Monthly Archives: January 2013

Carl Sandburg- American Poet

Last week I watched a PBS documentary called The Day Carl Sandburg Died and I learned a lot about the life of poet and biographer Carl Sandburg. Previously I knew that Sandburg had written some acclaimed biographies of Abraham Lincoln, … Continue reading

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The Gray Panthers

On the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote a commemoration for the event. He wrote: May it be to the world, what I believe it will be, (to some parts sooner, to others later, but finally … Continue reading

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The National Council of Elders

Last September, when I visited Washington D.C., I encountered a small gathering at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial organized by a group called the National Council of Elders. The National Council of Elders is a group that was founded … Continue reading

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Shane Claiborne and the Simple Way Community

During the month of December, I’ve been doing a series of blogs on Christian individuals and groups that have worked for social justice causes. Ken Poland recently wrote a wonderful blog about the importance of social justice in the Christian … Continue reading

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