The Common Good

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Ethnic Cleansing in Orissa: India's Persecuted Christians

In India, the world's largest democracy, millions applauded the recent U.S.
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Black Friday and Consumerism, White Privilege and Buy Nothing Day

All of you who have a pulse know that the Friday after Thanksgiving is the single most crazy shopping day in the United States.
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Listening and Learning in the Middle East

In October I spent a week in Amman, Jordan, listening to Arab Christians from Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon, and Egypt.
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Audio: Biblical Redistribution of Wealth -- What You Think You Own is Not Yours

In this clip, taken from a Nov. 2 sermon, Pastor Efrem talks about the implications of the commandment not to covet, and a biblical approach to wealth and ownership.

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Addicted to the Streets

Twelve years ago our dear friend Julia took a badly neglected baby boy away from his crackhead mother and made him her own.
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Paul's Teaching on Women in Context

Do you often find comfort and insight, even direction for your life, through a careful study of scripture? Do you believe that God's truth is found in the pages of the Bible?
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Sacred Pilgrimages to the School of the Americas and El Salvador

Last spring, I made a pilgrimage to rural El Salvador to learn about the violence that had occurred there during the U.S-supported Salvadoran Civil War. The journey became a sacred one for me my first evening there, in the home of my host Florinda.
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Is the Dream Fulfilled? Achievements, Challenges, and Our Identity in Obama's America

Where have all the prosperity preachers gone? It seems like only yesterday when we were hearing about prosperity preachers and messages about God pouring out financial blessing.
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How the Big Three Automakers Could Test Better Health Care

I am a follower of Jesus. As such, I understand God to have a special concern for the poor and marginalized of society.
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