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Telling Stories True: An Interview with Sara Zarr

Kirkus Reviews calls Sara Zarr's third young adult novel,
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Screwtape and Self-Righteous Hell

I had the recent pleasure of seeing Max McLean's deliciously wicked portrayal of Screwtape in The Screwtape Letters currently playing at the Westside Theater in New York City. By employing some sound and lighting effects, this production gave a contemporary spin on C.S. Lewis' classic tale of a quest to slowly guide a man into hell.
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Pedagogy of the Oppressor: Arizona's Ethnic Studies Ban

Arizona's lawmakers just keep finding ways to transform their xenophobia into law. First, they questioned whether Martin Luther King Jr. Day was a legitimate holiday.
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King Coal: Ruling Principality and Power in West Virginia

In this month's Sojourners, Onleilove Alston takes a spiritually inflected look at coal country, where last month's EPA decision to ban much mountaintop removal min
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A Step Toward Recovery from Our Oil Addiction

My mother taught her children never to "toot our own horn." So last year, when Sojourners became the first publication ever (so far as I know) to win the best general interest magazine awa
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A Gulf Coast Tribal Community in Crisis

The Houma Tribe, located in southern Louisiana, has had more than their fair share of trials and obstacles over the last 100 years. The oil spill may be the final straw.
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The Dangers of Disconnecting from Community: An Interview with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Jonathan, you were quoted in a recent Christianity Today Web article about Church p
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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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