The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Push, not Protest, for a Budget with Better Priorities

Several years ago over 100 of us were arrested for blocking a Capital building entrance and protesting tax cuts for the 5 percent wealthiest people and program cuts from WIC, food stamps, college a
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Lent: A Time for Peace

Lent is a season of transition. It is a season of fasting, reflection, penance, and preparation.
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Our Moral Audit of the Budget

Four years ago, faced with a disastrous federal budget proposal, Sojourners coined a phase, "budgets are moral documents." That phrase has now entered the common lexicon, but it remains our fundam
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A More Excellent Way

It is often pointed out that some of the places most lacking in hope are not the industrial wastelands or the bleak landscapes shorn of beauty, but the places where there is too much mo
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Zimbabwe's Bi-Polarity

The power struggle continues in Zimbabwean politics between progressive forces and the 'old guard.' The progressive forces want to get on with rebuilding the entire infrastructure of the country, e
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2nd Sunday of Lent: Bringing Everyone to the Table

Bible readings from the Revised Common Lectionary: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38
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'Good Guys and Bad Guys' on the Border

On Saturday, Feb. 21, I was almost arrested for committing assault with a tortilla. Or was it my communion cup that the border patrol agent took to be a threat?
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Beyond Church Walls: Reflections on Faith in Action

Growing up Catholic in San Francisco, I was fortunate to be raised with a passion for social justice rooted in my faith. Contrary to the present-day association of Christianity with political and social conservatism, I view my faith as radical.
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Confession: 'Radicalism Often Turns People into Jerks Rather than Lovers'

Righteous anger, one of the best weapons in the satirist's arsenal, can eat me alive if I'm not careful. Jesus must look at some of my moves and shake his head.
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