The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Tax Day Wish: Prophetic Voices on Taxes

Where are the prophetic voices on the topic of taxation this April 15?
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Call me Eugene MacGyver

What do you do with something like this? A North Texas legislator during House testimony on voter identification legislation said Asian-descent voters should adopt names that are "easier for Americans to deal with."
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Celebrating Easter Reconciliation: Alive and One in Christ

As we celebrate Easter and Christ's empty tomb, we recognize that Calvary changes everything!
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A Good Friday Appeal to Abolish the Death Penalty

Ten years ago on Good Friday, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement and call to action: "On this
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Jesus Wants to Eat With You

There are numerous significant theological and biblical meanings behind the Last Supper (Passover Seder) and while the pursuit
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Reflections on an Election Year Holy Week

"Maundy Thursday" comes from the Latin word mandatum which means "command." This refers to when Jesus said, "A new commandment I have for you, that you love one another" (John 13:34) as he washed h
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Watch and Pray

Last week, before the budget vote, I talked with several senators on the phone as they were about to cast their vote. The ones I spoke to were friends, and I told them that I was praying for them.
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Obama's Public Promise to Reform Immigration this Year

Hundreds of faith leaders and immigrant advocates across the country visiting their members of Congress at home this week just got a huge boost from the Obama administration.
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Obama: 'America is not a Christian Nation'

Monday, in his address to the Turkish Parlaiment, President Obama made a statement guaranteed to spark controversy.
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