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    The Reparations of History

      What the modern world owes slavery This article originally appeared at TomDispatch. Many in the United States were outraged by the remarks of conservative evangelical preacher Pat Robertson, who blamed Haiti’s catastrophic 2010 earthquake on Haitians for selling their souls to ...

    The Future Needs Us

    Hope, history, and unpredictability.  This article originally appeared at Tom Dispatch. North American cicada nymphs live underground for 17 years before they emerge as adults. Many seeds stay dormant far longer than that before some disturbance makes them germinate. Some trees bear fruit long ...

    The Contested Color of Christ

    This article originally appeared at Chronicle.com. In a world filled with images of Jesus, this one made headlines. He stood in a stained-glass window wearing a simple white robe and a dark tunic. When sunlight struck the glass just so, kindness radiated from his white face and warmth from his ...

    How Many Slaves Work for You?

    You’ve probably never thought of yourself as a supporter of slavery, but the online tool Slavery Footprintreveals evidence of forced labor in your closet, your garage, your refrigerator, and every other corner of your life.“Last month marked the anniversary of the announcement of the ...

    The Candle Doesn’t Own the Cake and Other Green Wisdom

    Carl Safina’s new book The View From Lazy Point is a font of environmental wisdom on the natural world and all that affects it, including human behavior, economics, religion, and science. An ecologist who wrote the sea conservation classic Song for the Blue Ocean, Safina in his new book ...

    Slavery in the Present Tense

    Slavery: Good thing we got rid of it, huh? If you don’t immediately spot the false presumption in that statement, you’re the sort of person Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter want to reach with their new book, The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today (June 18, ...

    The State of Modern Slavery

    The slave trade didn’t end with the civil war. In fact, there are more than 27 million people enslaved around the world right now, according to an info-graphic from Good magazine. The information in the graphic is based on a new book by Benjamin Skinner, who wrote an article on the modern ...

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