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Say Amen, Somebody!
Congress' spending stats
The Woman Who Planted Trees
Catholic Kenyan environmental activist Wangari Maathai won the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize—a first for an African woman and a first for environmentalism
We Are Still Here
The largest gathering of American Indians in U.S. history came together in Washington, D.C., in September for the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.
Beaten, Not Bowed
Christian Peacemaker Teams members Kim Lamberty and Chris Brown were attacked Sept. 29 by five Israeli settlers while accompanying Palestinian school children south of Hebron.
Up in the Air!
U.S. Border Patrol agents recovered a life-size statue of the crucified Christ, without his cross, washed up on a sandbar in the Rio Grande.
A Lion Lays Down
Just how many is 45 million
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2003 fully 45 million people in this country had no health insurance. Thats up 1.4 million from 2002 and 5.2 million from 2000. "The uninsured problem is serious yet largely ignored," Jeanne Lambrew, a professor of health policy at George Washington University, told Sojourners. "If considered a disease like other threats to health, it would be the worst epidemic in
The 'Doc' is in the house
On Sept. 23, 2004, T. Lawrence "Doc" Mishler, along with horses Chief Spirit and Faith and canine companion Good Dog, ended his several-thousand-mile horseback journey from Choteau, Montana, at the doorstep of Bread for the World, a Christian organization in Washington, D.C., that works against hunger. Mishler has been riding the back roads of America since June 2002 to raise awareness about world hunger. (At right, Jim McDonald,