The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

New Violence Takes Aim at Northern Ireland's Hard-Won Peace

On Saturday night, two young soldiers preparing to go to Afghanistan were murdered in Antrim, Northern Ireland. Four other people, including two men delivering pizzas, were injured.
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Zimbabwe Prime Minister's Wife Killed in Car Crash

A dark cloud has descended on Zimbabwe.
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The God Who Sees: International Women's Day Synchroblog

Shortly after I took a position as Children's Ministry Director at a small Baptist church, I sat down with the kids under my care and asked them what questions they would like to ask God.
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The Danger of Deception

How many times have we heard that women are more easily deceived than men?
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Does Grace Abound to the Chief of Torturers?

On the first day of the Obama administration, our newly elected president signed the order to close down Guatanamo. Scores of human rights advocates were in ecstasy. For those of us committed to peace and social justice, the words Guatanamo and Abu Ghraib invoke images of shock and horror. How could we as a nation have stooped so low? Where was the outcry from the Body of Christ?
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From Lazy Pluralism to Active Solidarity

I guess that people are on a journey when it comes to faith. Some admit to being on a journey, while there are those who state they have arrived.
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Blog and Preach to Honor International Women's Day This Sunday

Each year on March 8 the world takes time to observe International Women's Day.
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Good News in Both Word and Deed

It's a new world we're living in. The troubles and hardships that were once easy to shove under our country's red, white, and blue rug now fly up in our faces on a daily basis.
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An Unsung Catholic Environmental Legacy

Current newspapers and blogs are replete with commentaries on the outcome of the presidential elections, the ailing economy, and life issues, especially abortion.
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