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Easy Hate, Hard Love, Cornel West, and Barack Obama

Martin Luther King Jr. reminds us, "Hatred paralyses life; love releases it.
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What if the Church were Christian?

As I stated in an earlier blog post, the juxtaposition of reading Philip Gulley's book
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A Lenten Experiment

In January last year, Mr. Neff and I began a Lenten experiment. We wanted to see if we could eat adequate amounts of tasty and nutritious food on a food-stamp budget. We also wanted to see what we might learn from the attempt. I recorded the experiment in fifty almost-daily posts on my blog, Lively Dust.
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Haiti: One Month Later, by the Numbers

One month later rain pours into the streets of Port-au-Prince.
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Snowmageddon in Sojourners' D.C. Neighborhood

Thanks to our media assistant Sheldon C.
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Drama and Confusion in South Africa and Zimbabwe

This past week has been characterized by drama and confusion in South Africa and Zimbabwe. In South Africa the drama started on Sunday, Feb.
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The Little Voice of Self-Doubt Inside My Head

Right now my head is a bit stuffed up thanks to a cold, but the little voice inside my head usually takes no prisoners.
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Human Rights in China: Google and Gao Zhisheng

Google's vow to pull out of China last month was partly based on the discovery that human rights activists' Gmail accounts had been hacked into, purportedly by Chinese intelligence. As a human rights advocate, this is worrying news for all who seek to fight for justice around the world.
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Haiti: Faith-Based Business Partnerships Seek a Sustainable Recovery

Three days after a 7.0 earthquake rocked their city, hundreds of Haitians returned to work at SPIA, one of the largest pasta production companies in the country.
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