On Saturday, February 15, The Rev. Dr. Patricia Teel Bates will be hosting a national meditation and prayer vigil for the many citizens affected by the excessive and inhumane use of solitary confinement. She asks that people in the US and around the world take a stance within their own communities against the use of solitary confinement at 5 p.m. on February 15.

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There is an American sports ethic, but what is it? When I was a boy, we played football and baseball and basketball and every sport you can think of, including sports games we made up. One thing for sure: on the playgrounds of my home town, just like on the sandlots that cross the American landscape today, we played as hard and physically as possible; we wanted to win more than anything in life in those moments, and we played that way.

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