In the early 70’s the South Bronx was a dilapidated landscape suffering from the crippling economic effects of White flight, governmental policies of abandonment and a ubiquitous and lethal gang culture. It was in the womb of this social suffering that hip-hop was birthed. Communities began to gather in the name of respect and inclusion to counter the hostile environment [...]Read more ›
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In the midst of eleventh hour budget negotiations over America’s fiscal future, Recovering Evangelical blogger Nate Roberts offers a compelling side-by-side comparison of the State of Minnesota and the African nation of Kenya. Who’s got it better? And who should pick up the tab to keep it that way?Read more ›
For years now, many faith leaders have been making the argument that the Federal budget is a moral document. The argument is simple: the choices we make reflect what our national priorities are. What does it say about America that the vast majority of proposed budget cuts will hurt the most vulnerable people at home and abroad?Read more ›
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?Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.”Read more ›
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.Read more ›