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Waiting for Love in a Tea Party World

Last week I sat at a breakfast table with prominent New York City faith leaders. The topic of the morning was: "In this post-election moment, what issues are you passionate about?
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A Green Christmas: 5 Realistic Ideas for Celebrating the Season

Well, here we go. Like it or not, tis the season. For me the holidays are a mixed blur of emotions, hopes, and unfulfilled, unrealistic dreams and desires.
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Jon Stewart, the End Times, and the Season of Advent

Last October, at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear,
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Moral Measure of a Tax Plan

In 2010, the moral measure of tax policy choice is: Does it further concentrate wealth and power in the hands of a few?
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Church or State?

As researchers continue to pore through the quarter-of-a-million documents made public by WikiLeaks, I've been wondering when something with religious interest would surface.
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This Advent, What Are You Waiting For?

We Americans hate to wait. Whatever we want, we want it now. Pay-per-view. One-click shopping. Smart phones. Drive-through restaurants.
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Haitians Protest Election, And So Do I

Anxiety set in for many people in Haiti long before Dec.
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The DREAM Act is Not Amnesty

As members of Congress debate the DREAM Act once again, opponents of the act are again attacking the legislation as "
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My Favorite Simple Cooking Recipe Books

As Valerie Weaver- Zercher writes in "Simple Living Becomes
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Friday Links Round Up: Hackers. Slow Motion. Snow.

Hackers. Slow Motion. Snow. Here’s a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week:

  • Random Hacks of Kindness: a two-day competition of more than 1,000 software engineers solving problems that arise during humanitarian crises.
  • Restaurateur Jean-Gorges Vongerichten’s half-Korean wife, Maria Vongerichten, has a new PBS show called “The Kimchi Chronicles,” in which she eats her way through South Korea.
  • What happens when you put a slow-motion camera on a fast moving train? Watch.
  • Jim Wallis says it best: DREAMS should not be illegal.
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