The Common Good

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Practicing Jesus' Third Way in the Public Square

In the midst of the hate speech that's surfacing in the public square these days, I've been asking myself how I can respond to such speech nonviolently.
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Month of Protests Reveals Grocer's True Colors

Young and old, large and small, farmers and pastors, men and women all lined the streets in front of Publix grocery stores in Florida last month.
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What Happens When a Wheaton Grad Runs for Congress as a Democrat

Last weekend, as a group of religiously-committed pro-life Democrats in the House of Representatives found themselves at odds with the majority of their party over an abortion-related amendment in
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New Tools for Peace in Afghanistan

When all you have is a hammer everything seems like a nail. No famous line more aptly applies to the president's current dilemma of seeking the best solution for Afghanistan.
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An Evangelical Trojan Horse in the Democratic Party?

A recent Daily Kos post asks this question: Does the Evangelical movem
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Why Big D Needs a Justice Revival

Residents of the Lone Star state are known as proud folk, but there are a few startling facts that should make everyone -- not just residents of the third-largest metropolitan area in the U.S.
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Remembering Native Americans -- Beyond November

In November we first think of Thanksgiving, and as we Native Americans say, Thanksgiving is a time when we once again reflect upon all we have and the genocide it took to get it.
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How to Stop the Next Food Crisis (It's Easier than You Think)

Here's what the news stories aren't telling you about the bill Senator Dodd brought out yesterday: it could spell life or death for
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A 'Big Tent' in Dallas

For those who came to the Justice Revival's free opening night program (featuring former United Methodist District Superintendent and Texas State House Rep. Dr.
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