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Making Peace with the Sword Verse

Sheikh Jamal Rahman at Oct 13, 2010 09:55 AM |

Sheikh Jamal Rahman on dealing with some of the Quran’s most troubling text.

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The End of the Experiment

Vicki Robin at Oct 08, 2010 05:15 PM |

So what did I learn from a month of hyperlocavore eating?

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Support Groups for Hard Times

Chuck Collins at Oct 05, 2010 04:10 PM |

How can Transition Towns and Common Security Clubs help us navigate a changing economy and environment?

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Reflections on the Transition

Pamela O’Malley Chang at Oct 05, 2010 11:15 AM |

Self-sufficiency, I realize, is a misnomer. What I am aiming for is local sufficiency, together with my neighbors.

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No One Is Illegal: Why We’re Signing the I-Word Pledge

Sarah van Gelder at Sep 30, 2010 12:15 PM |

YES! Magazine is taking the pledge: We will not refer to people as “illegals.”

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Appalachia Rising for a New Economy

Brooke Jarvis at Sep 28, 2010 05:45 PM |

Appalachian residents are serious about putting a stop to mountaintop removal coal mining—and building a more sustainable economy to take its place.

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Eat. Blog. Love.

Vicki Robin at Sep 27, 2010 05:50 PM |

How can you not love the one who feeds you? If you have the good fortune to know who that is, I mean.

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The Capacity for Tolerance

Pastor Don Mackenzie at Sep 27, 2010 12:05 PM |

What can Christians do about the religious intolerance made visible during the last month?

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Meet My Food System

Vicki Robin at Sep 20, 2010 02:25 PM |

A single meal shows the parts of my local food system—and how much I depend on them.

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Changing the Consequences of Conflict

aabdallah at Sep 17, 2010 01:02 PM |

Video: The Interfaith Amigos' discussion on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary.

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Here to There: Transportation Planning in a Climate-Neutral City

Richard Conlin at Sep 15, 2010 12:30 PM |

Big transportation projects can contribute to sprawl and increase automobile use—or, they can promote biking, walking, and use of transit. Seattle is working to take the latter path.

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How to Not Get Sick of Zucchini on a 10-Mile Diet

Vicki Robin at Sep 15, 2010 06:00 AM |

Sometimes, local eating means getting very creative.

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Pioneers of the New Normal

Sarah van Gelder at Sep 14, 2010 04:20 PM |

We’re facing a very different world than the one we knew. Here’s what people are doing to prepare …

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Quality Over Quantity: Local Food & the Obesity Epidemic

Vicki Robin at Sep 13, 2010 05:21 PM |

When we sacrifice good food to have lots of food, it's a double loss. Can we use this time of thinner wallets to examine the volume of food we run through our bodies?

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Envisioning MLK’s Dream in Today's World

Grace Lee Boggs at Sep 13, 2010 12:35 PM |

Grace Boggs: We must begin the radical revolution of values that King called for, against the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism.

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My Kingdom for a Cracker!

Vicki Robin at Sep 11, 2010 12:05 PM |

After 10 days of eating within 10 miles, I was ready to do just about anything for food made from grains.

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Interfaith Amigos: On 9/11, Getting Beyond Religious Hatred

Rabbi Ted Falcon at Sep 10, 2010 03:40 PM |

Brought together by the events of 9/11, three friends from different faiths reflect on what it will take to reach the other side of hatred.

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My 10-Mile Diet ... in a Global Food System

Vicki Robin at Sep 10, 2010 12:55 PM |

My eating experiment is making me think differently about food security around the world.

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Quotes from the Quran and from Rumi

Sarah Van Gelder at Sep 09, 2010 09:45 PM |

Interested in what Muslim sacred texts actually say? Here's a short selection of quotes recommend by Jamal Rahman.

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Eight Ways to Confront Extremism on 9/11

Sarah van Gelder at Sep 09, 2010 09:45 PM |

How to further tolerance and healing on this September 11th, an especially important time to speak up.

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