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This I Believe

One of the best gifts I received when I finished grad school was a book called
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Video: Jim Wallis Debates Arizona Immigration Law on CBN

Jim Wallis is the author of Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street -- A Moral Compass for the New Economy, CEO of Sojourners and blogs at www.godspolitics.com.
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Images from White House Immigration Rally and Civil Disobedience

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and 34 other immigration rights advocates were arrested during a demonstration at the White House on Saturday.
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Why Flobots Is Doing a May Day Concert in Arizona (+Free Download)

I am a rapper. I rap in a band called Flobots. Today is day one of our spring tour promoting our new album Survival Story, so I am writing this from a tour bus in a hotel parking lot in Albuquerque.
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Slavery is Alive and Well ... For Now

It'd be nice if enacting a law would solve the problem, wouldn't it?
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Why My Conservative Business Friends Support Immigration Reform

Recently I turned to a conservative, white businessman friend to get some insight into how immigrants enhance our culture.
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Dr. Dorothy Height's Funeral: Lifting Her to Heaven

Under the sweeping arches of the Washington National Cathedral, we celebrated the life of Dr.
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Undocumented and Unafraid: American DREAMers

This January, four immigrant college students from Florida began a fifteen hundred mile pilgrimage, "risking their future because the present is unbearable" (Matos, 23, in
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Learning to Love White Men: Between Bigoted Brothers and Holy Husbands

At eight months pregnant, I had a dream my new baby boy was born. He came out with pale white skin, blue eyes, and long, pin-straight red hair. He didn't look like he belonged to me at all.
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What Gamblers Anonymous Can Teach Us About Wall Street

The defenses that Goldman Sachs execs gave to this week's Senate hearings for their actions were full of emotion and denial. They claimed shock that anyone could question their actions.
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