The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

A Lenten Prayer for Justice, Mercy, and Humility

The season of Lent reminds us of the renewal that came through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
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Beating the F-22 Fighter Jet into a Ploughshare

"People will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy."
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Examining Paul's Perspective on 'Authority'

"A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve.
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Gender, Genetics, and God

"The difference between men and women," the humorist Dave Barry says, "is that, if given the choice between saving the life of an infant or catching a fly ball, a woman will automatically choose to
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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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