The Common Good

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Are Christians More Compassionate Towards Immigrants?

I am heartened by a new analysis of data from a 2006 Pew Research Center poll, which indicates that people who go to c
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Rethink Afghanistan

An interview with a man and his children in an Internally Displaced Person (refugee) camp quickly devolves into a father desperately trying to sell his smallest child to the cameraman.
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A Father's Day Reflection

It's daunting for me to even begin writing about Fathers' Day ...
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Green Jobs Take Youth Miles High

When La'Kyla Byrd cleared trails and tended to trees in Denver's City Park this past year as a member of Mile High Youth Corps, she also cleared a p
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Daddy's Girls

At a recent wedding I attended, one of the groomsmen toasted the bride saying that she was going to make the perfect wife because she had already demonstrated her ability to be her fiancé's
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Sojourners Magazine: We've Got a New Look!

Sojourners magazine just had its first redesign in my seven years of working here, and all I can say is "wow," because I have a limited graphic-design vocabulary.
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A Calendar is a Moral Document

"Dad, could we go to the field and practice a little more pitching?" Our Astros Little League baseball team had just won the Northwest Washington, D.C. championship game in the last inning.
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To My Brothers, Sisters in Iran

I have never met you but I have to thank you. You are half a world a way but I'm watching you on TV, reading blogs, looking at pictures and following your Twitter updates.
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Verse of the Day: 'You shall not oppress a resident alien'

You shall not oppress a resident alien; you know the heart of an alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt. - Exodus 23:9
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Voice of the Day: Florynce R. Kennedy

Oppressed people are frequently very oppressive when first liberated. And why wouldn't they be? They know best two positions. Somebody's foot on their neck or their foot on somebody's neck.
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