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Things That I Love About America: Reformers and Social Justice Movements

During the Fourth of July I try to recount some of the things that I love about this country. One of the things that I love about this country is the history of reformers and social movements in helping America … Continue reading

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Things That I Loved About America: The Reformers Fighting For Social Justice

I love history. What I love about history Is learning about the great reformers and radical activists who fought to expand American freedoms to marginalized groups within this country. I learned a lot about them from reading history books from … Continue reading

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Things That I Love About America: Pete Seeger

One of the people that makes me most proud of being an American is Pete Seeger. Pete Seeger is one of my biggest heroes. He was a folk singer who believed in the power of music to help in the … Continue reading

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Athletes for Social Justice

Recently San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernik was in the news for his refusal to stand during the national anthem to protest the unjustified killings of young African Americans by police in the past few years. Kaepernik explained that he is … Continue reading

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The Old Testament Prophets and Social Justice

I’m reposting the last part of a blog I wrote in May 8, 2014. One of the great influences on the social justice traditions of Christians and Jews are the Old Testament Prophets. The Old Testament prophets had a strong … Continue reading

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The Gospel of Luke and Social Justice

A few weeks ago the Progressive Christian facebook group had an interesting discussion on the progressivism in the Bible. Someone asked the members of the group what they thought were the most progressive books in the Bible, also what were … Continue reading

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May Day and Immigrant Rights in San Jose, CA

On May 1, 2014 there was a march and a rally in downtown San Jose to celebrate May Day and press for immigration reform and the reunification of deported families. It was smaller than last year’s immigration reform rally, but … Continue reading

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Fighting to Raise the Minimum Wage in Mountain View, CA

Ever since the Occupy Wall Street movement three years ago, many activists have been directing their energies towards alleviating the economic inequality in our country. One way in which many people have been trying to address the growing economic inequality … Continue reading

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Jesus, the Poor and the Church

Recently, Pope Francis issued forth the apostolic exhortation Evanellii Gaudium, which has set forth his vision on the direction that he wants the Roman Catholic Church to take during his papacy. In his exhortation, Pope Francis urges Roman Catholics and … Continue reading

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An Interview With Navy Veteran Randy Leer

One of the things that I’ve most enjoyed about the Everyday Citizen blog site has been reading the various blogs from people across the nation. One of the most interesting bloggers is Randy Leer. Randy Leer was born and raised … Continue reading

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