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Philip Rizk Disappearance Gets Major Coverage, But He Remains Missing

We at Sojourners continue to be deeply concerned for the safety and well-being of Philip Rizk, who was arrested and detained by Egyptian secret police Friday evening following a rally north of Cairo in support of the people of Gaza.
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Video: Jim Wallis Talks about Obama's Faith-Based Council with BBC and Fox News

Jim Wallis talks about how Obama's new Council on Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships will take on the priorities of poverty, abortion reduction, fatherhood, and interfaith dialogue.

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Postpartisan, not Bipartisan

I'm surprised that the media and politicians don't understand the difference between postpartisan and bipartisan.
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A Fine Start for Common Ground Abortion Reduction

The first weeks of the Obama administration have been a whirlwind of appointments, and as advertised, "change," but the aspect most in evidence is the president's efforts at finding common ground.
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Video: Jim Wallis on Finding Common-Ground Solutions

Last week, Jim Wallis was interviewed by David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network at the White House after a meeting with President Obama and the President's Council on Faith-Based &a
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Movement for Release of Philip Rizk Grows

My dear friend Philip Rizk was kidnapped on Friday night by Egyptian secret police.
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Free Philip Rizk! God's Politics Blogger Arrested by Egyptian Secret Police

Friday evening I was in Washington D.C. and received an urgent message from Egypt. The major player in helping us get medical equipment into Egypt duirng the early days of the recent 22 day war in Gaza was Philip Rizk. Friday evening at 11 p.m.
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An Education in Border Injustice

As I sat in the federal court room in Tucson witnessing the sentencing of over 60 people who had been caught crossing the border between the U.S.
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Six 'Highlights' from Hard Lessons: The Iraq Reconstruction Experience

Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen has been on the Hill this week going through the gory details of waste, fraud, and mismanagement of the roughly $51 billion we gave fo
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