The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Hope for Darfur?

The United States has recognized that genocide is taking place in Darfur, Sudan. That recognition is now five years old.
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How Advocacy Works

Advocating for the poor is crucial in this time of recession, but maybe you're a little nervous about actually walking into your member of Congress' office, even after the great training you ca
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10 Reasons We Don't Like to Talk About Race

Last week, I shared a post titled "
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India's Women Stand Up to Religious Bullies

At the end of January in Mangalore, India, a group of right-wing extremists, the Sri Rama Sena, entered a bar and assaulted the women there.
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Guarded Optimism in Zimbabwe and South Africa

It's been just over two weeks into the new transitional government in Zimbabwe. There is guarded optimism and most people have adopted a 'wait and see' approach.
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The Poverty Forum's Three Points of Common Ground

It is the power of relationships that make new things possible. Relationships are the foundation of and the means for creating a culture shift.
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Poem: Freedom's Lament

Freedom is on my mind. In the case of South Africa, political freedom was achieved almost 15 years ago. It was a freedom from the heresy of Apartheid.
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Prayer, Renewal, and Action on Immigration Week

Jesus said in Matthew chapter 18, "Where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them." God is showing up in a powerful way amongst immigrants and non-immigrants alike all
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New York Post Monkey Cartoon: Beyond the Pale

What?! Really... the editors of the New York Post thought this would work?
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Eric Holder on America and Race: 'A Nation of Cowards'

Are you a coward? Chicken? When it comes to the issue of race, why are Americans [including Christians] so reticent and reluctant to engage in honest conversations? What are we scared of?
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