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A Society That Doesn't Believe In The Family

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November 3, "Shattered Families," a report on the status of U.S.-born children whose parents have been detained or deported by immigration agents reported that there are more than 5,000 American children who are in foster care and are unable to be reunited with their detained or deported parents.

Of course, this figure does not include children who have been left in the custody of relatives because their parents have been deported or detained by U.S. authorities. This situation has become increasingly problematic as the U.S. government has increased the number of deportations and detentions to record-breaking levels.

These children are U.S. citizens, so they cannot be deported. And yet the system is practically turning them into orphans.

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Is George W. Bush Pro-Life? Is Any Politician?

Former President George W. Bush receives a pro-life award this weekend from Legatus, an organization of Catholic business professionals.
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Greed is God: Exporting the Values of America's Prosperity Heresy

America, dominating the global economy, imports more goods than it exports. What is less tangible, but possibly more important, is how America exports its values to a rapidly interconnecting global society.
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Advent and Advocacy: A Year of Activism in Review

Advent is with us again, calling us to reflect and review, and the Sojourners policy team wants to thank you for walking with us in 2009.
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Build, Don't Destroy in Afghanistan: An Open Letter to President Obama

Your voice is being heard. Already, thousands of you have signed a letter and contacted the White House urging a new way forward in Afghanistan.
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Health Care: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

The following is a memo Jim Wallis has provided to leaders throughout the nation concerning the ongoing issue of abortion within the health care reform debate and the need to find common ground
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A Faith Declaration for Health-Care Reform

Over the course of the health-care debate, voices of faith have been raised about the moral values at stake beneath the policy discussions.
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