Topic: Culture and Society

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    “I think at the core of the anger, the root of it was sadness. The verdict really said to young African American males that you don’t matter and so that sadness and that continued rejection by society then led to the anger that then led to some of the behavior we saw in the communities,” says Rev. Romal Tune, founder of Faith for Change. More

    July 19, 2013 | Comments

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    “This has energized the movement for marriage redefinition, and at the same time it’s energized those of us who believe marriage is the union of a man and a woman for the sake of their children,” said Kim Daniels, an attorney and a spokeswoman for the president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. More

    June 28, 2013 | Comments

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    Eating the week before Thanksgiving on a food stamp budget is an effort “to deepen our understanding about America,” says Rabbi Lenny Gordon. More

    November 16, 2012 | Comments

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    “The tradition of the prophets said whatever you are doing is not really working as long as there are people who are hungry, who are without clothing, who are without shelter. That’s how you judge a society.” More

    November 16, 2012 | Comments

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    More and more churches and faith-based groups are creating small farms to feed the urban poor, especially children, in places like the Ninth Ward of New Orleans. More

    October 5, 2012 | Comments

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    “Drought does not need to mean famine,” according to Niger’s president, who adds that the country is tired of needing help and not being able to feed its own people. “We need to escape from emergency aid. We need to help our population produce and provide for itself.” More

    June 29, 2012 | Comments

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    “How they relate to God and their fellow man, their diet, their exercise, their avoidance of tobacco and alcohol—all of that collectively contributes to longevity,” says Loma Linda University public health professor Larry Beeson. More

    March 23, 2012 | Comments

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    In the Orthodox Christian tradition fasting is not about deprivation or suffering, says Catherine Mandell, author of “When You Fast: Recipes for Lenten Seasons.” More

    March 2, 2012 | Comments

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    “When we’ve had that political will to reduce poverty, we’ve been able to do it in our country, and that’s what we need to mobilize now,” says Reverend David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. More

    November 23, 2011 | Comments

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    There is a proposal on the ballot in Mississippi that would say human life begins at conception. If the measure passes, every fertilized human egg in Mississippi would be defined as a person, and that could make abortion, for any reason, murder. More

    November 4, 2011 | Comments

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