The Common Good

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Money "Creation": Let there be money?

If the financial crisis shows anything, it's that what's happening on Wall Street matters to Main Street, and that we should never take "it's too complicated for you to understand" as an answer
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Blessing of the Bicycles

Urban biking is not without peril. Many of my parishioners rely almost exclusively on human-powered transportation and do so while competing for road space with motorized vehicles.
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Saving Kansas City, One (Green) Step at a Time

Troost Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri, has been dividing rich and poor, black and white, jobless and employed in this city since the days of Jim Crow when it was a legal line of segregation.
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Stop Starbucks

When Robert Greenwald, founder and president of Brave New Films -- an organization that uses new media and
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Zimbabwe's Hall of Faith

I realize that I have been guilty of overlooking "conversations of faith" with friends and family -- conversations that reflect the spirit of faith similar to that of the heroes and heroines record
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What if the Bible's Ruth Came to America Today?

Learning from Shavuot and Pentecost: Can we share our harvest? Can we share our talk and tongues? Can we relearn how to share our work and rest?
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Liberty University's New Policy

Did you read the news of Liberty University (founded by the lat
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Judge Sotomayor's Nomination

This morning I was touched and blessed by the tears of a Puerto Rican immigrant grandmother. She came to the U.S.
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The Human Rights Crisis in the Philippines

One morning earlier this year, Edelina "Eden" Jolloso-Jerus, working at her family store in San Juan-Roro, the Philippines, was shot five times by a helmeted man and killed before the eyes of her two children.
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Native American Theology(ies)

"It's a problem of being heard," says Randy Woodley, a Native American theologian. "I feel like 500 years ago, maybe God did bring the white man over.
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