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One Selfless Act for Teach for America 75
by / on February 22, 2011 at 9:11 am / in Broken World, Current Events, Pop Culture

One Selfless Act for Teach for America

You can help Recovering Evangelical help Teach for America address the needs of under-served students in Washington D.C. (and help us undo negative perceptions of Christianity in the process). Here’s how: 1) Watch the video, 2) Vote “Recovering Evangelical”, 3) Spread the word!

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Protesting the Protestors 0
by / on February 21, 2011 at 6:46 pm / in Broken World, Current Events, Personal Stories

Protesting the Protestors

Over the last few weeks we have tried to work as best as we could to help set up a private discussion between the Catholic church and the LGBT activist group. That private discussion never happened – and it wasn’t because The Marin Foundation wasn’t willing.

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Should Christians Care About Unions? 12
by / on February 18, 2011 at 2:23 pm / in Broken World, Current Events

Should Christians Care About Unions?

More than 30,000 demonstrators have descended on the Wisconsin Statehouse, two days in a row, to protest Governor Scott Walker’s decision to severely restrict the collective bargaining rights of most public employee unions. The proposed bill would make it illegal for unions to use healthcare benefits and their pension funds as bargaining chips. Should Christians care?

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Can Christians help close the achievement gap? 0
by / on February 16, 2011 at 2:16 pm / in Broken World, Current Events

Can Christians help close the achievement gap?

Austin Dannhaus, a young evangelical teaching in inner-city Washington, D.C., reflects on his experiences at the Teach for American 20th Anniversary summit this past weekend, specifically on the role of faith communities in closing the education gap. His three hard-hitting conclusions may surprise you.

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Education = Civil Rights issue of our time? 7
by / on February 16, 2011 at 1:12 pm / in Broken World, Current Events, Personal Stories

Education = Civil Rights issue of our time?

The achievement gap between rich and poor is divided along both socioeconomic and racial lines, and too many of our children are receiving less help instead of more despite the given hurdles they face growing up in poverty. This is more than just a broken systems issue; this is a moral issue. Education is the civil rights issue of our generation.

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How Obama’s Budget Battle Hurts the Poor 0
by / on February 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm / in Broken World, Current Events

How Obama’s Budget Battle Hurts the Poor

Obama and his Republican opponents have more in common on the budget than they’re likely to admit. The respective proposals of both parties “solve” America’s fiscal woes through cuts to programs that help poor people, while increasing military spending and — just as morally tone-deaf and mind-numbingly irresponsible — passing the buck on our nation’s longer-term fiscal problems.

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Religious Right boycotts CPAC 0
by / on February 14, 2011 at 11:21 am / in Broken World, Current Events

Religious Right boycotts CPAC

Christian right groups such as Family Research Council, America Family Association, and Concerned Women of America have been joined by the largest conservative think tank, the Heritage Foundation, in condemning CPAC, largely over the inclusion this year of a GOP gay group. This CPAC split could very well mark one of the most significant political events of the decade.

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Pharaoh Flees Egypt 1
by / on February 11, 2011 at 11:19 am / in Broken World, Current Events

Pharaoh Flees Egypt

President Hosni Mubarak’s thirty-year regime has officially come to an end. Even strong words from the defiant leader yesterday evening were not enough to keep the Egyptian people at bay. Their message during the past two weeks of demonstrations and protests has been loud and clear — echoing the words of Moses: “Let my people go.”

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Muslims and Christians unite against Mubarak 1
by / on February 10, 2011 at 1:58 pm / in Broken World, Current Events

Muslims and Christians unite against Mubarak

In the face of recent news that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak refuses to step down from power, God is on the move. Over the weekend the Coptic Orthodox Church got involved in the protest for the first time, scheduling a Christian Mass in Tahrir Square — the epicenter of demonstrations aimed at ousting Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak from power.

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How Religious is the 112th Congress? 1
by / on January 5, 2011 at 11:02 am / in Broken World, Current Events

How Religious is the 112th Congress?

The Pew Forum on Religion in Public Life recently released a report detailing the religious make-up of the 112th Congress, the most recently elected group of Congressional leaders. Those familiar with the religious demographics of the U.S. Congress in previous years will see that little has changed.

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