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Video: Jim Wallis in Inaugural Prayer Service at National Cathedral

Today Jim Wallis participated in the National Prayer Service to celebrate the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States.
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An Inauguration Pilgrimage: Dreams From My Mother

We waited for 30 minutes. Standing, awkward, we looked up at the board. When I arrived at Penn Station the board said train #167, enroute to Washington D.C., "25 mins late"... Five minutes later, "30 mins late." The terminal filled up, more people standing -- waiting ... and wondering if the others hovering with backpacks and napsacks and yoga mats were all waiting for the same thing.
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More About Bishop Robinson's Lost Inaugural Prayer

I am thankful that Cathleen Falsani's blog post included the text of the prayer given by Bishop Eugene Robin
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Inaugural Week Meditation: So Happy

I'm 52, and I've had a great first half-century of life (and am looking forward to the next). But this inaugural week I feel an extraordinary happiness. Younger people can understand it to a great degree, but I think many folks my age and older
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The Obama Inauguration: A Singular and Unique Event

The inauguration of President Barack Obama was a singular and unique event. I intend an emphatic redundancy. It was much much. Very very. Amazing.
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Bishop Robinson's Lost Prayer at the Inaugural Kick-off

Sunday afternoon, I sat in front of the TV with a box of tissues and watched every second of the "We Are One" concert at the Lincoln Memorial live on HBO.
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International Inauguration Congratulations

What an amazing and inspiring event. Our TV networks had the event 'live' so we could share this moment with the citizens of the USA!
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What Kind of Love Can Really Change the World?

What a moment it was on Saturday at the War Memorial Plaza in Baltimore as President-elect Barack Obama heard a woman shouting in the crowd, "We love you, Obama!" and he answered, "I love you back.
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Changing the Image of Religion: The New Faith Coalition

The day after the inauguration, I will be joining with Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, and Christian leaders at the National Prayer Service for our new president.
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Police Violence Undercuts Pundits' 'Post-Racial' Rhetoric

The day after Barack Obama was elected president, I heard people say multiple times that we have now arrived as a "post-racial" nation and that it can now be said that anyone can truly be president
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