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Buy Nothing Day as Advent Activism Against the Demon Mammon

As per usual, on Friday, we had all sorts of Buy Nothing Day festivities (check out the video here). But that's not what I want to talk about.
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Oppression of Women: The Oldest Injustice in Human History

In every culture and in every part of the world, this injustice is present. What is the oldest injustice in the world? It is the way that "we" view, treat, and oppress women.
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A Pre-Consumption Prayer

"Consumption" isn't a bad word. Even as we watch the excesses of the consumer economy crumble and collapse around us, we should remember that the word "consume" also means "to eat."
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A Texas Procession for Life

In his 1995 encyclical The Gospel of Life, Pope John Paul II wrote, "Where life is involved, the service of charity must be profoundly consistent.
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Protesting Injustice and Celebrating Memories at the Gates of the SOA

This past weekend I road-tripped with my housemates, the Sojourners interns, from Washington, D.C., to the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia.
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A Time for Giving Thanks

It is a time to be thankful, even in the midst of the economic crisis all around the world. The election showed that our country is better than some of us thought it was.
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The Short But Significant Life of Brenden Foster

This entry is dedicated to Brenden Foster and to all -- in ways seen or unseen -- who seek to live their lives with grace, compassion, and generosity.
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My Day on the Hugo Chavez Show

Tonight, PBS's Frontline will air "The Hugo Chavez Show: An illuminating inside view of the mercurial Venezuelan president, his rise to power, and the new type of revolution he seems to be inventing -
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Win a Trip to Africa in the Sojourners and World Vision Filmmaker Challenge

Sojourners and World Vision need your help to promote the Mobilization to End Poverty, the event this spring where thousands of Christians will come together to call on President Obama and the new Congress to pass historic anti-poverty legislation.
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