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Financial Crash Amnesia in the House

As unemployment brought on by the recession still hovers around 9 percent, most ordinary folk in the U.S.
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Friday Links Round Up: Tomatoes. Uganda. Fair Trade.

Tomatoes. Uganda. Fair Trade. Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week:

  • Stop the hate in Uganda.
  • The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops asks Senator John Boehner for a budget that "reduces future deficits, protects the poor and vulnerable people, advances the common good, and promotes human life and dignity."
  • Continue praying for Egypt.
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President Obama and the Economic and Moral Imperatives of Immigration Reform

The world around us is teaming with meaning. Words are lush with meaning. One word can point to many different ideas, emotions, expectations.
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Afghanistan: No More Excuses

After 10 long years, the national conversation on the war in Afghanistan has changed significantly. And now, the hunt for Osama bin Laden, used for years to justify the war, is over.
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In a Broken World, I Long for Peace

Like all of you, I was stunned some days ago as I started soaking in the breaking news of Osama bin Laden's capture and death via U.S. military operations.
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Audio: An Interview with Two Immigrant Advocates from the Sisters of Mercy

[Editors' Note: This month, Sojourners and Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform will be featuring "The Stories of Immigration" blog series.
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Commencing Hubris

I can appreciate how difficult it must be to craft a good commencement address. The need to avoid well-worn pieties while also offering something of the best-distilled wisdom of the ages.
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The Education of An (Unlikely) Immigrant Advocate

[Editors' Note: This month, Sojourners and Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform will be featuring "The Stories of Immigration" blog series.
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On Palestinians: Whose Narrative Wins?

Once again last week the pages of the New York Times was graced with an ad published by David Horowitz's Freedom Center, one of
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Good News to the Poor

Years ago, the member communions of the National Council of Churches declared that a budget is a moral document.
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