The Common Good

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Love God=End Poverty: Why I'm Going to the Mobilization to End Poverty

A year ago, anyone driving around Columbus, Ohio, was likely to see a billboard with the slogan, "Love God?
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The NAACP Century

With the bicentennials of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin the subject of numerous conferences, articles, and television shows this month, we also should remember another important commemoration in 2009: the centennial of the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
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Rare Repentance: John Lewis Receives Apology from Attacker

I have been studying the civil rights movement for over a decade, and continue to be amazed by the stories of courage and sacrifice that marked that heroic era in United States history.
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Tulia and Jena: America in Miniature

I moved to Tulia, Texas, in the summer of 1998, a year before a massive drug bust decimated the black side of town.
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Waltz with Bashir: Drawing a Massacre from Memory

Each time I write about the Middle East, I feel compelled to repeat three concepts.
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Women Leaders in the Early Church

Look at these astonishing verses from Romans 16.
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Being the Oaks of Righteousness: Domestic Workers United

In the fall of 2007, not long after I started to work with New York Faith & Justice, I learned of an in-depth Bible study on
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'They Told Me to Forget My Name. I Was Now Number 21'

Today is the sixth day of freedom after my four-day imprisonment.
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Australia's Wildfires: It Is Well?

It has been described as the worst disaster in Victoria's history. Saturday was the hottest day ever recorded in the Melbourne region, following years of drought and weeks of heat wave conditions.
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Economic Recovery Agreement a 'Major Achievement'

Today, the House and Senate will vote on the final economic stimulus conference report.
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