The Common Good

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Three Priorities for Darfur

I have a confession to make. In the ninth year of the 21st century, and on my own 46th birthday, I may be the last activist left in America that has never penned a blog.
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Voice of the Day: Moshe Dayan

If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends, you talk to your enemies. - Moshe Dayan
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Stop the Raids

For the past several weeks, Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Chicago has been conducting a national tour promoting immigration reform, primarily speaking at Latino evangelical churches around the country.
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My Definition of the Emerging Church

If I had a dollar for every person who has asked me "So, what IS the emerging church?" we could meet our budget this year. Here's my own definition, and it is just that -- my definition. Not the definition. This is descriptive, not prescriptive. When I use the term "emerging church" here's what I mean by that. (I feel like I'm walking into a minefield, but here we go ...)
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Mocking Our Neighbor

Last week Eugene Cho posted his thoughts on how it hurt him and his children when people,
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Rising Up to Heal a Sick Global System

It would have been the last thing they expected. They thought this was their chance to discredit him on a point of law they thought was safe ground.
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'Shooting and Crying': Israeli Soldiers Tell Their Gaza War Stories

In last week's SojoMail, the quote of the week was from an Israeli squad leader describing the incredulous reactions of his men when he took measures to protect civilian lives during the invasion of Gaza.
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Fourth Sunday of Lent: Faith into Action

Bible readings from the Revised Common Lectionary: Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm107; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21
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You Can't Say That on TV, Mr. President

I woke up this morning to Donnie Simpson's voice (yes, my alarm clock is tuned into morning hip-hop jams on
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