The Common Good

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My Morning with Daniel Berrigan

As a Sojourners intern last year, I, along with my community-mates, had the opportunity to request speakers to invite to address us during weekly seminars. Peace activist and poet Fr. Daniel Berrigan was on the top of my list.
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Racism on Campus: UC San Diego's Struggle is Every Community's Struggle

My heart has been burdened the past several weeks by the hurt and pain in a place I call home: UC San Diego. Through my studies at UCSD, but also my community, I grew and was challenged.
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A Pastor's Response to Glenn Beck's Call to Leave 'Social Justice' Churches

Recently Glenn Beck made some comments about leaving a church if the priest or pastor speaks about "social justice." He instructed his listeners to "look for the words 'social justice' or 'economic justice' on your church Web site" and then, should they find those words, told t
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Hurt Locker Can't Contain the Reality of War

I am not a movie buff by any standard, but somehow I suspect I am not the only one who was more than a little surprised at the reception of the latest war movie at Sunday's Oscars.
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Maybe It's Not Supposed to Feel Right

I wanted to share a bit with my blog community about the ongoing tension of balance, priorities, schedules, focus, goals, etc.
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A Disturbing Question and a Determined Conviction on the Treatment of Women

At the urging of one of EBCLA's deacons, I began reading NY Times bestseller
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International Women's Day: 'Whom God Hath Made Equal'

Most countries around the world are celebrating a holiday today.
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The Police Motorcade: A Sign of Change

Over the past few days, I've had the privilege of representing Sojourners magazine at the annual Faith and Politics civil rights pilgrimage led by Congressman John Lewis.
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