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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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The Other March Madness

Well, March Madness is now over.
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Rwanda's Hopes and Challenges 15 Years After the Genocide

Today the world is remembering Rwanda and the genocide that started there 15 years ago.
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The Obama Budget's Promise and Peril

I've been asked for a few words about how the recession may affect poverty in the United States, and also about policy issues related to poverty that have emerged from the economic recovery legislation and from the budget debate on Capitol Hill.
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Calling a Nation to its Best Values and Priorities

Some might say that this is the worst possible time to have a Mobilization to End Poverty. An elder of a church I served once told me, "You can tell a lot about a person by looking at their checkbook register
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Persistent Efforts to Counter a Persistent Nuclear Threat

A generation has now come of age now for which "Fall Out Shelter" signs are nothing but rusty remnants of a time long past.
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Compassionate Conservatives Looking to Rebrand and Expand Their Mission

I've been asked to comment on churches that are more conservative, predominantly evangelical, and how they are coalescing around poverty reduction.
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A Vision for the Foreign Aid Budget

I would like to address the foreign affairs portion of the president's budget.
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Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Support Wearing Thin

In a stunning turnabout, some of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's firmest allies distanced themselves from his hard-line tactics when the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted to postpone accepting $1.6 m
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