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Read this note from rpcvworld about an article on stories that ran in our March 2009 issue:

A few years back, the good folks over at sojomag published a piece by noted KSG lecturer Marshall Ganz called “Why Stories Matter.”

It should be required reading for every incoming peacecorps volunteer.

THE INITIAL CHALLENGE for an organizer—or anybody who’s going to provide leadership…

"We can start with NOT being silent about what is happening in the institutional church." 
Read more here: “Time to Change the Rules? Examining Our Relationship With Money" by Rosa Lee Harden

"We can start with NOT being silent about what is happening in the institutional church." 

Read more here: “Time to Change the Rules? Examining Our Relationship With Moneyby Rosa Lee Harden

The president said, “But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact.” While we welcome that declaration, it too is but a bridge statement. We have got to cross over that settled debate and go somewhere.

Who watched the GOP response on Tuesday? Thoughts?

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"[A new show] depicts Europe in 2063, where life has turned unlivable after a deadly series of natural and economic disasters. Europeans are desperately seeking a way to get to a livable continent south of them: Africa. … The chilling trailer depicting people like me being treated as illegal immigrants is enough to make one’s hair stand on end."

From "Walk a Mile in My Shoes," by Dr. H. David Schuringa

Children’s faiths are constantly being shaped and formed by the people around them and by the answers they get to important questions. If we cannot articulate our faith in a way that a child can understand, then we have a failure in communication.

WATCH this great video of Jim Wallis' speech from Davos, calling those in positions of leadership to implement values that benefit the common good.

The text from his speech can be found here.

When we portray a life that is always high on presence and never candid enough to struggle with the absence, we fill the air with more pollution than a diesel tractor. … Eventually, its expectations crush the soul.

If compassion is reduced to pity, can there be true efforts toward authentic change? Is it possible to care for the marginalized without the condescension of pity?

A great reflection on justice, friendship, compassion, and our tendency toward pity.

Read more here.