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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Playing Hard Ball

The debate about the place of religion in the public sphere continues to be played out in all aspects of our society, even on the fields of America's national pastime, baseball.

Perks in Organizing

Starbucks workers in Vancouver, British Columbia, became the first employees in the 1,300-store coffee chain to unionize...

Editors in the News (and Comics)

Michael Kelly, the editor of The New Republic, was fired by Martin Peretz, the owner of the magazine.

Sounds of Freedom

by Aaron McCarroll Gallegos 11-09-1997
Cuban music beats the embargo.

An Adherence to Truth?

Under pressure from conservative Christian organizations, the International Bible Society has scrapped its plans to publish a gender-neutral version of its popular NIV bible.

Go to Jail, Not Chapel

At Iliff School of Theology in Denver, a seminary considered to be one of the country's more liberal, a group of students protesting in the chapel were surprised when the Denver Police Department arrived, handcuffed them, and hauled them to jail.

Turning the World Upside Down

by Aaron McCarroll Gallegos 09-01-1997
Who's evangelizing whom in Latin America?

Fox and the Family

They say that politics makes strange bedfellows, and apparently so does the media business.

Crisis in Sierra Leone

Violence continues in the aftermath of the recent coup in Sierra Leone.

Big McLibel

In awarding McDonald's $98,000 in a libel case against two vegetarian activists, a British judge found that some of the charges the activists made were true.

A Day Without the Pentagon

The War Resisters League, a 75-year-old pacifist organization, is launching a new campaign to help people realize what it would be possible to accomplish in their communities if

National Ten Point Coalition

Citing the existence of "a generation of de facto orphans now drowning in their own blood," the Ten Point Coalition, a church-based anti-crime network based in Boston, is ex

Chernobyl From the Sky?

In what has been called the "Top Censored Story of 1996," NASA has plans to launch 72.3 pounds of deadly plutonium-238 aboard its Cassini probe to Saturn on October 6, 1997.

Briefly Noted

The Seamless Garment Network, a diverse coalition of more than 150 groups advocating a "consistent life ethic," celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

The Reconquest of El Salvador

In spite of the end of the civil war in El Salvador and a strong challenge in the March 16 elections to ARENA...

Briefly Noted

The online magazine Slate reported recently that statisticians have been unable to disprove the existence of "Torah codes" in the Hebrew scriptures.

Friends of Sabeel, North America

Much of the world sees the peace process in Palestine and Israel as taking place between Muslims and Jews, forgetting that there are many Palestinian Christians who are also affe

A Jewel in the Heart of the Fields

by Aaron McCarroll Gallegos 05-01-1997
Cesar Chavez and the farmworker movement.

Strawberry Fields

As the first fruits of the strawberry season appear in supermarkets across the country, farmworkers, labor activists, and members of the religious community are organizing to demand better conditions...

King Day at Queen's Park

by Aaron McCarroll Gallegos 03-01-1997

Though Martin Luther King Jr.