The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Persistent Efforts to Counter a Persistent Nuclear Threat

A generation has now come of age now for which "Fall Out Shelter" signs are nothing but rusty remnants of a time long past.
+Continue Reading

Compassionate Conservatives Looking to Rebrand and Expand Their Mission

I've been asked to comment on churches that are more conservative, predominantly evangelical, and how they are coalescing around poverty reduction.
+Continue Reading

A Vision for the Foreign Aid Budget

I would like to address the foreign affairs portion of the president's budget.
+Continue Reading

Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Support Wearing Thin

In a stunning turnabout, some of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's firmest allies distanced themselves from his hard-line tactics when the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted to postpone accepting $1.6 m
+Continue Reading

A Higher Authority for Sudan's President

Sudanese President al-Bashir's recent v
+Continue Reading

What Keeps Us From Living MLK's Dream?

Last year Naomi Tutu and I met on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to keep vigil on the 40th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Friends joined us from around the country. We asked the visitors gathered there: "What keeps us from living the Dream?" Most folks spoke of fear. Some spoke of ignorance.
+Continue Reading

The Day MLK Died

The new Life.com features a collection of never-before-published photos of the events in the hours immediately following Martin Lut
+Continue Reading

The Rush Limbaugh April Fools' Response

April 1 was quite the roller coaster for me. First of all, I'm already in a good mood because it's my sister's birthday (no kidding).
+Continue Reading

Jesus and the Children of Empire

Jesus, who was a Palestinian Jew living under Roman occupation, preached a message that was anti-state and religious imperialism.
+Continue Reading

Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery

She is a girl whose father sold her to strangers. They took her far from home, and now she is a prostitute. He works for no money paying off the debt of a long dead ancestor.
+Continue Reading