The Common Good

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No One is "Illegal"

Today is a day of hope for immigration reform. More than 500 immigration activists and faith leaders have gathered in Washington, D.C. to call on Congress to act on immigration reform. They represent the tens of thousands of you reading SojoMail today who, over the past few years, have taken action on immigration reform.
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Post-Colonial Theology

[Editor's Note: Emergent Village will be hosting its annual Theological Conversation this year in Atlanta, Ge
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Justice and Women

We live in a world full of pain and injustice; there is no getting around that fact.
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We Have Our Brother Back

I rejoice that Pastor Terry Jones and his church have decided never to burn Qurans.
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Another Disaster for Pakistan as More Loans Announced

Pakistan is still in the midst of recovering from a devastating flood -- one of the worst humanitarian disasters in its history -- a
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It Didn't Happen

It didn't happen. The threat of a pastor from a very small Florida church to burn Qurans and start "International Burn a Koran Day," was not carried out.
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My Phone Conversation with Terry Jones

When the story of the fringe Florida pastor and his proposed burning of the Quran broke back in July, we intentionally decided not to give oxygen to the story.
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Charges Against Border Humanitarians Reversed

In southern Arizona, a glimmer of hope for immigration activists is like a drop of water on a hot summer day -- you are quenched for a brief moment, but the moment is gone once you realize how thir
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'Welcome, Cordoba House!'

[Editor's Note: Lisa Sharon Harper spoke at a candlelight vigil in support of the Cordoba House in New York on September 10. Below is her transcription of the speech.]
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