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The Dark Night of the American Economy

Oct / Nov 2011 Issue: On economic crisis and injustice   Table of Contents Editors’ Corner “How Dark an Economic Night Does It Have To Be?” Chris Iosso “A Walk on the Economic Side, Looking for Power,” Patrick David Heery

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A Tale of Two Holidays

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A Tale of Two Holidays from Coalition of Immokalee Workers on Vimeo. SIGN THE CHANGE.ORG PETITION: Ask Publix CEO Ed Crenshaw to ensure that his company “be part of a proven model to address the root cause of farmworker poverty across Florida, and demonstrate that it values the hard work

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Seminary Students Stand with Undocumented Food Workers

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Claremont School of Theology, California Taking the Bible Seriously By Nina Fernando, Wesley Menke, Samuel Pullen, and Chad Seagle   View and print as PDF.   We are students of the Bible. A living, pulsing Word. So when seventeen Pomona College employees were fired because they were “undocumented”, when this

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Day Two Update from the Fast for Fair Food

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By the Rev. Noelle Damico, Associate for Fair Food, Presbyterian Hunger Program   I was so tired that I was unable to write about Monday’s nighttime vigil—which was beautiful. Thankfully in this movement there are talented and creative people who’ve made a video! Watch part of the morning prayers and

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Day 1 of the Fast for Fair Food

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March 5, 2012   By the Rev. Noelle Damico, Presbyterian Hunger Program   A Glimpse of Morning Prayer I stand among one hundred and fifty people gathered in an enormous circle; dewy grass anointing our feet, the glow of the sun stretching across the sky, promising relief from the chill

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Fast for Fair Food at Publix Headquarters

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March 5-10 By Noelle Damico, Presbyterian Hunger Program, partnering with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers   “Is this not the fast that I choose? To loose the bonds of injustice…” cries God through the prophet Isaiah! The Coalition of Immokalee Workers has announced that on Monday, March 5th, fifty farmworkers


Workers’ Rights, ‘New Jim Crow’: Report from ACREC

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Report from the Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns December 2, 2011, by Courtney Hoekstra   The Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns (ACREC) had their fall meeting in early November in Louisville, where the major highlights of their time together directly contributed to the work they are doing for

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The Campaign for Fair Food

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The Campaign for Fair Food calls upon major food buyers to end poverty and modern slavery in the Florida fields by working in partnership with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a human rights award-winning farmworker organization in Immokalee, FL. The Campaign is supported by religious, human rights, student and

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For Farmworkers Struggling for a Just Wage

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A Prayer for People 2008 by Francisca Cortes   This prayer comes from the book edited by Chris Iosso and Eliz­a­beth Hinson-Hasty, Prayers for the New Social Awak­en­ing: Inspired by the New Social Creed [Louisville: West­min­ster John Knox Press, 2008], 38–40, avail­able from It is repub­lished here with per­mis­sion

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