The Common Good
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by Jim Wallis
The horrible human costs and increasing danger the world is now facing in Gaza, Ukraine, and Iraq show the consequences of not telling the truth. ... As people of faith, we are called to speak the truth in love. It’s time for some truth telling.

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“What would you encourage us to say to our congregations regarding the plight of the immigrant?”
He quickly responded with words I’ll never forget: “Tell them to read their Bibles. Jesus told us to care for three types of people: the orphan, the widow, and the stranger. It’s been 2,000 years and we’re still doing a pretty bad job.

"Jesus as President." Image via Christian Piatt/Patheos.

We’d all love to claim Jesus for our team, but in doing so, we can safely assume that Jesus actually would wriggle free from such limitations. 

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These ancient stories will shake—and partly restore—your faith in humanity.

Monopoly Game. Courtesy Sojourners Magazine.

Extreme wealth inequality carries the seeds of economic and social destruction: As more people are excluded from opportunity, the bulk of the economy as a whole slows and becomes less sustainable, and the social fabric strains and tears.

Courtesy of Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society

White evangelical culture continues to believe it is harmless to parody Asian culture.

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