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Sweet Beginnings: How Work Can Work by Jim Wallis

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Last week I received an interesting package in the mail from Sweet Beginnings LLC, a Chicago-based neighborhood non-profit “committed to training and employing residents who are often locked out of the traditional labor market due to past criminal records and […]

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Elizabeth Palmberg: Free Market Champion’s Worst Enemy: Free Market

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In the wake of today’s news that Rupert Murdoch appears to have won his battle to buy The Wall Street Journal, a former Journal columnist expresses his concern that the paper will lose journalistic integrity: Standards are the lifeblood of […]

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Julie Clawson: My Search for the Justice Bra, Part 2

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(Click here to read the first part of this series.) In my search for an ethically made bra, I came face to face with the two distinct worlds of justice issues. There are those who are passionate about caring for […]

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Julie Clawson: My Search for the Justice Bra, Part 1

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I realized the other day that I needed a new bra. Usually I would hop in the car, drive to the nearest Victoria’s Secret, and buy some mass-produced, synthetic hot pink thing that claimed to make me sexy. Easy enough. […]

Jim Wallis: A New Gilded Age

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The New York Times ran two pieces this week that tell us a great deal about where our country is economically. On Sunday’s front page, “The Richest of the Rich, Proud of a New Gilded Age” told the story of […]

Laurel Mathewson: Harry Potter Takes on Lord Waldemart

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When you think of labor unions, do you think of men in coveralls, meeting in dingy buildings late at night, trying to get the public’s attention through strikes or maybe a small newspaper clipping? (I’ll admit it, I kind of […]

Brian McLaren: What Really Sucks

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A friend recently brought to my attention the July 8, 2007, column by Rod Dreher in the Dallas Morning News. Dreher, famous as a “Crunchy Con”—a conservative who cares deeply about the environment—provides another excellent example of the important shift […]

Elizabeth Palmberg: Down on the Farm?

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Don’t think the farm bill (currently up for its 5-year revamp) affects you? As this handy article by Michael Pollan points out, the farm bill is really an eater’s bill, and the current setup is fanning the flames of the […]

Francis Ng’ambi: A Sabbath Year in Africa

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I come from South Africa. I’m working for the Economic Justice Network, which is a network of church organizations in 11 countries. We are working on debt, development, aid, and trade. This year is going to be a special year […]

Francis Ng’ambi: Jubilee vs. the IMF

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The International Monetary Fund, whose board will meet this weekend in Washington, D.C., continues to use its role as a gatekeeper for rich country aid to impose questionable, and often downright harmful, conditions onto poor countries. For example, the IMF […]

Nontando Hadebe: ‘The Passion of the Christ’ in Zimbabwe’s Context

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Last week I watched The Passion of the Christ – it was my third time watching the film. Each time I watch the film a different facet of the suffering of Christ is revealed to me. This time I watched […]

Geoff Thale: George’s Curious Adventures in South America

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President Bush is finishing a trip to Latin America – a trip that the White House has billed as advancing “the cause of social justice in Latin America.” From the rhetoric, you’d think that the president has finally recognized that […]

Jim Wallis: Budgets are Moral Documents Part II: Real Security

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In a meeting of religious leaders this week with a number of U.S. senators, one senator opened the meeting by saying, we agree with you that budgets are moral documents, and that’s what we want to talk about today. As […]

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Why I Work for Immigration Reform (by Patty Kupfer)
When I tell people that I work on immigration reform, they usually laugh or say, "way to pick an easy topic." Everyday it feels like there is more fear, more hate. Raids are picking up in Nevada, California, and New York. A number of senators ...

posted 12:30:52pm Oct. 16, 2007 | read full post »

Audio: Jim Wallis on "Value Voters" on The Tavis Smiley Show
Last week Jim was on The Tavis Smiley Show and talked about how the changing political landscape will affect the upcoming '08 election. Jim and Ken Blackwell, former Ohio secretary of state, debated and discussed both the impact of "value ...

posted 10:11:56am Oct. 16, 2007 | read full post »

Verse of the Day: 'peace to the far and the near'
I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will lead them and repay them with comfort, creating for their mourners the fruit of the lips. Peace, peace, to the far and the near, says the Lord; and I will heal them. But the wicked are like ...

posted 9:35:01am Oct. 16, 2007 | read full post »

Daily News Digest (by Duane Shank)
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