The Common Good

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Book Sales, Best-Seller Lists, and Why They Matter

Yes, this is an unabashed request for you to buy a copy of Jim's new book, Rediscovering Values, but let me take a minute to tell you why this is so important to our mission and work at Sojourners.
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The Injustice of an 800 Mile Wall

I was born in Tijuana, Mexico, and grew up in San Diego, California, only a few hundred yards from the actual borderline. As a kid, there were always border patrols around but I never felt like my birthplace offered any threat. A few years ago, though, I noticed a massive escalation of security infrastructure along the U.S.-Mexico border. I couldn't figure out what had changed.
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What Is and Isn't Socialism

When President Obama took questions from Congressional Republicans recently, he spoke about Republican characterizations of his health-care reform plan as something akin to a "Bolshevik plot." Ther
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Faith Beyond Belief: Dogma Without Deeds is Dead

In a recent interview with Commonweal magazine, renowned Catholic theologian David Tracy argued that theological discourse, with its accompanying jargon and disputes about certain doctrina
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Examining El Salvador's Past and Potential

Tomorrow, Jamie Moffett, director of The Ordinary Radicals, will debut the first seven minutes of his documentary Return to El Salvado
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Is George W. Bush Pro-Life? Is Any Politician?

Former President George W. Bush receives a pro-life award this weekend from Legatus, an organization of Catholic business professionals.
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Family Research Council: Homosexual Behavior Should Be Criminalized in America

What kind of place will gay people have in our society? The debate rages on--in the military as well as the church.
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Cut the Deficit--Cut Military Spending

President Obama's 2011 budget, submitted to Congress this week, totals $3.8 trillion and projects a deficit of $1.6 trillion.
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