision has been made. The orders have been signed. The first wave of the 30,000 additional warriors heading to Afghanistan is scheduled to arrive before Christmas.
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Climate Justice Clips: Countdown to Copenhagen, Day 4

Unlike the other clips we've been showing in this "countdown to COP15" this one EPYC hasn't shown in workshops but is often mentioned by students. It comes from a science teacher named Greg Craven ...
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Make Your Wish List a Giving List

I have mixed feelings about wish lists. They rob Christmas of creativity, surprise, and personal contact, but they make shopping much, much easier.
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Obama's Afghanistan Policy and Christian Political Humility

On the eve of the election last November, I wrote a thinly-veiled endorsement of Barack Obama and blas
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America's Pervasive Pattern of Race-Based Medical Disparities

Our country has a long history of underserving and mistreating African-Americans and other marginalized groups.
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Why Poverty Persists in a World of Wealth

The forthcoming documentary The End of Poverty? opens with the question "Why does poverty persist in a world of growing wealth?" Through a seri
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Climate Justice Clips: Countdown to Copenhagen, Day 5

This video features three heroes of mine and courageous Christian leaders, Desmond Tutu, Wangari Maathai and Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia, talking about the importance of climate justice for the poorest of the poor right across the continent of Africa.

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