The Common Good

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Oil Spill: We've Exchanged Beauty, Hope, and Wonder for Profit

A heart has been pierced, four miles of seabed violated, and the aorta is gushing unabated.
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Tupac Shakur: Liberation Theologian for Our Times

Many music critics have said that a truly special artist comes around only once every generation.
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Mark Twain's Radical Pacifism

Mark Twain's antiwar leanings are already common knowledge (or should be), perhaps best of all through his haunting short story "The War Prayer." But now, as his complete autobiography is being published fo
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11 Women Writers You Should Be Reading

Here are some of my favorite women writers of spirituality and theology in no particular order with short comments on why I recommend them.
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Immigration, the Bible, and the Lawsuit

Last week President Barack Obama made a bold move. He went on the record explaining, in no uncertain terms, that he is in favor of comprehensive immigr
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Friday Links Round-Up

A missing sculpture. Battle of the wages. Standing in solidarity against SB1070. Here's a little round-up of links from the web you may have missed this week:
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Deportations that Destroy the Human Spirit

"Maybe I would be better off just crossing again and going to prison for many years." Upon hearing this, an instant knot forms in my gut.
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God's Provision in a Recession

A few summers ago, my son brought a little white plastic birdbath to my dad's house and set it up in the back yard. Dad kept the birdbath clean and filled with water.
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Vandana Shiva: Gandhi, MLK, and the Way of Jesus in the Obama Administration

God gets at us in the funniest of ways. Just this week the Spirit stirred in me while reading an interview with one of my heroes, Vandana Shiva. The reporter from YES!
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The Beginning of Justice for Marcelo Lucero

In November 2008, a Latino man, Marcelo Lucero, was stalked and murdered on a street in Patc
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