The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Taking the Body and Blood to the Airport

Last Sunday I got a call at 11 a.m. It was Rachel Pater calling from her home town church (denomination to remain unnamed). It took several minutes before she could form a proper sentence through her sobs. Finally in a shaky voice, this came out: "I'm at my parent's church ... they are doing communion ...
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Clean Energy and Security Act: If Everyone's Unhappy, It Must Be a Good Compromise

I rode my bike to work today. Despite the summer heat, it is not a bad trip
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Just One Day ... for Lynne

I stepped up to the automatic sliding doors, but they didn't open. I knocked. The guard recognized me, waved, and the South Bronx-based special care facility opened arms of welcome.
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School of the Americas Graduate Led Honduras Coup

Sunday morning, a military coup took place in Honduras led by commander Gen. Romeo Vasquez, ousting democratically-elected President Manuel Zelaya.
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Celebrating Singleness with a Biblical Perspective

I graduated from a wonderful Christian college about a year ago, and it was a great experience overall. However, one thing that really bothered me was the pressure felt by many of my friends-especially my female friends-to get married.
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Amahoro: An Emerging Conversation in Africa

Conversations can offer creative spaces for questions to be asked and the exchange or exploration of ideas.
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The Jena 6 are Free!

The Jena 6 and Justin Barker are now free to move ahead with their lives. The terms of the plea agreement were revealed in the course of a two-hour court hearing at the LaSalle Parish courthouse.
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Clean Energy is the 'Space Race' of Our Age

Last Tuesday, as a member of Catholics United, I joined countless others in Washington, D.C., to lobby on behalf of the American Clean Energy and Secu
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Ethnic Cleansing of Burma's Karen Refugees Continues

On May 24th, 2009, Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) junta-backed troops attacked numerous villages in Paan District, Burma, causing the flight of at least 3,000 internally displaced persons (I
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Lazarus and the Iranians

I spent this week at a clergy conference in Liverpool, England, where the theme was the Justice of God: "Just by God, Just with God, Just for God." One of my presentations focused on Jesus' story
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