The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Global Warming Will Mean Migrant Crises

The planet is warming at an unprecedented rate, and this will have enormous impact: By the middle of this century, an estimated 150 to 200 million people may become permanently displaced due to ris
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What is Wrong With Me, When Seeing Babies is Depressing?

I've heard from many of you who liked last month's post, or were at least relieved by its more positive
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Beer Diplomacy: What Would Jesus Brew?

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God." - Jesus in the gospel of St. Matthew "From man's sweat and God's love, beer came into the world." - St. Arnold of Metz, patron saint of brewers
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Bishops vs. The Bomb: Act II

When the United States and the Soviet Union stared into the abyss of nuclear Armageddon during the Cold War, filmmaker Stanley Kubrick began reading obscure journals like the Bulletin of the At
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My Summer Road Trips

For our family, summer is road trip time. Joy loves to drive, and our two boys, Luke and Jack, are veteran travelers - by land, air, and even sea!
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The Professor and the Police Officer Got Trapped in the 'Script'

I have been away for the last couple of weeks, first for a family wedding and reunion on a lake in northern Michigan, and then at the Chautauqua conference center in rural New York state.
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Gates Arrest Analysis Cliff Notes

Audio of the 911 call that brought Sgt. James Crowley to the home of Henry Louis Gates Jr.
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Demanding Justice for the People that Harvest our Food

Last weekend I watched the documentary Food, Inc. and it left me inspired in a surprising way
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Health-Care Reform: Leading with Respect

Americans are dying for want of health care.
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