The Common Good

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Dear Santa, All I Want for Christmas...

Dear Santa, I remember how Christmas used to be when I was a little girl: waking up early Christmas morning, racing downstairs to see the presents and unwrapping gifts.
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Audio: Change We Can Believe In

In this clip Pastor Efrem talks about how, in order to be change agents in society, we need to change a church divided by race, class, and culture.
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Automakers: Apology Accepted

This week GM printed a full page ad in Automotive News magazine to make a public apology. They said:
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My Advent Calendar: December 11

Not surprisingly, when I opened the eleventh window, it revealed a picture of a lion holding a book-the ancient Christian symbol for Mark the evangelist.
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Postville Still Suffering in the Wake of Immigration Raids

Months after the largest immigration enforcement raid in history, the tiny community of Postville is still sufferin
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Time Magazine's Top Ten Religion Stories: Right on New Evangelicals, Wrong on the Economy

Time magazine just released its "Top Ten of Everything in 2008."
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My Advent Calendar: December 10

As I opened window 10, I had to squint to see a small angelic figure holding a book-the traditional Christian symbol for Matthew, the gospel writer. Although Christmas conjures images of angels, the Matthew sign isn't an angel. His symbol is a human being with wings.
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Remembering Merton on the 40th Anniversary of His Death

1968 was a year filled with tragic deaths, of young leaders lost.
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India's Challenge after Mumbai 26/11: Don't Repeat America's Mistakes

After the Mumbai terrorist attacks, India must not commit the same mistakes as the United States in its war on terror.
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