The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

A Spiritual Struggle

Sunday evening the Mobilization to End Poverty will begin.
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Evangelicals Need to Love Gay People

Jonathan Merritt may be the most courageous Southern Baptist in America this week for his USA Tod
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Torture Memos: 'What Is Done in the Dark'

Jesus taught: "For nothing is hidden that will not be disclosed, nor is anything secret that will not become known and come to light" (Luke 8:17). In other words: the truth will come out.
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Equal Justice Under the Law: The Case for Cocaine Sentencing Reform

A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but an accurate weight is his delight. (Proverbs 11:1)
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'Race Isn't Supposed to Matter Anymore. Except When it Does.'

This week's issue of Newsweek features a compelling article about the evolution of race relations at Princeton University ("
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Made in L.A.: Putting a Human Face on the Immigrant Experience

Seven years ago, I set out to make a little film that would put a human face on the struggles of immigrant workers in L.A.
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The Social Side Effects of Global Warming

We are at a global turning point.
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Why I Got Arrested on Good Friday

"Good" Friday was real good this year. We remembered Jesus, and we remembered Jesus disguised in the "least of these" -- those who continue to be tortured, spit on, slapped, insulted, misunderstood
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Fighting Poverty with Family and Faith on the Gulf Coast

I am a native of Biloxi, Mississippi. To the rest of the world, we are the left behind communities. I thank God on a daily basis that I have the family I have. My father was a Baptist preacher that walked the walk and not just talked the talk. That is a rare jewel that we as people don't see a lot of.
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Defining 'Progressive'

"Progressive" has become the adjective of choice to describe faith communities with commitments to justice, serving the poor, and environmentalism.
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