The Common Good

Tom Getman

Blog Posts by Tom Getman

Posted by Tom Getman 12 weeks 2 days ago
This week’s “10 Best Stories” missed an important news item from Palestine — not about Pope Francis but rather a family that practices what the pope preaches.Tent of Nations, in the Occupied West...
Posted by Tom Getman 21 weeks 6 days ago
Oppressive poverty, like corruption and unfettered crime, is a human condition to be addressed and mitigated by principled choices to alter societal structures. This is particularly illustrated in...
Posted by Tom Getman 24 weeks 2 days ago
In the Khayelitsha township near Cape Town, Baphumelele Respite Care Centre and Clinic serves abandoned children as well as ill adults. The staff faces daily the anguish of caring for babies and...
Posted by Tom Getman 43 weeks 5 days ago
What do you do with critical information on intractable justice issues when reputation, methods, or prevailing propaganda make it difficult for people to believe the truth? How does one find ways to...
Posted by Tom Getman 1 year 4 weeks ago
Mr. Venter’s question is a constant thought during these declining days of Nelson Mandela’s life, especially today — his 95th birthday.  I pray daily for my South African daughter Eliza,...

Articles by Tom Getman

Embracing Israel/Palestine: A Strategy to Heal and Transform the Middle East. North Atlantic Books.

Conversations in Transition: Leading South African Voices. David Philip Publishers

Glenn Beck's exploitative event in Israel ignored justice and U.S. public opinion.

With God on Our Side, directed by Porter Speakman Jr. (Rooftop Productions)

Why 'Holy Land Tours' miss the real story