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Real Product - Divine Digits

by Rose Marie Berger, by Brian Bolton 04-01-2004

Who ya gonna call? Ghost-bust…no, wait-the Holy Ghost!

Hanging the Poor Out to Dry

by Rose Marie Berger, by Brian Bolton 04-01-2004

The California state capitol building in Sacramento was transformed one morning in January into a tenement house strung with laundry lines.

Clinical Clergy

by Rose Marie Berger, by Brian Bolton 04-01-2004
More people with mental and emotional troubles seek help from clergy than from psychiatrists or medical doctors, according to an article by Dr. Glen Milstein in Psychiatric Times.

No More Auction Block

by Rose Marie Berger, by Brian Bolton 04-01-2004

Dr. Samuel Cotton, a pioneer of the modern anti-slavery movement, died in December after a protracted battle with cancer.

Coca-Cola or Clean Water?

by Rose Marie Berger, by Brian Bolton 04-01-2004

Local residents of Kerala, India, are winning a battle against Coca-Cola India for clean ground water and soil, after months of collaboration with a BBC investigative reporter.

Where in the World is Mumbai?

by Rose Marie Berger, by Brian Bolton 04-01-2004

Nearly 100,000 people from around the world - including these activists from India - descended on Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India, in January for the World Social Forum

News Bites

by Rose Marie Berger, by Brian Bolton 04-01-2004

It's On Me. Canada has cancelled the $750 million debt owed it by Iraq to help put the war-torn country on a "better foundation" for economic development.

News Bites

by Rose Marie Berger, by Brian Bolton 02-01-2004
Shout out to a Christian Palestinian leader.

Shareholders Pounce on Predators

by Rose Marie Berger, by Brian Bolton 02-01-2004

Presbyterian shareholder activist William Somplatsky-Jarman testified before the congressional subcommittee on financial institutions and consumer credit in November that shareholders in financial companies must oppose predatory lending practices and insist that America’s banks make capital available to underprivileged communities. "Shareholders play an essential role in preventing abusive lending practices," he said. "There may be short-term profit for a few from predatory lending, but it pales in comparison to the harm it inflicts upon vulnerable people and

Always Low Wages

by Brian Bolton 02-01-2004
Where would Jesus shop? Not Wal-Mart.

Are These Your Kids?

by Rose Marie Berger, by Brian Bolton 02-01-2004
Child Poverty in the Developing World.

A Life of Compassion

by Rose Marie Berger, by Brian Bolton 02-01-2004

Most media tributes for former Illinois Sen. Paul Simon, who passed away in December following heart surgery, praised his political honesty, integrity, ethics, and commitment to the less fortunate, especially children living in poverty. But few noted the reason for these qualities—his Christian faith. A local TV station reported that his pastor, Rev. Robert Gray, "describes Simon as a man filled with care and compassion for the underprivileged.... And he said Simon took that same kind of compassion into the political arena."

Reuters vs. Methodists

by Rose Marie Berger, by Brian Bolton 02-01-2004

After strong statements from the United Methodist Church and the National Council of Churches, Reuters’ advertising agency reversed its decision to exclude a 7,000-square-foot, 28-story Times Square billboard, part of the Methodists’ "Igniting Ministry" campaign. "You state on your Web site that your church should be given the same access and opportunity to speak in the commercial marketplace as corporate advertisers," wrote Reuters’ CEO Thomas Glocer. "On reflection, I believe that you are right." Reuters policy prohibits advertising with

The Making of Southern Justice

by Rose Marie Berger, by Brian Bolton 02-01-2004
Twenty-four years after the "Morningside Massacre" in Greensboro, North Carolina

Melchizedek's Munchies

by Rose Marie Berger, by Brian Bolton 02-01-2004
Hungry for the holy land?

News Bites

by Rose Marie Berger, by Brian Bolton 01-01-2004

Simple Sermons.

Obey the Signs

by Rose Marie Berger, by Brian Bolton 01-01-2004

More than 30 billboards with the slogan "Peace is Patriotic" have gone up nationwide. 

Trickle Up Economics

by Rose Marie Berger, by Brian Bolton 01-01-2004

Trickle Up Economics

Anglican Anguish

by Rose Marie Berger, by Brian Bolton 01-01-2004

Leaders of the world’s 77 million Anglicans met in London

No Fly Zone

by Rose Marie Berger, by Brian Bolton 01-01-2004

Twenty-seven military pilots, former pilots, and air crew sent a petition to the commander of the Israeli Air Force in September saying they will not participate in attack missions...