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Kal Penn: Enough with the Cynicism and Disappointment, Time to Re-engage!

[caption id="attachment_34241" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Kal Penn speaks at a Democratic rally at University of Southern California, October 2010.
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What Kind of Love Can Really Change the World?

What a moment it was on Saturday at the War Memorial Plaza in Baltimore as President-elect Barack Obama heard a woman shouting in the crowd, "We love you, Obama!" and he answered, "I love you back.
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Look Who's Praying at the Inauguration

The first openly gay Episcopal bishop. The first female president of the Disciples of Christ.
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Video: My Son Met Barack Obama at Ben's Chili Bowl

Last Saturday our family and a couple of friends decided to drop into Ben's Chili Bowl for a quick bite to eat before heading down to the Smithsonian mus
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Israeli-Occupied Territory on Capitol Hill

A year ago I heard a Palestinian diplomat describe Capitol Hill as "Israeli-occupied territory" in a speech given at Georgetown University.
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My Obama Inauguration Benediction: A Singular Moment in Time

You would think attempting to summarize my feelings on having been asked to deliver the Benediction at the Inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama-would be simple. In fact, it's quite a challenge; given the flood of emotions I have experienced ...

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MLK Day Altar Call to Action

Yesterday, the Presidential Inauguration Committee announced that the annual celebration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be an official part of the inauguration activities.
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Child Tax Credit: Better Late Than Never

In 2003, Call to Renewal was deeply engaged in working to have a refundable child tax credit included in that year's tax cu
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Struggling with Tolerance

Frank Schaeffer at The Huffington Post has
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