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- 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 towns
- Jubilee Now! For every dollar that goes into sub-Sahara
Lords of the (GM) Harvest
- Signing Off.
Black Baptist Power
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 their joint statement, the four groups - the National Baptist
Free At Last
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 the Haitian judiciary.
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 homeless man who attends Ubertinos Toronto, Ontario, parish. "God meets us wherever we are," Oksana Sushko
Honoring the Elders
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 school desegregation for the Chicago Defender. Two years
Avast Me Meek Ones
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 "Pirate Jesus" apparel, available in a variety of styles, with the important "Arrr, Ye Saved?" logo.
Feed Your Kids!
- Role Call.
My Burden Is Light
Acting Out About Spilt Milk
Who's There? Selective Service
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 Systems Alternative Service Division. In December, directors from the Brethren General Board returned the favor and met with staff from the
Catholic Sisters Implement Living Wage
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 the minimum amount needed to provide a living wage
Say Amen, Somebody!
- Grand Gestures.
Several hundred people marched through Greensboro, North Carolina, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Greensboro Massacre and to complete the 1979 anti-Klan march that was cut short when Klansmen
Catholics Take On Single-Issue Bishops
Catholic reform movement Call To Action - a national 25,000-member group of laity, religious, and clergy-is challenging U.S.
All Work, No Pay
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