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Obama's Ethic of Responsibility

In a recent interview with Barbara Walters, President-elect Obama said,
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Video: Indigenous Theologians Discuss Christianity and Culture

As we reflect on the history, meaning, and mythologies surrounding the season of Thanksgiving, indigenous theologians Richard Twiss, Raymond Aldred, and Terry LeBlanc offer their perspectives on the interaction between Christian faith and Native American identity, and how religions, culture, and the Gospel interact.

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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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