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Why We Must Not Give Up on the DREAM Act

The DREAM Act did not pass with the National Defense Authorization Act yesterday, but we must not give up.
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Tearing Down Walls in Memphis

On a muggy Memphis night last week, Tiffany Kelly and Imani Phipps, both juniors at local high schools, sat at the top of the historic Levitt Shell amphitheater as chants of "One Memphis, One Love"
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Justice in the Hole: A New Way to Educate

I think about the gospel as being a new way of seeing the world. Jesus would empower people that usually did not have power in their normal day to day life.
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Our DREAMS Deferred, Our Hearts Emboldened

Over the past five days, we've asked you and urged you to contact your senators in support of the DREAM Act -- legislation that creates a p
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A Peace Movement Victory Against Drones

[Editor's Note: Every once in a while there is a landmark court case for the cause of freedom and justice.
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DREAM Act 101: What You Need to Know

In the last few weeks, the DREAM Act has become a source of hope for many and a source of debate and speculation for others.
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Standing Up for Justice

Should you not walk in the fear of our God?
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George W. Bush Led on AIDS. Will Obama?

The world needs President Barack Obama to be a global leader on HIV/AIDS.
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The latest news on the Recession, DREAM Act, Immigration, Health-Care Reform, Campaign Finance, FBI Investigated Activists, Oil Spill, Millennium Development Goals, Iran, Afghanistan, Mideast, and Select Op-Eds

Recession over? On the day that the Great Recession was officially declared to be part of history, President Obama confronted deepening angst from business leaders and ordinary Americans who have little faith that the recovery is for real.

Iran. Officially, Ahmadinejad is scheduled to speak about development, as world leaders are discussing progress on poverty alleviation, but Iran's human rights record and controversial nuclear programme are likely lead the unofficial agenda surrounding his visit.

DREAM Act. The Senate will consider Tuesday whether hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children should be placed on a path to citizenship.

Quote of the day. "We want to appeal to our governments not to step back from the commitments they have made, to make the best use of their own resources and to build up the resources of others for work together towards a world that we can be proud to live in - a world in which our responsibility for each other is truly and fully exercised, where we can really celebrate the life and welfare of all." Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, in a message to the U.N. on the Millennium Development Goals. (Ekklesia)

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43.6 Million: Census Declares More Americans are in Poverty than Ever Before

It is the highest number America has ever seen: 43.6 million people are living in poverty in the United States, the wealthiest country in the world.
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