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Pentecost: Uncaging the spirit, uncaging ourselves

Christian churches around the world celebrate Pentecost, the feast of the gift of the Holy Spirit, as the launch of the Christian mission. I am afraid, however, that through the centuries, Christian churches have too often softened and domesticated our understanding of the Spirit. A lovely, tame Spirit we too often imagine Her to be, the gentle Dove of Peace.

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On Columbine anniversary, students act as 'artisans of peace'

Tens of thousands of students across the U.S. have again walked out of their schools in a coordinated effort to demand an end to gun violence.  This protest takes place on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting.

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March for Our Lives heralds God's presence on our streets

NCR Today: The young, ecumenical Christian elders, and the interfaith community all are moving to draw our nation back to basic shared religious values of truth, justice, love and respect.

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Hashtags of the Spirit

NCR Today: The Holy Spirit has a new organizing tool. The hashtag. The power of hashtags to convene, coordinate and encourage responses to evil and injustice in our society makes them a promising new instrument in the work of faith-inspired justice.