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The Poverty Pulpit
In September, hundreds of churches nationwide joined in Poverty Sunday, part of Sojourners’ Vote Out Poverty campaign, to preach justice for the poor from the pulpit.
Africa Demands Climate Change Compensation
Under the U.N.
Lookin' for the Light
What with the destruction of the ozone layer, God’s people need some serious eye protection.
Welcoming the Stranger: Illegal?
In Brookville, Pennsylvania, a dispute over laws has shaken the otherwise quiet community.
Actor Paul Newman, who died in September, founded the only global forum of business CEOs focused on increasing corporate philanthropy.
Making Abortion Rare
A 2008 study commissioned by Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good found that social policies that increase economic support to women in the U.S.
A Delicious Peace
In 2003, Ugandan Jewish coffee farmer J.J. Keki asked himself what he could do to stop religious violence.
By the new year, the Vatican will go solar. In September, engineers began installing 2,000 solar panels designed by the German firm SolarWorld and given to the Vatican as an Epiphany gift.
How Would Jesus Rock?
Move over Guitar Hero, Guitar Praise is the new toy for the Christian heavy metal and power-rock set.
British Churches Push for a Fair Economy
Get Fair, a United Kingdom-based coalition of religious and secular groups that launched in September, seeks to pressure politicians to end poverty in the U.K. by 2020. The alliance of more than 50 charities and faith-based institutions—including Oxfam, Islamic Aid, Iona Community, Caritas Social Action, and the Baptist Union of Great Britain, plus several denominations—cites survey data as evidence that politicians must do more to dramatically reduce domestic poverty.
Keeping Up With the Kurds
Northern Iraq is part of the contested homeland of ethnic Kurds—and until recently a safe haven for those escaping Baghdad’s violence, especially Chaldean Christians.