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The Gulf Spill and Big Oil's Legacy of Corporate Unaccountability

So the latest Nick & Josh Podcast is up and it's a r
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'Lovely to Me': A Music Video Tribute to Immigrant Mothers

To commemorate Mother's Day, we have this musical tribute to immigrant mothers: "Lovely To Me (Immigrant Mother)," by Taiyo Na.

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Psalm 94 and Sudan

Psalm 94 is not my psalm, and perhaps it's not yours either. Psalm 8; Psalm 23; Psalm 100. They get a lot of air time because they really speak to us.
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Mother's Day Challenges

Mother's Day is a challenge. While advertisements evoke misty eyed memories and quaint appreciation for mothers, the truth is that Mother's Day began as a call to action by Julia Ward Howe.
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Eating Animals: 10 Reasons to Avoid Factory Farmed Flesh

"On average," writes Jonathan Safran Foer, "Americans eat the equivalent of 21,000 animals in a lifetime." Alas, most of these animals came from factory farms, n
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Glimmers of Hope in a National Nightmare

Someone please pinch me. This must be a nightmare. After all, is it possible that, in this land of freedom, one of its states -- which back in 1993 refused to recognize Martin Luther King Jr.
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Dispatch from Prison: How Strong Is Hope?

In my daily prayer book, the morning antiphon for today said: "The Lord chose these holy men for their unfeigned love
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Pro Baseball Players Join Protest of Arizona Immigration Law

Professional sports and political issues have traditionally remained separate. But the new immigration law in Arizona is closing that divide.
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A Generation Making Poverty Personal

"My father was born by a river bed and left to die. My mother grew up in extreme poverty. They made it. I am their story, they inspire me!" These are the words of my new friend Rudo, an amazing young woman from Zimbabwe who has come through so much and has now been chosen to be one of a thousand ambassadors of the Make Poverty History Road Trip who next week are acting to make history.
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Evangelicals on the Border: Relationship Instead of Partisanship

"When we met the young lady in Nogales, the daddy in me wanted to take her to a safe place.
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