The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

A Call to Serve and Preserve Creation

I just returned to the United States from a clergy conference I was invited to address by Rev. James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool.
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What Sustains Me: Lectio

Editor's note: In "What Sustains Me," an article in the
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Do a New Thing: 20 Years After Spike Lee's Groundbreaking Film on Race in America

It's hot in Chicago. Summer is officially doing its thing.
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Are Single Moms the New Widows?

Throughout the Bible, God's people are instructed to care for those who often cannot thrive on their own, most often widows and orphans.
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A White Woman's Turn as a Minority Under the Microscope

It was hard to miss me on the lava-rocked streets of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, while I was working for a locally led organization, HEAL Africa. I lacked the grace of Congolese women who glided across the tumultuous terrain in high heels while I tripped over the ubiquitous black rocks.
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Sick of Drug Companies' Corporate Influence?

w5fpwem56m w5h2kbxnzs Is the U.S. finally sick and tired of a corporate-dominated trade agenda that is making people around the world sick?
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Why Are People Poor?

Why are people poor? I remember being asked this question 10 years ago while training for a program I was volunteering with.
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Self-Segregation In Social Networks

Every day across America we see self-segregation in lunchrooms, in classrooms, and in church pews on Sunday morning. But how about online?
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40 Ways to Celebrate Interdependence Day on July 4

It's wild how easily we get sidetracked from Holy days by holidays, and how quickly we can smother our central identity in Christ with other identities such as our national identity.
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