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Let this sink in: We've already used up a year's worth of Earth's resources

On Aug. 1, the planet reached Earth Overshoot Day — the point when people have exhausted the year's worth of renewable resouces — at the earliest point since measurements began in 1987. 

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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.