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American Dream

The lectionary readings for this coming Sunday offer stringent words about justice, and the people of God will be shaped by their response to the poor. “Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity, and the rod of anger will fail. Those who are generous are blessed, for they share their bread with the poor” (Proverbs 22:8-9). […] Read More

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the great “March on Washington” and its vivid demonstration of a public passion for racial justice that had been welling up for 10 years in what we know as the civil rights movement. Sung and unsung heroes had prayed and marched, risked their lives and given their lives to […] Read More

As the U.S. economy fights to improve, things simply aren’t as comfortable as they once were. Americans aren’t accustomed to our current economic situation, and we can’t seem to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. This makes sense because our country was built on the ideals of freedom and the pursuit of a better life, one […] Read More

Workers feel the American Dream is slipping away, according to a Labor Day survey commissioned by unions. A slim majority of workers, 51 percent, still believe the American Dream is attainable, according to the “American Dream Survey: Hope and Fear in Working America,” but more than a third (36 percent) either feel they cannot reach […] Read More