The Common Good

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The Legacy of William Sloane Coffin

Sunday, I preached from the old pulpit of William Sloane Coffin at Yale University.
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A First Person Fight for the Millenium Development Goals

I am the tenth of 17 children from a polygamous East African family. I hail from the village of Kamnwa in western Kenya, near the shores of Lake Victoria, and grew up in Nairobi City.
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From Cultural Conformity to Biblical Obedience

So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
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Hope for Darfur?

The United States has recognized that genocide is taking place in Darfur, Sudan. That recognition is now five years old.
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How Advocacy Works

Advocating for the poor is crucial in this time of recession, but maybe you're a little nervous about actually walking into your member of Congress' office, even after the great training you ca
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10 Reasons We Don't Like to Talk About Race

Last week, I shared a post titled "
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India's Women Stand Up to Religious Bullies

At the end of January in Mangalore, India, a group of right-wing extremists, the Sri Rama Sena, entered a bar and assaulted the women there.
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Guarded Optimism in Zimbabwe and South Africa

It's been just over two weeks into the new transitional government in Zimbabwe. There is guarded optimism and most people have adopted a 'wait and see' approach.
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The Poverty Forum's Three Points of Common Ground

It is the power of relationships that make new things possible. Relationships are the foundation of and the means for creating a culture shift.
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Poem: Freedom's Lament

Freedom is on my mind. In the case of South Africa, political freedom was achieved almost 15 years ago. It was a freedom from the heresy of Apartheid.
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