The Common Good

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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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Doing the Best We Can in Hard Times - A Corporate Example

Scanning the headlines recently, the following caught my attention: "Walgreens giving free care to jobless and uninsured." I read the article to find the hidden catch, but to my delight, I found only a company trying to use its resources in a way that promotes the common good of society. "NEW YORK
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Video: Rush Limbaugh to Speak at Sojourners' Mobilization to End Poverty

In an inspiring display of bipartisan bridge-building, talk radio personality Rush Limbaugh has accepted Jim Wallis' invitation to deliver a keynote address at Sojourners'
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Sider Declares End of 'Steroid Era' in Progressive Christianity

Speaking for the first time about the results of his months-long investigation into the progressive Christian movement, Dr. Ron Sider revealed that the use of performance-enhancing drugs among prominent American religious leaders had been more widespread than previously thought.
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