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An independent, nonprofit book publisher based in Boston, MA.
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On March 22, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II gathered a group of clergy and activists on the Capitol lawn to demonstrate moral witness against the American Health Care Act.

"This debate about healthcare and the value of the lives of everyone is raging in our society."

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The harms of deportation on families have been well-documented. Sometimes bread-winners are sent away or children witness their parents getting arrested. But less attention has been paid to the trauma of living with the constant duress of the potential of a family member getting deported.

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At a time when executive orders seek to curtail the rights of Muslims in the United States and Islamophobia is on an upswing, a new settlement provides expanded legal protection for Muslims living in New York City.

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"We live in a nation in which the legal boundaries of civilian self-defense are expanding, but in ways that, because of biases, benefit some groups and leave others behind. The Florida Senate bill and a companion bill that the Florida House is considering would contribute to that pattern."

In her New York Times op-ed, Caroline Light unpacks the inherent inequalities written into Stand Your Ground laws.

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In an 8-0 ruling, the Supreme Court said school districts must give students with disabilities the chance to make meaningful, "appropriately ambitious" progress. The decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District could have far-reaching implications for the 6.5 million students with disabilities in the United States.

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The “What’s the Matter with Appalachia?” thinkpieces, written by outsiders with little knowledge of the region’s politics or history, are back. Why is this genre so popular, particularly among the liberal elite? It's time for a close examination of the phenomenon.

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"Muslim political identity is increasingly being formed in the context of fear. Since the 2016 election, roughly one-fifth of Muslims under 30 have made plans to leave the country, if necessary. Nearly half of young Muslims say they fear for their personal safety because of groups like neo-Nazis, white supremacists, or the Ku Klux Klan. Muslims, overall, are experiencing more anxiety about safety than any other religious or non-religious group, according to ISPU’s survey. The only surveyed group that even comes close are Jews."

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Today is World Water Day. Held every year on March 22 since 1993, it's about taking action to tackle the water crisis. This year's theme is wastewater -- how to reduce it and reuse it as a valuable resource.

Learn more and find out how to take action on the United Nations World Water Day website: http://bit.ly/2msvJ0J

Also check out our books about the water crisis:
BLUE REVOLUTION: http://bit.ly/1HjD1nr
WHEN THE RIVERS RUN DRY: http://bit.ly/1Om8fzJ

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How do non-Christian inmates, particularly Muslims, fare in the prison industrial system where evangelical Christian ministries flourish? How are their needs for spiritual connection and community met? Tanya Erzen explores this in GOD IN CAPTIVITY.

Read the excerpt in The Revealer now!

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"Trump, the president, has assembled an administration comprised of a coalition of the secular, Christian and xenophobic right. Some say it is the widest rightwing coalition ever assembled by an American president. And it is far more radical than anyone would have believed after the election."—Arlene Stein
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