The Common Good

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In the Immigration Debate, the Children Suffer Most

It's hard to ignore the children. As voiceless as children are in our world, when we hear stories of injustice being inflicted on children, it is hard not to be moved.
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This Veterans Day, Honor the Consciences of Our Veterans

Today, on Armistice Day, 18 American military vets will commit suicide.
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This Christmas, Do We Go Local, Fair Trade, or Make Our Own?

Christmas is a month away and Christmas music is already playing, guaranteeing that by the time the season actually arrives, we will be so heartily sick of it that we take no notice -- and in the p
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Pastors: God Calls us to Cross-Cultural Ministry

As we continue to live within the ever-increasing multi-ethnic and multicultural reality, it is more and more obvious that the "black and white" matrix of the American Christian church is outdated.
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Waging Peace During Threats of Terrorism

We've all heard the horrible news of the threatening packages sent from
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California Teachers Cut Their Commodities Gamble

California's teachers are helping lead the way in recognizing that gambling on hunger is a way to lose your money -- and to hurt the world's poorest people.
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Update from Haiti: Flooding, Cholera, and Local Action

There's been considerable rain where we live in Haiti, and there are also wind gusts. I fear for folks in Leogane and elsewhere who are vulnerable to flooding.
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