The Common Good

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What Keeps Us From Living MLK's Dream?

Last year Naomi Tutu and I met on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to keep vigil on the 40th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Friends joined us from around the country. We asked the visitors gathered there: "What keeps us from living the Dream?" Most folks spoke of fear. Some spoke of ignorance.
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The Day MLK Died

The new Life.com features a collection of never-before-published photos of the events in the hours immediately following Martin Lut
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The Rush Limbaugh April Fools' Response

April 1 was quite the roller coaster for me. First of all, I'm already in a good mood because it's my sister's birthday (no kidding).
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Jesus and the Children of Empire

Jesus, who was a Palestinian Jew living under Roman occupation, preached a message that was anti-state and religious imperialism.
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Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery

She is a girl whose father sold her to strangers. They took her far from home, and now she is a prostitute. He works for no money paying off the debt of a long dead ancestor.
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Afghanistan's Anti-Woman Law

Last month Afghanistan's Parliament passed a new law that severely restricts the rights of women.
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A Must Read from Frederick Douglass

One of my heroes is Frederick Douglass. I have a list of folks whose stuff I regularly read on and read about, and Frederick Douglass is one of them. Words in today's world have grown to be an interesting sensation. I believe in the power of words via teaching, preaching, blogging, writing, etc.
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Tutu Confronts ANC, Zimbabwe Launches Recovery Program

It has been another week of high drama in South Africa and more mixed news from Zimbabwe. In South Africa three key issues have dominated public debate.
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'Women Should Remain Silent'?

Many of us were raised in churches that taught that women should be silent in the church because of the teachings of Paul in 1 Corinthians 14:34.
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