Monthly archives for March, 2008

Puerto Rican Governor Faces 19 Counts

MIAMI — Aníbal S. Acevedo Vilá, the governor of Puerto Rico, has been charged with 19 criminal counts related to the financing of three political campaigns from 1999 to 2004, including conspiracy to violate federal campaign laws, wire fraud and illegally using campaign funds for his personal use, according to a federal indictment unsealed on…

Equity Loans as Next Round in Credit Crisis

Little by little, millions of Americans surrendered equity in their homes in recent years. Lulled by good times, they borrowed — sometimes heavily — against the roofs over their heads. Now the bill is coming due. As the housing market spirals downward, home equity loans, which turn home sweet home into cash sweet cash, are…

Atheism

In the following video Brian McLaren shares his thoughts on the current religious crisis and why some might choose to call themselves Atheists. It’s great food for thought and discussion. What are your thoughts on this? =-=

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Major Grower Ends Crop, Lacking Workers

By MICHAEL RUBINKAMThe Associated PressMonday, March 24, 2008; 5:32 PM CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa. — Saying the nation’s immigration system is broken,Pennsylvania’s largest grower of fresh-to-market tomatoes announced Monday hewill no longer produce the crop because he can’t find enough workers to harvestit. Keith Eckel, 61, a fourth-generation farmer and the owner of Fred W. Eckel…

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Narrative Interventions

By David Ramos Yesterday as I celebrated Easter at my church a soloist sang a song with a lyric that said, “Jesus changed the story.” I was at once jettisoned to the idea of narrative psychology and narrative theology. I smiled as my mind began to conduct “loop the loops” and I thought of post-modernist…

NATIONAL PUERTO RICAN COALITION SEEKS NEW CEO

The National Puerto Rican Coalition is seeking a dedicated advocate to assume the position of President & CEO. Candidates for this position must have a commitment to the social, economic and political advancement of the Puerto Rican community; experience with national public policy and politics; established relationships with community, business, and government policy makers which…

The Unheard Third

The Community Service Society Presents: The Unheard Third: Bringing the Voices of Low-Income New Yorkers to the Policy Debate Briefing and Discussion on the 2007 Survey Findings specifically for Advocates and Community Leaders The Unheard Third, is the only public opinion poll in the nation to regularly chronicle issues facing low-income individuals and families.  DATE:…

Immigration Colloquium at Princeton

The Continuing Education Department of Princeton Seminary will be conduction an Immigration Colloquium on May 9th 2008. This colloquium is a conversation concerning the Church and immigration. There will be a forum led by leaders on issues spanning from advocacy to practical ministry steps. The following questions will be addressed: What models of advocacy and…

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Why the Fed’s rate cuts won’t help you

By Jon Markman The Federal Reserve today will attempt to get out in front of the worst financial crisis to hit the world banking system in five decades by slashing short-term interest rates from their current perch at 3% to the lowest levels in years. But its effort will have little effect on the ability…

Ominous Day on the Market

CNBC’s coverage on unfolding events of the economy. To watch brief videos click on links below: http://video.on.nytimes.com/?fr_story=e15a7f9b81b62bf84aa2fc57cb224508ed9ad7eb http://video.on.nytimes.com/?fr_story=442adbc01989c63163bbfbdf4bebb00e1a1a2735 New Times columnist Paul Krugman on an impending government bailout for the market: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/17/opinion/17krugman.html?ex=1363492800&en=811f35f091d31abc&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink