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Occupy Gathering photo by James Trimarco Occupy’s National Gathering: A Vision for the Next Step Forward?

James Trimarco   |   Jul 06, 2012

The movement has been accused before of lacking direction. But this week in Philadelphia, delegates to the first-ever national Occupy gathering created a streamlined vision for the change they want to see.   MORE »



Prayer photo by Vini Serafim How the Student Loans Debate Got Religion

Christa Hillstrom   |   Jul 06, 2012

There’s a biblical precedent for forgiveness—of debt. Why churches are standing by students on one of the Bible’s most surprising social principles.   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

In Praise of Vacant Lots

Jay Walljasper   |   Jul 05, 2012

Jay Walljasper on why “profitable economic function” is sometimes less valuable than empty space.   MORE »



Religion Gone Astray book cover Bringing Religion Back to Center

Jenn Carreto   |   Jul 04, 2012

Book Review: "Religion Gone Astray" paints a refreshing, even surprising, picture of an institution that is integral to our well-being as a global community.    MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

Growing Beyond Growth for True Democracy

J.A. Myerson   |   Jul 03, 2012

When democracy is not determined by economic power, it is possible to imagine alternatives to “growth” and “austerity.”   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Prophetic Encounters Book Cover Radical Religion, an American Tradition

Rev. Wendy Bell   |   Jul 02, 2012

Book Review: “Prophetic Encounters” reminds us that we are part of a long and rich tradition that is more than a series of isolated movements for social change.    MORE »



PLANET  

Photo by Marco-Olivier Maheu. flickr.com/photos/ marcomaheu How to Keep Your Cool Without Air Conditioning

Stan Cox   |   Aug 12, 2010

8 tips from a record-breaking summer to help you beat the heat today.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

Cry Wolf: An Unethical Oil Story

Jul 05, 2012

In an attempt to bolster caribou populations, Alberta is hunting wolves. But are they really the cause of the problem?   MORE »


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