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Sander Hicks
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Sander Hicks is passionate about independent electoral politics, roots Christianity, Gandhi, and democratic revolution. He is the founder of two companies, Soft Skull Press and Vox Pop Inc. He leads the new art punk band Rebel Moon and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Freelance Christian of the Street: Rev. Ian Alterman

Posted August 2, 2010 | 22:49:11 (EST)

Ian Alterman is smiling. Every time I see him, he seems happy, like he's glowing, like something great just happened in his life. Like that something keeps happening.

I knew him in activist circles for about a year before he let it slip that he is an ordained minister....

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The Life of Luna, Holocaust Survivor

Posted June 1, 2010 | 12:44:00 (EST)


I've been spending time with Luna Kaufman, Holocaust survivor and new author.

Her book Luna's Life just won Independent Publisher's Living Now award, and for good reason. It's a raw, moving story of a woman who spent her teenage years as a prisoner...

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The Anarchist Jesus of the First Gospel

Posted May 11, 2010 | 01:25:00 (EST)

My last blog entry, "The Devil in the Vatican," changed my life. Shortly after publishing it, I decided that a serious critic of the pedophilia cover-ups couldn't remain an employee of the Catholic Church. I quit my job as Music Minister at the Church of the Nativity. The...

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The Devil In The Vatican

Posted April 6, 2010 | 17:23:42 (EST)

Doesn't anyone at the Vatican know the first thing about crisis management?

Take responsibility, be honest, promise change, execute a well-publicized plan, and show results. Fast.

Instead, the Vatican keeps shoveling out more denial, playing the victim, blaming the media. The homily I heard this Easter Sunday in downtown...

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Holy Week Revolution: How My Faith Was Built Up At Left Forum 2010

Posted March 31, 2010 | 16:25:54 (EST)

I first want to say that I'm grateful to everyone who has become a fan of this new blog. The social technology at Huffington Post shows the revolutionary power of the new technologies. Web 2.0 social networks don't just share information; they make that sharing the basis of a real...

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"Courage, Muslim Brothers": How My Friends At Catholic Worker Stood Up To Guantánamo Cover-Up

Posted March 23, 2010 | 12:02:00 (EST)

In my old 'hood, the Lower East Side, NYC, you can get a great free brunch on Sunday, if you know where to go. Catholic Worker's MaryHouse serves up the hot pancakes, plus a random menu of sausages and Chinese tofu, to the local homeless and a variety of lefty...

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