The Common Good

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A Disturbing Question and a Determined Conviction on the Treatment of Women

At the urging of one of EBCLA's deacons, I began reading NY Times bestseller
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International Women's Day: 'Whom God Hath Made Equal'

Most countries around the world are celebrating a holiday today.
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The Police Motorcade: A Sign of Change

Over the past few days, I've had the privilege of representing Sojourners magazine at the annual Faith and Politics civil rights pilgrimage led by Congressman John Lewis.
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The Balancing Act of a Successful Woman

Hollywood isn't real life, but when real life (mine and the lives of the actors) and Hollywood converge it is great fodder for thinking and conversation. Peter and I can't stop talking about a recent date night movie, Up in the Air, starring Vera Farmiga and George Clooney.
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What Does the Civil Rights Movement Have to Do With Me?

This weekend I have the privilege of representing Sojourners magazine at the annual
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Hard Questions in Haiti: How to Aid Recovery without Dependency

Sarah Ward, Enterprise Development Technical Advisor with IRC (International Rescue Committee), meets with principals and teachers of our partner schools and other community leaders to discuss ways that IRC might help in economic recovery.

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Rebuilding Hope by Hiring Haitians

It was just over a month ago that the earthquake devastated Haiti, an impoverished place ill equipped to deal with the disaster. Since then emergency crews, including hundreds of doctors, nurses, and first responders from the U.S. and around the world have worked with remarkable dedication and sacrifice to restore some measure of order.
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My Alter Ego

I have a fantasy persona. There are only select times that I'm tempted to bring it out: on an airplane, out with friends on a Friday night, on vacation, at the dentist.
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