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A few months back, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced the six winners of its Roadmaps to Health Prize. Although there were many strong candidates, these six communities have gone above and beyond to build healthy neighborhoods and revitalize the […]

This week we mark the UN’s International Day of the Girl Child on October 11th. The day was created by the United Nations General Assembly to help promote opportunities and equal access for girls everywhere. The UN created it to increase […]

This summer, several fast food workers across America have staged one-day strikes to demand that the current Federal minimum wage, which is $7.25 per hour,  be raised to $15 per hour. 

Nelson Mandela, who today turns 95, is a man of honor, courage, and empowerment. His work to end apartheid not only helped South Africans for the past several decades, but will also impact future generations in Africa and around the […]

Recently I had a chance to speak with well-known community activist Shane Caliborne, a Christian working in Philadelphia to reverse the city’s high gun violence rate. By combining his passion for healthy food access, community involvement, and peace, he is part of […]

I guess I am confused why it feels like so many Americans think that the government should or even could save us. Share your thoughts!

This was originally posted on Open Equal Free Young girls around the world are faced with a very difficult sense of reality. Often when one or both parents are unable to care for the home or family, a daughter will […]

The Rev. Jim Wallis, president and CEO of Sojourners, explains that he and many other people of faith will evaluate the candidates for the 2012 election on how they treat “the least of these.” Reprinted from Odyssey Networks

I love this video that was just posted on Odyssey Networks. How does a Christian ministry help a Philadelphia community gain access to healthy food? One man in this video points out that The Lord’s prayer says “Give us this […]

I originally posted this on Open Equal Free – check out the site! Women who left the worn-torn country of Sudan were given a clear message at a recent conference: the path to success in the United States is paved […]

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