The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Democracy is the Real Victim in Honduras' Coup

On the morning of June 28, Honduran President Manuel "Mel" Zelaya was awoken suddenly as masked soldiers burst into his home. As the media has been rave to point out, still in his pajamas, the elected head of state was forced onto a plane and shipped out of the country.
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Three Moral Issues of Health Care

Good health is the will of God for each and every one of his children.
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Mark Sanford's Apology: Neither Sin nor Forgiveness Has any Party Affiliations

Over the course of the 2008 election season, I kept hearing from some of my conservative religious friends of the great presidential hopes they had for a smart and ambitious governor from South Car
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Protests and International Pressure Against Honduras Coup Continue

As the situation regarding the military ouster of Honduras' President Manuel Zelaya continues to develop, I Metroed across town to the U.S. State Department to photograph a protest calling for cutting off U.S. aid to Honduras until Zelaya's reinstatement.
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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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