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Being a Church with Day Laborers

by Jonathan Mendez 12-01-2007

In June, a predominantly African-American Christian church took the innovative step of hosting a day laborers’ hiring site in one of its worship rooms.

Standing Up and Speaking Out

by Jonathan Mendez 10-18-2007

MLK said that "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." New York Faith and Justice believes that poverty anywhere is a threat to God's shalom everywhere. Which is why when we were invited by the UN Millennium Campaign to host a local event in support of the Millennium Development Goals, we quickly accepted. The MDGs are some pretty decent things. When world leaders come together in a covenant-like promise to halve extreme global [...]

Environmental Exorcism

Residents of East Houston's Manchester neighborhood were joined by hundreds of riders from the People's Freedom Caravan as they placed 300 white crosses, representing cancer victims in the communit

World Prison Population

More than 9.25 million people in the world are held in penal institutions, according to the 2007 edition of the World Prison Population List, produced by the International Centre for Prison Studies

God:

"From the time of Moses' stone tablets, man [sic] has searched for a better way to store, study, and share God's work," preaches the press release for the newly released GoBible.

Pax Christi 'Returns to Roots'

Pax Christi International, the Brussels-based Catholic peace movement, elected a lay woman and an archbishop as co-presidents.

News Bites

  • Praise Band. The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, which networks with 15 million U.S.
  • Goodness of Mercy

    by Jonathan Mendez 09-01-2007
    BronxConnect shows there's a better alternative to throwing youth in jail.

    30-Year Sentence in Stang Killing

    A Brazilian landowner known as the mastermind behind the murder of 73-year-old Catholic nun Dorothy Stang was sentenced in May to 30 years in prison.

    Brownfields Forever

    The United Church of Christ has been on the forefront of environmental justice since the 1980s, when it published Toxic Wastes and Race in the United States. That report revealed the disprop

    Stopping Traffic

    The new global anti-trafficking movement is expanding in Europe, where churches have joined a coalition to advocate for an end to human trafficking within European Union member states.

    Faith and Values

    Sojourners hosted in June a first-of-its-kind, live special edition of CNN's "The Situation Room." Jim Wallis, CNN's Soledad O'Brien, and national religious leaders questioned leading Democratic presi

    Rising Green Tide Could Lift All Boats

    Promoting "green industry" can foster an economy that benefits all Americans and is strong enough to lift people out of poverty, according to "Community Jobs in the Green Economy," a new report fro

    News Bites

  • Travel Bans. The Treasury Department dropped the threat of a $34,000 fine against five Alliance of Baptists churches for allegedly violating the U.S.
  • Real Product: Freedom Ale!

    Freedom Ale!

    America's Four Views of God

    American theists perceive God in four general ways, according to findings from the Baylor Religion Survey.

    'Guest Worker' or Slave?

    In the public debate over immigration reform, President Bush has been pushing a guest worker program that would allow immigrant workers to apply for temporary employment in certain sectors.

    That's Deep!

    Members of Reef Relief in Key West, Florida, dove down to the Sand Key reef to join in the national day of climate action held April 14 in the U.S.

    News Bites

    Poor Diet. In April, Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski encouraged all Oregonians to take the "Food Stamp Challenge" by living on an average food stamp budget of $21 per person per week.

    Power Punch

    Finally, researchers have harnessed the fruit of the spirit into a new kind of energy drink!