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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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11 Women Writers You Should Be Reading

Here are some of my favorite women writers of spirituality and theology in no particular order with short comments on why I recommend them.
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On Arizona, Artists Speak Up, Refuse to Play

As a musician, I'm always interested in seeing how my fellow creative types respond to injustice or need.
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The Moral of "Toy Story 3"

It's been awhile since Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and the gang have been on the big screen, but they've lost none of their charm in the interim.
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