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Is National Health Care Hazardous to Your Health? Check the Facts

Various Web sites and e-mails are reporting that cancer survival rates are much higher in the U.S. than in various European countries.
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Wal-Mart's Big Green Claim, Part 2

[continued from part 1] ... Here is why I am not about to toss my kids into the car and dash out for cheap juice boxes:
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Holy Health Care!

Debates on our national system of providing health care are raging in political a
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Reclaiming the E-Word and Seizing the Episcopal Moment

Lost in the buzz over the U.S. Episcopal Church's decision to bless same sex unions was a missional moment.
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Wal-Mart's Big Green Claim

Well color me happy (as the saying goes): Wal-Mart just released a big claim to be greening up its act. But what does their claim really mean and how do we define what corporate green looks like anyway? Especially since lately, corporate green seems to grow everywhere, at times fertilized by a healthy dose of corporate greed.
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Celebrating Mandela's Birthday and Serving Zimbabwe's Children

On July 18th many people from different parts of the world celebrated Nelson Mandela's 91st birthday!
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Turning My Travels into Pilgrimages

Recently, I've begun to think how I can reconnect with God by turning all my travels (including my everyday errands) into pilgrimages. In this quest, I am greatly aided by the Rev. Kurt Neilson, author of Urban Iona.
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I Don't Care What Our Health-Care System is Called, as Long as it Delivers

I recently sent an e-mail about health care to my congressman, Peter Roskam (R-IL, 6th District), through his Web site.
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Why We Still Need the NAACP

Last week marked the centennial celebration of the nation's oldest and most respected civil rights organization, the National
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