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My Lent: Ashes, Addiction, and the Reality of Hell

Lent is late this year, thanks to an unusual alignment of the earth and heavens -- the vernal equinox, the paschal full moon -- and to the
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Why Your State Should Follow Utah's Example

Reading the recent headlines of immigration news has hardly been uplifting, with multiple state legislatures attempting to pass
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For Black Farmers, Fight For Civil Rights Continues

On March 7, 1965, 600 civil rights marchers attempted to walk from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in support of equal voting rights for blacks and whites.
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Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Petraeus apologizes. Women's rights. National treasures.

[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 news
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Support Farmworkers this Lent: Fast for Justice

Will you be giving up chocolate for Lent? Coffee? Then why not fast for justice? Why not abstain from shopping at grocery stores that scoff at the notion of Fair Trade for farmworkers here at home?
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God Uses Insignificant Persons to Change the World

We have seen the collapse of Mubarak in Egypt and the regime in Tunisia. Turmoil continues in Libya and elsewhere.
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Securing Women's Rights in Afghanistan

In a northern Kabul neighborhood in December, I met with the director of the Afghan Women's Skills and Development Center, a non-governmental organization working to enhance the basic skills and ca
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Remember Bloody Sunday by Counting the Votes

Forty-six years ago, civil rights activists in Selma, Alabama began what they hoped would be a 50-mile march to the state capital of Mo
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Friday Links Round Up: A North Korean Restaurant. Christian Jerks. Bloody Sunday.

A North Korean restaurant. Christian jerks. Bloody Sunday. Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week.
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Feeling Green Guilt at 30,000 Feet

I just returned from a fabulous little weekend getaway. Skipped town with the hubby. Just us, sans three kids for the first time in four years, and it was glorious.
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