The Common Good

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Tulia and Jena: America in Miniature

I moved to Tulia, Texas, in the summer of 1998, a year before a massive drug bust decimated the black side of town.
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Waltz with Bashir: Drawing a Massacre from Memory

Each time I write about the Middle East, I feel compelled to repeat three concepts.
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Women Leaders in the Early Church

Look at these astonishing verses from Romans 16.
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Being the Oaks of Righteousness: Domestic Workers United

In the fall of 2007, not long after I started to work with New York Faith & Justice, I learned of an in-depth Bible study on
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'They Told Me to Forget My Name. I Was Now Number 21'

Today is the sixth day of freedom after my four-day imprisonment.
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Australia's Wildfires: It Is Well?

It has been described as the worst disaster in Victoria's history. Saturday was the hottest day ever recorded in the Melbourne region, following years of drought and weeks of heat wave conditions.
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Economic Recovery Agreement a 'Major Achievement'

Today, the House and Senate will vote on the final economic stimulus conference report.
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A New Conversation in the Holy Land

A year ago I became haunted by the notion that Christians, Muslims, and Jews are going to blow up the world unless we learn to get along.
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Philip Rizk Describes Ordeal to NY Times

We continue to give thanks to God for the release of God's Politics contributor Philip Rizk earlier thi
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The Daringly Awkward Sermon Contest

Last month I started some contract work for Geez magazine.
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