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Who ya gonna call? Ghost-bust…no, wait-the Holy Ghost!
Hanging the Poor Out to Dry
The California state capitol building in Sacramento was transformed one morning in January into a tenement house strung with laundry lines.
No More Auction Block
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?
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?
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
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.
Shareholders Pounce on Predators
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 Americas 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
Are These Your Kids?
A Life of Compassion
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 qualitieshis 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
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
Obey the Signs
More than 30 billboards with the slogan "Peace is Patriotic" have gone up nationwide.
Trickle Up Economics
Trickle Up Economics
Leaders of the world’s 77 million Anglicans met in London
No Fly Zone
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...