The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

'A Black Man Would Never Be President'

When I was a kid I remember hearing and declaring that I could be anything I wanted to be, which included being the president of the United States.
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Thrilled at Last to Be Thrilled to Vote

At 6:30 a.m., my 7-year-old daughter wakes me. "Mommy! Is it time to vote?"
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Video and Petition: A Prayer and Pledge for President-elect Obama

Dear Mr. President-elect Obama: I want personally to offer you my prayers as you embark on the enormous challenge of leading our country in a time of great crisis and crossroads. While our ultimate hope is our faith in God, we also have high hopes for your administration.
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Vote in Sojourners' Election Issues Poll

Sojourners is interested in hearing about the issues you care most about in this historic election. Take the quick poll and find out how others voted as well.

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Still Hungry

This weekend I found myself irritable, tired, and hungry. Not hungry for food, but with an ache in my spirit. A burdensome kind of discontent not easily soothed by quick fixes.
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Religion in the Race for the White House

As part of my coverage of the American Academy of Religion's annual meeting, I attended a day-long workshop titled "Religion in the Race for the White House." Fo
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A Consistent Ethic of Life from the Unborn to Baghdad

Two pictures rotating on my laptop's screen-saver instantaneously rotate in my mind each time I hear a candidate or a preacher address the "value of human life."
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Fasting for Immigrant Justice this Election Season

Activists, evangelical Christians, and Catholic Workers have joined in a hunger strike in downtown Los Angeles to expose the plight of immigrants in the United States and to motivate 1 million peop
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My Prayer for Election Day

On the eve of this historic election, let us pause for a moment of thanks.
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Outlawing the Symptom: Our Broken Abortion Strategy

Every election year the urgent call to vote our evangelical pro-life values is sent out to all the faith.
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