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A Reconciliation Reading List for Black History Month

More Than Equals, co-authored by Chris Rice and the late Spencer Perkins, is considered one of the pivotal books in the Christian racial reconciliation movement that found its greatest momentum in the early and mid-1990s.
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From Fat Tuesday to a Veggie Lent

It's Fat Tuesday. The height of the Mardi Gras celebration. The pinnacle of Carnaval. The time of year when religious and non-religious types alike trek to places like New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro to whoop it up before the season of Lent begins. Granted, most party-goers could likely give a rip about Lent, but to celebrate the storm before the calm is still a tradition many engage in.
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Easy Hate, Hard Love, Cornel West, and Barack Obama

Martin Luther King Jr. reminds us, "Hatred paralyses life; love releases it.
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What if the Church were Christian?

As I stated in an earlier blog post, the juxtaposition of reading Philip Gulley's book
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A Lenten Experiment

In January last year, Mr. Neff and I began a Lenten experiment. We wanted to see if we could eat adequate amounts of tasty and nutritious food on a food-stamp budget. We also wanted to see what we might learn from the attempt. I recorded the experiment in fifty almost-daily posts on my blog, Lively Dust.
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Haiti: One Month Later, by the Numbers

One month later rain pours into the streets of Port-au-Prince.
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Snowmageddon in Sojourners' D.C. Neighborhood

Thanks to our media assistant Sheldon C.
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Drama and Confusion in South Africa and Zimbabwe

This past week has been characterized by drama and confusion in South Africa and Zimbabwe. In South Africa the drama started on Sunday, Feb.
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