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Back in Business in Haiti

More than a year after an earthquake stalled the country's economy, some business owners in Haiti have recovered and expanded production faster than expected. "The key word is innovation," says Daniel Jean-Louis, business professor in Port-au-Prince.
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Showcasing Unsung Heroes in the Middle East

During my interview in Sojourners (December 2010) w
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Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Civilian Casualties. Drones. Solutions.

[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 and deve
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Loving Your Enemies (Even When You Don't Want To)

Sometimes when I'm bored I kind of like to fill in sound effects that I think the crowd listening to Jesus might have responded with.
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Wisconsin: America's Tahrir Square?

A week after a shocked world reveled in Egypt's incredible moment of freedom and people power, Wisconsin is reviving its own unique tradition of people power and creative protest.
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Poverty Tourism Can Make Us Thankful

The jolt in Port-au-Prince herniated a disk in my lower back last month. The pain is making it hard to sleep at night.
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Wall Street's Plastic -- and Poison -- Ivy

If corporate fronts designed to look like grassroots efforts are known as
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Friday Links Round Up: Mobilizing Hope. Gnomes. Afghanistan.

Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week:
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Still Missing in the Arab World: Assembly and Free Speech

Ten years ago, I established AmmanNet, the Arab world's first Internet radio that used technology to create audio and text content freely.
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Lara Logan and Sexual Violence in Egypt

Agree with her politics or not, Lara Logan is charting territory in which we still see very few women as the chief foreign correspondent at CBS News.
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