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An Environmental Wake-Up Call

Earlier this week, we participated in a march from the Department of the Interior to the White House -- a direct response to the recent Gulf Coast oil spill (and the history of dirty energy accidents).
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Facebook: Friend or Foe?

Well, they're at it again.
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10 Good Things Vegetarianism Can do for You (and the World)

Having just read Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals, I'm in a vegetarian mood.
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As Civilian Casualties Spike in Afghanistan, New Attempts to Reward 'Courageous Restraint'

Two recent news reports on the war in Afghanistan present a more complete story together.
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Pope Benedict: Greatest Persecution is from Sin Within the Church

On the papal plane, Shepherd One, en route to Portugal to visit the Shrine of Our
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Arizona's Questionable Track Record on Race: MLK Day, Banning Ethnic Studies, and Regulating Accents

It wasn't that long ago that the state of Arizona did not recognize, in fact went out of its way to criticize, the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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Sojourners Magazine Wins Top Magazine Honors

Sojourners magazine was recently recognized as the best general interest magazine by two leading religious press organizations for the second str
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Free Speech vs. Fundamentalist Islam?

A few days back, small groups of college students at Northwestern,
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A Hymn and Prayer for the Gulf: 'O God, the Great, Wide Seas are Yours'

This hymn-prayer was written in response to the ongoing oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig that started on April 20th.
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