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Paint Your Faith: Graffiti Art as Witness

One of the reasons the St. Francis quip, "Preach the gospel always, if necessary use words," is so often quoted is because it pokes fun at Christians' propensity to think sharing our faith is primarily about words. And for good reason.
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Encouraging Informed Freedom of Conscience on Questions of War

Not long ago, I blogged about my trip to Iraq with fellow God's Politics blogger Shane Claiborne and
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A Haitian Church Engages Long-Term Needs in Port-au-Prince

Law student Sebastien Doussous currently manages the database on a needs-assessment survey administered, just days following the Jan. 12 earthquake, by members of his church, L'...glise Communauté Evangélique d'Haïti (Evangelical Community Church of Haiti, L'ECEH).
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Fashion as a Social Justice Vehicle, Part 2

Continued from part 1 of an interview with Shannon Hopkins of Sweet Notions and Alissa Moore of Nomi Network.
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Beyond a Predictable Script: Dialogue with Comments on My Israel/Palestine Posts

It's one thing to go to the "Holy Land" and see where Jesus worked and walked in the past.
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Victory for Haiti Debt Cancellation!

For those of us who work for social justice, victory can seem elusive.
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One More Gun Death Too Many -- and Three Things You Can Do About It

At about midnight we heard the shots ring out. My friend ran to the door and I heard him yell, "Shane, a kid has been shot, come down." As we looked down the street we could see a young man staggering as he walked down our block. Then his knees gave out and he fell to the ground. We called for an ambulance and ran outside to be with the boy.
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Book Sales, Best-Seller Lists, and Why They Matter

Yes, this is an unabashed request for you to buy a copy of Jim's new book, Rediscovering Values, but let me take a minute to tell you why this is so important to our mission and work at Sojourners.
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