The Common Good

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Salt And Light in Salt, Jordan

I was overwhelmed with gratitude as I toured the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf with director Brother Andrew de la Carpentier.
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Single Pastors, The Church, and Community

Recently I found a story about a friend from seminary in New York Times.
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Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

On the morning of Saturday, March 25, 1911 more than 600 employees, mostly immigrant women, reported for work at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City.
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Give to Uncle Sam What is Uncle Sam's: Tax Season War Resistance

Imagine what would happen if a massive popular movement of ordinary Americans decided to voice their concern about military spending -- by withholding $10.40 from their 1040 tax forms this year?
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Protecting the EPA's Authority to Help Overcome Global Warming

As I discuss more fully in my book, Global Warming and the Risen LORD, in the United States we are behind in our effo
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Lessons From Behind Bars

In 2010, Hope House DC received a grant from the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. to support participation in the National Endowment for the Arts' Big Read project. Hope House placed about 100 copies of Earnest J. Gaines' classic A Lesson Before Dying in two prisons that have high concentrations of District of Columbia inmates.

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Palestinians at Their Worst and Best

During the past week we have seen both the worst and the best versions of Palestinian action.
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Fast, Pray, and Act -- New Threats to the Poor

The extreme budget cuts proposed to critical programs that save the lives, dignity, and future of poor and vulnerable people have crossed the line.
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Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Security. Taxpayer Money. Fighting Season.

[Editors' note: As part of Sojourners campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate our readers about the latest news
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