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Colors of Cuba
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 10:14am | Type: Blog

I just returned from a weeklong visit to Cuba. A team of seven people from First Baptist Church Greenville went to be with and learn from our partner church in Guanahay, Cuba — La Iglesia Bautista del Camino. ...

Gen Xers and the New Cuba
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Julienne Gage A new generation of Cuban Americans encourages broader dialogue. GROWING UP IN the Catholic Chu ...

Hating the Invisible Man (Day Seventeen)
Originally Posted: 05/18/2012 - 1:25pm | Type: Blog

Seriously? I drive two thousand miles to sleep next to the ocean and you’re going to keep me awake snoring? We finally made it to the Oregon Coast yesterday. I took some pictures ...

Hipsters, Hippies and a Moroccan Mother's Day (Day Thirteen)
Originally Posted: 05/14/2012 - 2:39pm | Type: Blog

No great theological revelations today. No tear-jerking finale. No big mortal lesson. Just another step in a journey of a lifetime. I’m actually kind of surprised and a little bit ...

To the Edge of the Earth (Day Eight)
Originally Posted: 05/10/2012 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Plans change. Thank God. We just passed through Death Valley (insert 23rd Psalm joke here) and we’re about 100 miles from the edge of the world, also known as Los Angeles. As m ...

A Hundred Hidden Kisses (Day Five)
Originally Posted: 05/07/2012 - 3:34pm | Type: Blog

It sounds strange to say that Amy leaves well, but it’s true. She’s way better at it than I am. And at least now, glancing in the rearview, I can see why it’s a good skill to have. ...

Life on the Farm: A Photo Essay (Day Four)
Originally Posted: 05/07/2012 - 3:35pm | Type: Blog

Amy’s mom, Suzie, and stepfather, Russ, live on a 12-acre apple orchard nestled against the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico. Instead of describing it, I decided to show it. Amy ...

Clowns, Bad Haircuts and Dreams of Disaster (Day Three)
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 1:53pm | Type: Blog

All of it is about the vulnerability of having no control. Truth be told, we usually have less control than we think we do anyway, but when you move out of state, the lack of agency is pretty much right there, ...

The Hoola Hoop Mission
Originally Posted: 03/14/2012 - 11:36am | Type: Blog

It’s a simple joy – hoola hooping. And that seems to be the reason Carissa Caricato left her job to travel the world. A few years ago when Carissa traveled to Haiti for earthquake relief efforts, she brought a few hoops to share with the children. A ...

In a Broken World, I Long for Peace
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Like all of you, I was stunned some days ago as I started soaking in the breaking news of Osama bin Laden's capture and death via U.S. military operations.</p> Like all ...

Righteous Imports: I'm OK With Strawberries Shipped in from California
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://articles.latimes.com/2010/aug/19/news/la-heb-pesticides-adhd-20100819">"More evidence links pesticides to hyperactivity,"</a> says a headline from yesterday' ...

Hot, Humid, and Green Summer Ideas
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

"So what are you up to this summer?" seems to be the question du jour. With the calendar about to flip into June everyone seems antsy for a summer plan. "So what ...

10 Good Things Vegetarianism Can do for You (and the World)
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Having just read <a href="http://livelydust.blogspot.com/2010/05/review-of-eating-animals-jonathan.html">Jonathan Safran Foer's <em>Eating Animals</em></a>, I'm in ...

Pro Baseball Players Join Protest of Arizona Immigration Law
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

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

This Changes Everything
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels Every single member of God's family is as important to God as you are. Every time I hear a n ...

God is Going to Change Hard Hearts
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/voices-of-immigration/"></a></p> Erica grew up in San Salvador and had to work with her parents s ...

The Balancing Act of a Successful Woman
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>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 ...

Interview with a 'Hopeful Skeptic' Nick Fielder
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

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I've Done It. I've Reclaimed Christmas.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

I refuse to write a blog about how overwhelmed I am by the holiday season. I'm not going to wax eloquent about how the season I loved most as a child has become the source of excruciating stress. ...

A Modern Underground Railroad for North Korean Refugees
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>As I set foot in China, many emotions invaded my thoughts. I guess you could say I was somewhat nervous. My last visit to China involved being detained for a day on suspicion of helping North Korean r ...

Tools for Turning Your Travels into Pilgrimages
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

In my ongoing quest to <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/07/20/turning-my-travels-into-pilgrimages">turn my travels into pilgrimages</a>, I keep discovering resources that help me along ...

M2EP Filmmaker Challenge Winner Goes to Africa
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

<span><span></span></span></p> Editor's Note: In anticipation of The Mobilization to End Poverty, World Vision and Sojourners spo ...

Columbus in Reverse: 'Travel as a Political Act'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

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