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Coming Out or Inviting In?

Excerpts from an article originally published in two parts by The Feminist Wire   By Darnell L. Moore   Increased attention has been given to the notion of “coming out” recently. Many people desire access into the private, sexual spaces

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A Travesty and a Shame on the Nation

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Harris v. Quinn Limits Workers’ Collective Bargaining Rights Article originally featured in the Office of Public Witness blog. See also: J. Herbert Nelson Reacts to the Hobby Lobby Decision. The Reverend J. Herbert Nelson, II, Director of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness in Washington, DC, today expressed

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For the Healing of the Nation

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As the rollout and implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has begun, issues of health care and health insurance have been topics of much conversation and scrutiny. Who should be covered, what services should be provided, and who should be paying for it? With hold-ups and shutdowns in Congress

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Global Perspectives on Landgrabbing: Webinar March 24th

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Join the Presbyterian Hunger Program for a Webinar on March 24! Click here to join! In the last decade, many developing countries have witnessed a huge increase in land deals that have resulted in the forceful eviction of small farmers and Indigenous communities from their lands and livelihoods. Governments, transnational

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Contested Territories: Women and Healthcare Reform

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I’ll admit it. I winced when I read the theme for this week’s posts, “Vulnerable Populations and Christian Responsibility.” Again, I thought, a discussion of women is framed as taking care of the vulnerable. In healthcare settings, not all women are equally vulnerable. I have questions. Where does women’s vulnerability

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Caring for Older Adults Through Advocacy

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally featured in the May/June 2003 issue of the print social witness magazine of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Church & Society. It is reprinted here as it originally appeared, with a few editor’s notes to where policy has changed, either within the Church or within

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Unaccounted For: The Affordable Care Act and Undocumented Immigrants

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“Uncle, help me!” Adán cried. “Where are you?” Miguel called back. Fourteen-year-old Adán had enclosed himself into a bedroom closet to escape the flames, smoke, and falling beams in his room, where faulty electrical wiring had started the midnight blaze. Miguel kicked down the bedroom door and dragged Adán from

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