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How Women of Faith Fought a Dictator with Nonviolence

To commemorate the International Day of Peace (September 21st), I had the opportunity to attend a screening of the documentary Pray the Devil Bac
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: A Visual Feast with a Side of Social Commentary

I have to admit, I wasn't expecting much when I first took my seat in the theater to preview Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, a 3-D animated comedy based on the popular children's book.
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Big Food vs. Big Health Care

In his September 9 New York Times article, "Big Food vs.
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A 9/11 Prayer: Leonard Cohen's 'Democracy'

My mother-in-law saw Leonard Cohen live in her native Norway this summer. She sent me this YouTube clip so I could have a taste.
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Want to End Poverty? Focus on Women and Girls

Promoting gender equality is crucial to combating global poverty, a point Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn make in their new book,
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Why the U.S. Ranks 37 Among World Health Systems, Plus Four Alternative Models

The United States is the richest nation on earth. It has some of the best-trained physicians and best medical facilities on earth. It is a leader in medical innovation and medical education.
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How to Bring a 9-Year-Old to Christ

In the August 2009 issue of Harper's Magazine, Brooklyn-based writer Rachel Aviv penned an article titled "Like I was Jesus: How to Bring a 9-Year-Old to Christ." I was intrigued enoug
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The Hurt Locker and the Cause of War

Let's get one thing straight: I have no idea what war is really like.
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