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Remembering Elizabeth Edwards, Advocate for Health Reform

[Editors' note: Today we remember Elizabeth Edwards who was an outspoken advocate for health-care reform and used her position of influence to speak out for those who could not get the care they needed. Our thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family.
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A Season for Holy Mischief and Divine Conspiracy

Critiquing the thick irony of the Christmas season is fair.
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President Obama Should Have Fought This One

He should have fought this one. The richest 2 percent of the country just got an extension of tax cuts they didn't need at great cost to us all.
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Undocumented Young People Need the DREAM

Last Wednesday, December 1 marked the 55th anniversary of the beginning of the Montgomery bus boycott and a movemen
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Building Bridges for Creation Care

Imagine you've become a mom for the first time. Looking at your infant daughter, you have a personal revelation that your conventional consumer-driven lifestyle is shallow.
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What Does God Think of Economic Equality?

In American evangelical circles, there's an idea that goes something like this: progressive taxation = socialism, and socialism = s
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My Story as an Undocumented Immigrant

To become an undocumented immigrant requires very little but is a result of tremendous social, economic, political, and environmental forces; I offer my story as example.
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Speaking Christian with Marcus Borg

[Editors' note: As part of Sojourners' commitment to bring you into discussion with a broad range of theological perspectives, writer Becky Garrison offers this interview with
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Friday Links Round Up: Jumo. Pro-Beef. DREAM Act.

Jumo. Pro-beef. DREAM Act. Here's a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week:
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WikiLeaks and Government Responsibility

Since WikiLeaks released the first of the leaked government cables for public viewing, the outcry regarding the act has been overwhelming.
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