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Does Awareness Equal Activism?

On May 2, 1963, African-American kids all over Birmingham, Alabama heard a D.J. from WENN announce, "Kids, there's going to be a party at the park. Bring your toothbrushes because lunch will be served." This was a coded call for a mass demonstration. Eight hundred kids, some as young as six, skipped school.
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Reel Images of Immigration: Made in L.A.

[Editor's Note: This week we will have a series of reviews on films with a focus on immigration. Check back each day for a new film review, and visit www.faithandimmigration.org for more information]
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The Real Housewives of Proverbs 31

As a working mother who lives in the Washington-metro area, I admit that I was dreading Bravo's new program The Real Housewives of D.C.
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Reel Images of Immigration: Farmingville

[Editor's Note: This week we will have a series of reviews on films with a focus on immigration. Check back each day for a new film review, and visit www.faithandimmigration.org for more information]
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REEL Images of Immigration: The Visitor

[Editor's Note: This week we will have a series of reviews on films with a focus on immigration. Check back each day for a new film review, and visit www.faithandimmigration.org for more information]
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Humanizing the Prison System

"I hate civilians," Warden Clooney barked into the microphone.
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Inception: The Art of Paying Attention in Books and Film

I've been reading Paul Harding's debut novel, Tinkers, which was this year's surprise Pulitzer Prize winner. It's a modest tome -- slim of build, light in the hand.
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Changing the Script on Political Theology

When I picked up a copy of Daniel Schultz's book
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Tupac Shakur: Liberation Theologian for Our Times

Many music critics have said that a truly special artist comes around only once every generation.
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