Aaron McCarroll Gallegos manages social media for the United Church of Canada and was a founding member of D.C. Barrios Unidos, a gang intervention group.
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John Coltrane's quest for freedom.
Beyond Signs and Wonders
With hoots and hollers, the pentecostal 'Toronto Blessing' invites us to celebrate a love affair of faith. But what's missing from this party?
The Poet as Priest
Luis Rodriguez grapples with the helter skelter
Practicing What We Preach
The brutal and tragic killing of Matthew Shepard last fall makes it clear that Christians need a more mature response to the issue of homosexuality in general, and gay-bashing in particular.
Following the Path of Grace
Bang, Bang. You're Dead.
Team name on Trial
"Redskins" trademark protection in question
Bishop Gerardi's Truth
Murder of Monseñor Juan José Gerardi Conedera, the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Guatemala
The Clinton administration’s aggressive promotion of U.S. arms sales around the world tops Project Censored’s list of censored or underreported news stories for 1997.
Give Me That Ol' Time Religion
U.S. Subject of Canadian Weapons Search
During the stand-off between the United States and Iraq over that country’s suspected possession of chemical and biological weapons...
Waging Peace in Nagaland
In a remote part of India, the worlds largest democracy, the democratic process came to a grinding halt recently.
Longtime peacemakers Daniel and Philip Berrigan were nominated for the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize by Mairead Maguire. Maguire won the prize in 1976 for working for peace in Northern Ireland.
From Welfare to What?
While it may be too soon to tell if the 1996 Welfare Reform Act has succeeded in its goal of moving people from welfare to work, there are early signs from the streets that the attempts to make thi
Promise Keepers Navigate Local Politics
While some might question Promise Keepers' stated intention of "taking back America's cities," few can criticize the volunteer labor the group has offered to the urban areas...
St. Dorothy Day?
Cardinal John OConnor of New York announced that he is preparing to propose sainthood for Dorothy Day.
On October 27, longtime activist Philip Berrigan was sentenced to two years in jail for his role in a Plowshares peacemaking action in Maine.
Mennonite Congregation Ousted
Germantown Mennonite Church, the oldest continuous Mennonite congregation in North America, has been ousted from its regional conference because of its stand on covenanted gay and lesbian couples in membership.
From Generation to Generation
"...and Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias; and Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias...."
Freedom from Religious Persecution
People of faith generally applauded the Republican leadership's backing of the Freedom From Religious Persecution Act.