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Friday Links Round Up: The One Percent. Dear Fork. Budget Cuts.

The One Percent. Dear Fork. Budget Cuts. Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week:

  • Dear Fork, You have a son.
  • Let's thank our members of Congress for joining the hunger fast for a moral budget. (Call your member and ask them to join.)
  • Stay updated on the latest news from the hunger fast for a moral budget.
  • Watch this CNN report on the hunger fast for a moral budget.
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The Elephant in the Sanctuary: Women and Abuse

I concluded my celebration of Women's History Month (March) with a sober realization that the abuse of females is inseparable from the study of women's history.
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Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Quran Burning. Troop Drawdown. War Tax Calculator.

[Editors' note: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate our readers about the latest new
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Burning Anger and Small-Minded Men

"It is not that we burn the Koran with some type of vindictive motive," Mr.
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The Church Called to Rebellion

People can take a certain amount of oppression. However, when it gets beyond their ability to tolerate, they rebel.
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Terry Jones, Burning a Quran, and Evangelicalism

It isn't as if the Middle East needed another complication. Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen -- now Terry Jones? Rev. Jones is a fringe pastor in Gainesville, Florida, who spent about 30 years as a missionary in Europe.
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Why I am Fasting (Again)

In 1993 -- nearly 20 years ago -- I went on a water only fast to protest the lack of conscience of the U.S. Congress towards hungry people.
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Terry Jones: We Have Lost Our Brother

In a blog posted on God's Politics on September 14, 2010, I wrote that I rejoiced that Pastor Terry Jones had
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Friday Links Round Up: Afghanistan. Geography Game. @jimwallis.

Afghanistan. Geography Game. @jimwallis. Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week:
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Can We Stand to Lose 70,000 Children?

When I was younger, I played by the rules. Everything had to be fair. The quantity of animal crackers in my possession had to be equal, not greater or less than my brother's.
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