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Articles from Vol. 36, No. 3, March

A Faith of Their Own: Muslim Women Seek the Renewal of Islam
On straw mats in a two-room building in the bustling I city of Pudukkottai in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu, a band of about 30 Muslim women in animated debate are making history. Dieing through tales of marital woes and family travails, streams...
Attack of the Monster Houses: Why Do Americans Want to Live So Large?
They sit on treeless hillsides, big as the barns they may have replaced. Or they squeeze onto modest lots in older suburbs, as average-size bungalows cower in their shadows. What they often lack in style they compensate for in sheer mass. Some call...
Big Is Beautiful? the World Bank's Top-Down Approach
The Annual Review of Development Effectiveness, a major report by the World Bank's Independent Evaluation Group released in early December, criticized World Bank policies and project design as leaving tens of millions of people, especially the rural...
Cry Freedom! the Modern Global Slave Trade and Those Who Fight It
Twenty-seven million slaves exist in our world today. Girls and boys, women and men of all ages are forced to toil in the rug loom sheds of Nepal, sell their bodies in the brothels of Rome, break rocks in the quarries of Pakistan, and fight wars in...
Dying for a Diamond? 'Blood Diamonds' Still Fuel Conflict
A dark facet of diamonds has been illuminated in the film Blood Diamond starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou. One large diamond is the focus of an intense action plot involving kidnapping, torture, and slave labor. A desperate search unites...
He's Back! Which Sounds Better, President Newt or President Mitt?
In the past year, while you were avoiding public service by selfishly living from paycheck to paycheck, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has repeatedly appeared on major news shows pledging to move our nation forward with brand new ideas,...
'In You I Take, Refuge': Through Faith and Business Savvy, the Hagar Project Gives New Life to Freed Slaves in Cambodia
IN 1994, PIERRE TAMI established the Hagar Shelter in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, as a haven for women who had fallen victim to violence and sexual exploitation, Hagar has assisted more than 100,000 women and children through its social programs and economic...
Revival for Justice
Some years ago on a trip to the U.K., I walked through the historic Holy Trinity Church on Clapham Common in South London. This Anglican parish was the home church to William Wilberforce, the abolitionist parliamentarian who wrote Britain's anti-slave-trade...
Rocking the Boat: A New Wave of Catholic Women Answers the Call to Ordination and Priesthood-An Act of Ecclesial Disobedience
IT WAS LATE AFTERNOON at the end of July 2006. The sunlight slanted in and ricocheted unpredictably off the water of Pittsburgh's three rivers--the Ohio, Monongahela, and Allegheny. Boarding the riverboat Majestic, 400 people attended the first ordination...
The Saints Go Marching: The 18th and 19th Century Movement to Abolish Slavery, with Its Many Christian Leaders, Has Much to Teach Us
The 18th century may seem like ancient history. But today's antislavery activists can learn a lot from the campaigners who, within a few short years, created a mass movement in Britain that swayed first public opinion and finally Parliament to abolish...
The Shelter of God
In the United States, March is dedicated to preserving and raising awareness of women's history--or "herstory." This celebration dates back to the early 20th century, when socialists declared March 8 to be International Women's Day. Connected to labor...
True Believers
Infidel, by Crazy Dog Audio Theatre. www.crazydogaudiotheatre.com Historical reflections on war often lead to the conclusion that the past is prologue, that the same ones are fought again and again, from the Peloponnesus to Afghanistan, from Vietnam...
We Buy, Therefore We Are: Everyday Low Prices Are Part of Our American Birthright. Right?
Whenever I have occasion to tour the architectural and cultural landmarks of the Old South--the mansions of Natchez, the River Road plantations outside New Orleans, Washington's Mount Vernon, or the U.S. Capitol, for that matter--I have the same thought....
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