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Refusing Monsanto to Preserve Haiti

Editor's note: Recently, 10,000 Haitians marched in protest of hybrid seed which Monsanto had donated to the country
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The Gulf Spill Brings Christians to Lament

In early June, a week-long gathering at the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School brought together a diverse group of Ch
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A Pledge to the Next Generation

We are witnessing a massive despoiling of God's creation that will impact ecosystems for generations. Our response must think that far ahead as well -- to our children and our children's children.
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Friday Links Round-Up

Here's a little round-up of links from the web you may have missed this week:
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New York Domestic Workers Call for Rights

Last spring while eating lunch I noticed a domestic worker poring over piles of Christian books.
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The War, the Well, and the Wall: A Time to Break Silence

We rarely slow down to create the sacred space needed to discern the "signs of the times" and who we are as Christians in this time of America.
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Jesus in My Father's Garden

My father is 82 years old, and for most of his life he was an avid gardener and fisherman. He lost interest in the garden after my mother died. This year I told Dad that I wanted a garden.
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Suffer the Little Children

Fictional character Miss Jean Brodie from Muriel Spark's novel, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, famously quipped, "Give me a girl at an impressionable age, and she is mine for life!"
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It Will Take a Mission

This week, in President Barack Obama's Oval Office speech on the oil spill, he used the term "mission." That's the right word.
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Drone Attacks Increase Under Obama Administration

Last night I googled the words "drone attacks Obama" to verify if President Obama has indeed increased unmanned
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