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Freelance Christian of the Street: Rev. Ian Alterman

(1) Comments | Posted August 2, 2010 | 9:49 PM

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

(27) Comments | Posted June 1, 2010 | 11:44 AM


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

(84) Comments | Posted May 11, 2010 | 12:25 AM

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

(67) Comments | Posted April 6, 2010 | 4:23 PM

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

(27) Comments | Posted March 31, 2010 | 3:25 PM

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

(18) Comments | Posted March 23, 2010 | 11:02 AM

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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