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G-20 Recap: Global Economics Cannot Be a Values-Free Zone

The group of 20 leading and emerging nations met at the Excel Centre in London's Docklands last week in a meeting which Gordon Brown heralded as the dawning of a new world order.
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Readers Speak Out on Body Image and Faith

Many thanks to the folks who answered our request for your thoughts and stories about
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Video: Documentary on the Failed Drug War in Colombia

In July 2007, Teresa Ortega stood solemnly in a field of wilting corn and pineapple crops in southern Colombia's farm land as tears streamed down her cheeks.
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Prayers for Genocide Victims and Survivors

On the anniversary of the 1994 Tutsi Genocide in Rwanda, I was invited by Miracle Corners of the World to attend a ceremony held at the Church Center
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Video: Jim Wallis on CNN Discussing Obama's Faith Council

Jim Wallis, Eboo Patel, and Rabbi David Saperstein discuss the role of President Obama's Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
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The Other March Madness

Well, March Madness is now over.
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Rwanda's Hopes and Challenges 15 Years After the Genocide

Today the world is remembering Rwanda and the genocide that started there 15 years ago.
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The Obama Budget's Promise and Peril

I've been asked for a few words about how the recession may affect poverty in the United States, and also about policy issues related to poverty that have emerged from the economic recovery legislation and from the budget debate on Capitol Hill.
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Calling a Nation to its Best Values and Priorities

Some might say that this is the worst possible time to have a Mobilization to End Poverty. An elder of a church I served once told me, "You can tell a lot about a person by looking at their checkbook register
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