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'Once Again' in Darfur

Here we are again, and again, and again. It is not a new message or a new concern. People have been suffering, starving, raped, beaten and killed year in and year out.
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Obama's Community of Support and Challenge

Yesterday, The New York Times ran a story about five pastors who have served the president in a variet
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A Change of Heart

This weekend, finance ministers of the G20 countries are meeting in London to discuss coordinated plans for the economic crisis and plan the agenda for the summit in April.
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The Economy and Abortion

I have written about
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A Fairness Issue

"Without justice, what are kingdoms but bands of robbers?"
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I Hope Rush Limbaugh Fails

Go ahead, guess who wrote the following paragraph. And I'll give you a hint: It's not Al Franken, Keith Olberman, Rachel Maddow, or even Michael Moore.
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More Connected Than We Think

Last Friday, I met a vice president for the insurance giant AIG. While I try to be a gracious person, senior management for a giant corporation highly culpable for our current crisis and currently eating up billions in public funds wasn't my top choice for grace that day.
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Our Moral Audit of the Budget

Four years ago, faced with a disastrous federal budget proposal, Sojourners coined a phase, "budgets are moral documents." That phrase has now entered the common lexicon, but it remains our fundam
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Calling for Interfaith Action in the Middle East

While at Yale last weekend, I had the opportunity to eat breakfast with a bright group of young students. One of the topics we touched on was interfaith dialogue.
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Video: Jim Wallis on the Poverty Forum

Jim Wallis on PBS's Religion and Ethics Newsweekly's coverage of The Poverty Forum:
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Obama's Call to Rebuild

This wasn't really a budget speech, or even a State of the Union. It was a call to rebuild a country -- from its infrastructure, to its economy, to its values.
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The Legacy of William Sloane Coffin

Sunday, I preached from the old pulpit of William Sloane Coffin at Yale University.
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The Poverty Forum's Three Points of Common Ground

It is the power of relationships that make new things possible. Relationships are the foundation of and the means for creating a culture shift.
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The Bipartisan Poverty Forum

Through the partisan fistfight of the general election, in the midst of political posturing during the transition, and moving forward in spite of a Congress split down party lines, a bipartisan gro
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Economic Recovery Agreement a 'Major Achievement'

Today, the House and Senate will vote on the final economic stimulus conference report.
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