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Deportations that Destroy the Human Spirit

"Maybe I would be better off just crossing again and going to prison for many years." Upon hearing this, an instant knot forms in my gut.
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God's Provision in a Recession

A few summers ago, my son brought a little white plastic birdbath to my dad's house and set it up in the back yard. Dad kept the birdbath clean and filled with water.
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Vandana Shiva: Gandhi, MLK, and the Way of Jesus in the Obama Administration

God gets at us in the funniest of ways. Just this week the Spirit stirred in me while reading an interview with one of my heroes, Vandana Shiva. The reporter from YES!
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The Beginning of Justice for Marcelo Lucero

In November 2008, a Latino man, Marcelo Lucero, was stalked and murdered on a street in Patc
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Everyone Needs to Read This

Everyone needs to read this. Every Christian needs to read this. Every Christian, pastor, leader, community organizer, and influencer needs to read this.
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We Must Ask Moral Questions About Our Oil Addiction (Part II)

Yesterday, I asked some moral questions about our oil addiction.
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Federal Government Sues Arizona Over Unjust Immigration Law

In a rare move by any administration, the federal government has sued the state of Arizona over the most restrictive immigration law in the country, SB1070.
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Video: CNN Covers Jim Wallis and Other Faith Leaders in Gulf Coast

Watch the video below of CNN's coverage of Jim Wallis and other faith leaders as they tour the Gulf Coast on a trip sponsored by the Sierra Club. (For live updates, follow @jimwallis on Twitter.)
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Testifying on the Gulf Coast

The captain was the first to smell it. He told us that the ocean didn't used to smell this way. Then, we all smelled it.
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Flag vs. Font: Pledging Our Allegiance

"You are sealed by the Holy Spirit in Baptism and marked as Christ's own forever." (The Book of Common Prayer)
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