The Common Good

God's Politics

Arizona Reveals a Struggle Beyond the Courtroom and the Ballot

In light of recent events in Arizona, I propose we lead in our communities where national and global leaders lag behind on issues of human rights and love of neighbor.
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Using the Afghan War Diaries to Guide our Path to Peace

The details brought to us in the Afghan War Diary
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President Obama on "The View"

President Obama visited with the five hosts of the ABC daytime talk show "The View." People complained. He should have gone to the Boy Scout gathering.
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Friday Links Round-Up

Korean-American youth. Soldiers vs. Schools. Movies. Here's a little round-up of links from the web you may have missed this week:
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The Parable of Shirley Sherrod

The Shirley Sherrod incident, the latest stumble in our nation's clumsy dance with
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The 'Sacrifice Trap' of War

The last month has seen six Australian soldiers killed in Afghanistan, bringing Australia's total to 17.
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The Fair Sentencing Act: A (Small) Step Towards Making Things Right

I want to tell you a story. It's a tale about drugs, prison, race, and justice (or the lack thereof).
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'Hey Obama, Don't Deport My Momma!': A Photo Essay

A children's rendition of Springsteen's 'Born in the USA' filled the air of Lafayette Square in Washington D.C. on Wednesday afternoon as U.S.
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World-Renowned Peacemaker Art Gish Dies

Art and Peggy Gish are career peace, civil rights, and human rights activists who embody the motto of their primary affiliation, Christian Peacemaker Teams: "Getting in the way."
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