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    “These are shaky times,” says Christian gospel, R&B, rap, pop, and hip-hop artist Kirk Franklin. “I’m praying and hoping maybe one thing that I’ve said, from somebody who came from nothing, could maybe still give just a little bit of hope that it can get better.” More

    November 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “When it’s time for prayer we say, am I clean?” explains Imam Talib Shareef of the Masjid Muhammad Mosque in Washington, DC. The ritual ablution a Muslim performs before prayer, he says, starts with intentions: “I intend to make the ablution for preparation to stand in obedience before my Lord.” More

    November 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    Why the US has incarcerated so many people; a trip to Haiti reveals how much humanitarian work remains to be done amidst widespread destruction; and a visit to a restaurant in North Carolina whose mission is to Feed All Regardless … More

    November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “We do have a higher rate of violence—not crime, but a higher rate of violence—than other industrialized nations,” says Marc Mauer, executive director of the Sentencing Project. “Some of that, our high murder rate, is related to the widespread availability of guns and illegal weapons.” More

    November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “Many people have forgotten about the crisis that’s occurred here in Haiti. Because of the 65 million displaced people around the world and the US election, people had forgotten about it,” says Sean Callahan, chief operating officer for Catholic Relief Services.  More

    November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    “Everybody feels that sense of coming to the table together, dining together, sharing the meal together,” says Renee Boughman, executive chef in North Carolina’s High Country.
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    November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    Reinhold Niebuhr warned us about this moment. His Christian reflection on love and justice anticipated the violence and injustice we are seeing right now, after the presidential election. More

    November 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    By any account, Trump’s election is a breathtaking indictment of our government and society’s failure to respond to the real or perceived needs of many citizens. It draws attention to genuine anger over how a half-century of economic policy has depleted opportunity and hope among working-class citizens. More

    November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    In many ways, Hillary Clinton suffered the fate of Susan B. Anthony and other women in American history who tried to raise the bar of social equality. More

    November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

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    James Madison offered small “r” republican government as the sentry against the universal human tendency “to go low” and enshrine it politically. He thought large republics avoided tyrannies of majority or minority by jamming the political works with significant numbers of elected officials who disagree. More

    November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments