The Common Good

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To Dye or Not to Dye: How Do We Honor Aging Gracefully?

I had never noticed them before. I'm sure I would have noticed them if they had been there just a few weeks ago.
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Evangelicals, Global Relief, and 'the Sin of Sodom'

There's a remarkable article in Saturday's New York Times by Nicholas Kristof: Learning from the Sin of S
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The Contentious Issue of 'Selective Conscientious Objection'

As I have been talking about the Truth Commis
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Supermarket Moments in the Environmental Conversation

Last week I was at the grocery store on a Sunday afternoon. I was sans children, and when that happens a trip to the grocery store can feel like spring break.
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A Victory for Justice in Honduras

Last Wednesday morning I awoke with butterflies in my stomach, as did many of my Asociación para una Sociedad más Justa colleagues here in Hondura
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Mennonite College Will Now Play National Anthem Before Sporting Events

Goshen (Ind.) College recently unveiled its landmark decision to play the national anthem befor
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Beauty and Ugliness in a Shooting's Aftermath

Something sort of mystical and magical happened after a 19-year-old kid named Papito was killed on our block a few weeks ago. As our neighborhood ached and grieved and cried with his family, we began to create a memorial for Papito where he died
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Audio: Social Justice on Australian Christian Radio

Question: How would America's largest mainstream Christian radio stations respond to issues of social justice for the poorest of poor, climate change, and nonviolence?
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Coverage is the Main Issue for Me

When the various cable news channels announced that they would broadcast the health-care summit, I thought this meant uninterrupted coverage. I was mistaken.
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Black History Month Syndrome

I've kind of avoided the topic of Black History Month this year until now, almost the end of the month. The reason is, I've been kicking around in my mind this notion of "Black History Month Syndrome." Now, stay with me a minute.
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