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Seizing the Moment

| September 9, 2009

by H. Eric Schockman, Ph.D. Every year at the High Holy Days, I am reminded of an old family friend whose unflagging optimism always fueled my great admiration.  ”How are things going?” I would ask whenever our paths would cross, to which he would make the inevitable reply:  ”Today is going to be the best Read More

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Back to School!

| August 26, 2009

The months of August and September mark the time for new beginnings.  Young children are going off to school; young adults are off to college; and we begin our “normal” routine.  As I reflect on this summer, I recall the worries of drought, concerns about the economy and the slowly increasing gas prices.  All of Read More

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The Power of Interfaith Hunger Advocacy

| August 18, 2009

  I have just returned from keynoting a speech at a conference sponsored by the Wisconsin Council of Churches. It was held at a rustic retreat center on beautiful Lake Geneva in Williams Bay (about an hour from Milwaukee). The theme of the interfaith conference was “The Earth Speaks: Hunger, Our Spiritual Challenge”. My speech Read More

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Fighting For Easier Food Stamp Access In California

| August 10, 2009

  With unemployment on the rise and food pantries seeing 40% more people seeking emergency food assistance, it is critical that California moves to a semi-annual reporting system which will ease the burden on food stamp participants and allow them to continue to receive the food assistance that they need.   California is one of the last states Read More

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