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Rebecca Todd Peters
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Rebecca Todd Peters is Professor of Religious Studies at Elon University. Her work as a feminist social ethicist is focused on globalization, economic, environmental, and reproductive justice. Her book, In Search of the Good Life: The Ethics of Globalization (Continuum, 2004), won the 2003 Trinity Book Prize. She has co-edited four books and numerous articles and book chapters. Her latest book Solidarity Ethics: Transformation in a Globalized World was published in 2014 with Fortress Books. She blogs at

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Fighting Poverty and Politics in North Carolina

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 2:30 PM

North Carolina has the dubious honor of leading the nation in the increase of people living in high-poverty areas. We are one of the most food insecure states in the country with over 650,000 people (17 percent) struggling to find enough food to eat and more...

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Forgetting Lynching at Our Peril

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 4:45 PM


My third grader is a white child in a Title I school in our town. She's writing a report on Harriet Tubman for her Black History month project and has spent the week devouring information about Tubman and proudly sharing stories and facts...

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Finding Justice in the "Giving Season"

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 3:38 PM

Tis the season of giving. Right? From "Giving Tuesday" to Salvation Army bell ringers to frantic online donations or checks postmarked by Dec. 31, charitable giving spikes in December. The Network for Good estimates that 30 percent of annual giving occurs in December and 10 percent in the...

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Pernicious Moms Threaten Capitalism

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 12:24 PM

Mashed carrots, pureed pumpkin, roasted butternut squash. These are not the ingredients for a fabulous new fusion gourmet recipe that I'm about to share with you but a top-three list of my daughters' favorite foods when they were infants. I made the majority of their baby food, largely because it...

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