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Video: Jim Wallis on the Poverty Forum

Jim Wallis on PBS's Religion and Ethics Newsweekly's coverage of The Poverty Forum:
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Obama's Call to Rebuild

This wasn't really a budget speech, or even a State of the Union. It was a call to rebuild a country -- from its infrastructure, to its economy, to its values.
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Ash Wednesday: Concrete Solidarity

Bible readings from the Revised Common Lectionary: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; Psalm 51; 2nd Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21.
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Green My Hood

Is it possible to create a new economy in the hood that would create jobs, lower energy costs, reduce the carbon footprint of an urban neighborhood, and allow neighbors to get to know one another a
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Save Darfur's Women: Rape as a War Crime

I recently heard a voice from Darfur. She sat on a stage in front of me, not on the pages of the newspaper, and Darfur's resilient voice said, "The crisis has turned our lives upside down."
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The Legacy of William Sloane Coffin

Sunday, I preached from the old pulpit of William Sloane Coffin at Yale University.
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A First Person Fight for the Millenium Development Goals

I am the tenth of 17 children from a polygamous East African family. I hail from the village of Kamnwa in western Kenya, near the shores of Lake Victoria, and grew up in Nairobi City.
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From Cultural Conformity to Biblical Obedience

So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
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Hope for Darfur?

The United States has recognized that genocide is taking place in Darfur, Sudan. That recognition is now five years old.
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How Advocacy Works

Advocating for the poor is crucial in this time of recession, but maybe you're a little nervous about actually walking into your member of Congress' office, even after the great training you ca
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