The Common Good

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Yearning for Change in Zimbabwe

Since the signing of the agreement that led to a government of "national unity," there was an expectation that this could be the start of a new era in Zimbabwe.
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IMF Needs a Reality Check, Not a Blank Check

Earlier last month, President Obama requested $108 billion in new money for the International Monetary Fund to show the world that we stood up for our commitments to fighting the global recession.
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Abu Ghraib: Don't Be Afraid of the Truth

Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba wrote the U.S. Army's report on the Abu Ghraib torture scandal. He was then forced into retirement.
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To Hell with Human Trafficking. There, I Said It.

Is it possible that we as Christians just aren't angry enough about injustices like human trafficking and slavery? Perhaps we've grown too desensitized, domesticated, and docile.
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The Legacy of an Eco-Prophet: Remembering Thomas Berry

Today's most pressing task for humanity, I believe, is to halt the current environmental crisis.
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The Day I got 'Left Behind'

The year was 1988. I was 11 years old and my younger brother Paul was 7 years old.
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Taking the 'Micro' out of Microfinance

For too many households around the world, living paycheck-to-paycheck is a luxury out of reach.
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Abortion: Conversations, Not Killings

Yesterday on The Huffington Post, former religious-right leader Frank Schaeffer made a si
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