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by Rose Marie Berger, by Mark Betz 06-01-2005
Quiver Power.
  • Quiver Power. Nottingham, England, best known as the home of Robin Hood, the legendary outlaw who stole from the rich and gave to the poor, will no longer sport a jaunty rainbow-colored archer with an oversized bow as its logo. A haute couture fuchsia "N" is the town’s new brand.

Free At Last

by Rose Marie Berger, by Mark Betz 04-01-2005
Haitian priest Gerard Jean-

Haitian priest Gerard Jean-Juste addresses a counter-inaugural gathering in Washington, D.C. Jean-Juste, pastor of Sainte Claire Catholic Church in Delmas, Haiti, was arrested while feeding poor children in his parish. He was illegally detained for seven weeks in 2004 and released after churches around the world pressured

Toronto Blessing

by Rose Marie Berger, by Mark Betz 04-01-2005
When Father Roberto Ubertino blessed his Orthodox parishioners'

When Father Roberto Ubertino blessed his Orthodox parishioners’ homes with holy water during the January Feast of Theophany (which marks the baptism of Jesus), he ducked under a bridge to bless the tarp-and-sleeping-bag shelter of Tom, a

Honoring the Elders

by Rose Marie Berger, by Mark Betz 04-01-2005
James Forman,

James Forman, who led the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the early 1960s era of freedom rides and freedom schools, died of cancer January 10 in Washington, D.C. He was 76. A Chicago native, Forman became involved in the civil rights movement in 1958 when he went to Little Rock, Arkansas, to cover

Avast Me Meek Ones

by Rose Marie Berger, by Mark Betz 04-01-2005
Looking for something to wear on Talk Like A Pirate Day?

Looking for something to wear on Talk Like A Pirate Day? Whether ye be a landlubbin’ pencil-pusher or a true salty sea dog, Pirate Jesus, with his parrot, patch, and lopsided grin, is concerned for your salvation. You too can own a jolly piece of

Lords of the (GM) Harvest

by Rose Marie Berger, by Mark Betz 04-01-2005
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by Rose Marie Berger, by Mark Betz 04-01-2005

  • Signing Off.

Black Baptist Power

by Rose Marie Berger, by Mark Betz 04-01-2005
Ten thousand African-

Ten thousand African-American Baptist ministers, lay leaders, and activists met in Nashville in January for what has been hailed as a watershed gathering. The meeting marked the first time that the four prominent American black Baptist conventions, representing a community of 30 million people, met together. In

Feed Your Kids!

by Rose Marie Berger, by Mark Betz 03-01-2005
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by Rose Marie Berger, by Mark Betz 03-01-2005

  • Role Call.

My Burden Is Light

by Rose Marie Berger, by Mark Betz 03-01-2005
Real Product

Acting Out About Spilt Milk

by Rose Marie Berger, by Mark Betz 03-01-2005
Urugay

Who's There? Selective Service

by Rose Marie Berger, by Mark Betz 03-01-2005
The Church of the Brethren Service Center in Maryland,

The Church of the Brethren Service Center in Maryland, site of Anabaptist organizing around issues of conscientious objection to military service, received a surprise visit last October from the director of the Selective Service System’s Alternative

Catholic Sisters Implement Living Wage

by Rose Marie Berger, by Mark Betz 03-01-2005
The Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids,

The Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids, Michigan, decided to back up their advocacy with action on the issue of a livable family income. The sisters sought to match what they pay their own employees with the wage-and-benefit structure for which they advocate nationally. "We established guidelines to measure

Catholics Take On Single-Issue Bishops

by Rose Marie Berger, by Mark Betz 02-01-2005

Catholic reform movement Call To Action - a national 25,000-member group of laity, religious, and clergy-is challenging U.S.

Body Language

by Rose Marie Berger, by Mark Betz 02-01-2005
Sex Trafficking

All Work, No Pay

by Rose Marie Berger, by Mark Betz 02-01-2005

While President Bush pledges to reduce poverty through tax reform, the number of low-income Americans-especially the working poor-continues to skyrocket, according to the "Working Hard, Falli

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

by Rose Marie Berger, by Mark Betz 02-01-2005

With the sound of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus played every hour on the hour, the Last Supper Wall Clock is a tasteful accoutrement no dining room should be without.

Say Amen, Somebody!

by Rose Marie Berger, by Mark Betz 02-01-2005
Oklahoma

News Bites

by Rose Marie Berger, by Mark Betz 02-01-2005

  • Grand Gestures.