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To Our Supporters: Thank You

"I thank my God every time I think of you.
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For the DREAMers, The Waiting Must End Today

In this season of Advent, we in our Christian churches speak often about how this is a time of waiting and preparation leading up to t
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Give Smart: Three Tips to Make Donations Count

A lot of us don't have as much disposable income as we had two or three years ago. Some of us have a lot less. But Christmas is coming, and we still want to give.
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The Story of One Unemployed Man

He has been working since he was a teenager. He graduated from high school, went to college, graduated, got a good job with a good company, married, had children, and bought a house.
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Another Advent of 'Waiting' for Undocumented Students

This Advent season, "waiting" has new meaning for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrant students.
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The Testimony of One North Korean Girl

You need to watch this. In fact, you must watch this. Please watch this.
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When is an Incentive a Bribe? Israel, Settlements, and Fighter Jets

Imagine a parent with two recalcitrant teenagers.
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That Thieving Christ and Advent

In this season in which we find ourselves there is an anticipatory feeling in the air. A waiting, a longing, and yearning. This is a time filled with preparations and signs and symbols. Everything leads to this promised future. With our turkey stuffed bellies, we awaken from a tryptophan-induced coma of carbohydrates to the coming of what feels like the end time -- for there will be sales and rumors of sales. So stay awake my brothers and sisters because the doorbusting shopacalypse is upon us. Yet my heart was glad when they said to me, let us go at 5 a. m to the house of the Lord and Taylor. For on that holy mountain, people will stream from east and west, north and south, and all nations will come. They will turn plastic cards into shiny promises of love in the form of bigger plastic and cloth and metal and wire.  They will go down from this mountain to wrap their bits of plastic and cloth and metal and wire. They will wrap it all in paper, to wait for that day. The day of mythical, sentimentalized domesticity when the hopes and dreams of love and family and acceptance and perfect, perfect reciprocity will come to pass. And the children shall believe that they shall be always good and never bad for Santa will come like a thief in the night. No one knows the hour so you better be good for goodness sake.

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Global AIDS Day and Advent

"It gets better." Those are the words of promise that many of us spoke to Internet audiences this past autumn to encourage adolescents who are considering suicide.
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