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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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A Public Prayer of Thanksgiving

This historic proclamation of "A Day of Public Thanksgiving and Prayer" w
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A Chance to Change Our Failed War on Drugs in Colombia

Add this op-ed from yesterday's Washington Post to the list of things we have a reasonabl
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What If All Churches Treated Women as Jesus Did?

Do you wonder why the words and deeds of Christ are not given more attention in the current gender debate?
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Thinking Thankfully About Money

When you are giving thanks this week, why not give thanks for money? Sound crass? It shouldn't be, because that's what could empower a household economy based on gratitude rather than one driven by greed or guilt.
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Hate Crimes, Racist Incidents Escalate After Obama's Election

A family's pro-Obama banner was wrapped around a cross and burned in their front yard. According to Associated Press writer Jesse Washington, after Obama's election incidents of race based hate crimes escalated across the country. I guess, no matter the rhetoric of some commentators, we really aren't living in a post-racial country.

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