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The Families That Roared

Did you see the recent Essence article about Dorothy Gaines? Or the Mademoiselle piece on Kellie Mann? Both women were convicted of minor nonviolent drug offenses.

Resources: Building Supplies

The Catholic Worker Cooperative Bakery in Guadalupe, California, offers fresh, handmade communion bread and hosts, with 100 percent organic whole-wheat flour.

Fun With Facts

In Chiapas, Mexico, farmers are getting 25 cents per pound for their coffee crop. Starbucks' specialty grind is sold for $14.95 per pound.

Just High on God

Is religion important to you? Whether you kick back a six-pack, light up a cigarette, or smoke a joint may be an indicator.

How much does "free" trade REALLY cost?

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) turns 8 in January 2002. Congress is now considering a hemispheric expansion in the form of the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas.

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Born out of the experience of a New York State Labor-Religion Coalition delegation to Mexico, Border Witness: Youth Confront NAFTA chronicles the experience of New Yor

Real World?

Recently, Turkish TV launched the hottest new program in virtual voyeurism: Who can survive on the country’s minimum wage?

Heads or Tails…

Tennessee, Hawaii, and Utah are the only states that have no legalized gambling or lotteries.

Pharaoh Factor

Need a controlled biblical experience? Check out the new "plaguedomes." With a quick swish of your wrist you can stir up a ravenous horde of locusts.

Down on the Farm

Too often, farm bill dollars land in the wrong hands.

If These Walls Could Talk

Karmen is an animated building whose mission is to harbor peace within her dilapidated walls.

Did You Hear?

The "Words Can Heal" campaign, recently launched by Rabbi Chaim Feld, teaches positive communication skills and aims to stop hurtful speech.

In Good Times and in Bad

While it’s sometimes hard for corporate giants to do the right thing, networking powerhouse Cisco Systems is taking the lead in good times and in bad.

How About Your Backyard?

After years of sustained international protests against live-fire training exercises on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques, the U.S. Navy is looking elsewhere to play its war games.

Aftershocks of the Attacks

"It’s heartbreaking to see how quickly this happened and how much people are already hurting," says Rev. Alexia Salvatierra

News Bites

God Talk. Time magazine has named Stanley Hauerwas, a United Methodist professor at Duke University in North Carolina, "America’s Best Theologian."