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As 2009 drew to a close, PBS' Religion & Ethics Newsweekly took to the proverbial streets to interview clergy, academics and faith leaders across the country to ask what topics they're keeping an eye on in 2010. In this video compilation, you'll recognize a familiar face at the 2:28 mark - our director, Rabbi David Saperstein, outlines two subcategories of topics that the Reform Movement will be working on this year and what you can expect from us.

What do you hope to see...

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Sean Brooks is the International Advocacy and Outreach Manager at the Save Darfur Coalition. This post originally appeared on the Save Darfur Weblog and is republished with permission.

The New York Times on Saturday ran "Fragile Calm Holds in Darfur After Years of Death," an article that discusses in detail the profound changes in daily life in Darfur since the early days of the genocide that began in 2003. This...

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Headline: A Yemeni Child Bride Fights for Divorce

The far more incredible element is that she wins. I apologize for ruining the surprise, but this is perhaps one of the most incredible news stories I have ever read.

by Marc Rosenstein(Originally published in Ten Minutes of Torah and Galilee Diary)

And if you do obey these rules and observe them carefully, the Lord your God will maintain faithfully for you the covenant He made on oath with your fathers...The Lord will ward off from you all sickness; He will not bring upon you any of the dreadful diseases of Egypt, about which you know, but will inflict them upon all your enemies. -Deuteronomy 7:12, 15

A recent trip to the...

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Yesterday, Amanda Simpson, a Raytheon employee, former test pilot and once a Congressional candidate, became the first ever Presidential appointee who is transgender. She will serve as a Senior Technical Adviser at the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security. She has worked in the aerospace and defense industry for nearly 30 years, has degrees in physics, engineering and business administration, and is a certified flight instructor and test pilot with 20 years of flight experience....

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