The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Christian Civility: The Test of Intra-Faith Relations

Recently, I read an article featuring a pastor with whom I had strong disagreements. The more I read, the less I liked -- and it was a long article.
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Sargent Shriver: Another Giant Has Fallen

Sargent Shriver was one of the most attractive, dynamic, and accomplished men of his time. When President John F. Kennedy chose Mr.
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Young Evangelicals Must Champion Immigration Reform

In some ways, 2010 was a great year for evangelicals who have longed for the church to stand for just and compassionate immigration reform.
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Nonviolence is More Powerful Than Violence

In the midst of the American discussions of violence and civility in public discourse following the tragic shootings in
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Remembering Sargent Shriver, Dedicated Public Servant

Yesterday afternoon Sargent Shriver, a man of God and dedicated public servant, passed away at the age of 95.
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Do Violent Words Cause Violence? Lessons from the Civil Rights Era

The tragic Arizona shootings have sparked debate over an important question: What's the connection between violent political rhetoric
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Must I Teach My Daughter About Racism and Bigotry?

My daughter came home from school recently with a worksheet that described life before and after Martin Luther King Jr.
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The King's Speech: MLK and Tucson

In his role as prophet to the nation, Martin Luther King Jr.
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Our Persistent Reach for the American Dream

We set aside a national holiday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. because he welded an ethos of agape love onto the founding principles of the United States.
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The Dream Deferred for Millions of Americans

In his "I Have a Dream" speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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