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Further Reflections on the Biblical Ruth as an 'Illegal Immigrant'

In March, I wrote a piece praising the Biblical character Boaz for showing compassion to Ruth, w
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Video: Jim Wallis Talks About the Oil Spill with Chris Matthews

Jim Wallis is the author of Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street -- A Moral Compass for the New Economy, CEO of Sojourners and blogs at www.godspolitics.com.
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Child Care Cuts Force Parents Back on Welfare

With middle-class families mostly worrying about how they are surviving this Great Recession, and with the political leaders who want their votes aiming spins at them, there hasn't been much attent
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Scope of Oil Spill and BP's Bungling Demand Greater Government Action

Last Friday, the Equity and Inclusion Campaign and Oxfam America hosted a briefing with members of Congre
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Pentecost's Pente-chaos: Nothing's Changed

All the Christian archetypes were already in place on the very first day.
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Fixing a Key Financial Reform Loophole

When is a law not a (real) law? When there's zero penalty for breaking it.
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Then and Now: Students Caught in the Middle are Leading the Movement

On May 17, the anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision, four college students challenged the nation when they sat down in an act of civil disobedience outside Senator John McCain's office in Tuscon.
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Finance Reform a Historic Accomplishment

Last evening, the U.S. Senate passed a financial regulatory reform bill by a 59-39 vote, including four Republicans.
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The Lazarus Effect: The Miracle of AIDS Treatment in Zambia

When I got a press release announcing that Spike Jonze was the executive producer of The Lazarus Effect,
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