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My Advent Calendar

Diana's Advent reflections will conclude next week.
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An Agenda of Peace

While most attention is being paid to the deepening economic crisis, the incoming Obama administration will also inherit a number of interrelated international crises.
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Policy and Organizing: A Year in Review

It was quite a busy year for the policy team at Sojourners, and we can already hear the challenges and opportunities of 2009 calling for our attention.
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Another Reason for Being a Red Letter Christian

With the resignation of Richard Cizik as vice president for government affairs of the National Association of Evangelicals, we have one more reason why many of us are calling ourselves Red Letter C
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Border Walls Keep Out Mary and Baby

She walks the trails until her ankles swell and her back pulsates with pain.
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International Migrants Day

Eight years ago, the United Nations proclaimed Dec. 18 as International Migrants Day.
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Numbers That Mark the Beast

I wrote a book recently with a friend of mine that stirred some conversation. In it we try to retell the story of the Bible in the context of the American empire.
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Mary's Song: A Poem

Dark times Regime change. "How are we gonna make it?" "How are we gonna live?" Tomorrow? Fear for breakfast Trembling for brunch Despair for dinner.
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My Advent Calendar: December 17

A set of double doors marked "17" on my Advent calendar opened to a charming image of a minister surrounded by children. My first thought was of one of the most famous passages in the New Testament:
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