Chocolate

Jack Palmer 02-06-2012
Chocolate Jesus. Image via Wiki Commons, http://bit.ly/wXJOBI.

Chocolate Jesus. Image via Wiki Commons, http://bit.ly/wXJOBI.

We missed this announcement last week, but it’s good news and so it’s worth going back a few days for!

There was good news for ethical chocolate lovers last week when Hershey’s announced a number of measures to promote ethical practices in its chocolate production.

Joshua Witchger 11-09-2011

Looking at reality TV’s latest sensation: All American Muslim, stories of Missouri's Chocolate University harvesting more than cocoa beans, exploring the terms behind the latest anti-bullying legislation, Bill McKibben, social media meets religion, God and sports, Proposition 8, and more.

Stacey Schwenker 10-28-2011

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If you buy your candy in the United States, chances are that your treats are filled with more than sugar and empty calories. They also may hold the blood, sweat, and tears of an African children who should be in elementary school rather than slaving in cocoa fields.

the Web Editors 10-26-2011

The Class War Has Begun; U.S. Recession Fears Fade As Economy Shows More Strength; Child Slaves Made Your Halloween Candy. Stop Buying It; Keystone XL Pipeline: Obama Says His Administration Has Made No Decision On Project; Protester Brings Occupy Wall Street To Super Committee; Occupy Wall Street Is No Tea Party.

Jeannie Choi 07-15-2011

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookiesphoto © 2009 Ted Major | more info (via: Wylio)Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week:

  • The changing face of AIDS.
    Theresa Cho 05-13-2011

    I love this photo. Exemplified in this photo is where my life as a mom and as a pastor intersect. This is the day that my daughter was baptized. I love how my son is looking up and probably wondering what is going on. My husband who is also a pastor had the joy of baptizing my son.

    Nadia Bolz-Weber 04-26-2011
    I've often wondered what people in America think when they actually read the story of Jesus rising from the dead for the first time.
    Tracey Bianchi 02-23-2011
    Lent. It's an odd word, not exactly one that shows up in the vernacular of our everyday.
    Justin Fung 04-30-2010

    It'd be nice if enacting a law would solve the problem, wouldn't it?

    Eugene Cho 02-19-2010
    Are you giving something up for Lent? What and why?
    Tracey Bianchi 02-16-2010

    It's Fat Tuesday. The height of the Mardi Gras celebration. The pinnacle of Carnaval. The time of year when religious and non-religious types alike trek to places like New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro to whoop it up before the season of Lent begins. Granted, most party-goers could likely give a rip about Lent, but to celebrate the storm before the calm is still a tradition many engage in.

    Tracey Bianchi 12-02-2009
    It's time to haul out the Christmas lights and stockings, Advent calendars, and odd-shaped Santa pillows from grandparents. Every year I sort of dread dragging all the chaos out of the basement.
    Julie Clawson 11-30-2009
    So the stores are playing Christmas music and down here in Texas the highs are only the 70s and 80s, so the holiday season must be upon us.
    Tracey Bianchi 11-02-2009

    Halloween is over. I was standing in the kitchen tonight pilfering through the bowl of chewy, crinkly wrapped treats that my children acquired last night. Poor things. They do all the work of running up and down the sidewalks, climbing stairs, ringing bells and then I dole them out a piece or two a day and confiscate anything with caramel for myself. Hardly seems fair.

    Justin Fung 09-25-2009
    Two hundred years after slavery was declared illegal in Great Britain, and 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation in the United States, an estimated 27 million people remain enslaved around
    Tracey Bianchi 09-11-2009
    Last Monday, our family, like millions of other Americans, sat in holiday weekend traffic to get back home after an extra day away.
    Becky Garrison 09-19-2008
    During a recent trip to Seattle, I took a tour of Theo Chocolate, the first and only organic and fair trade chocolate factory in the United States.

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