The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Breath: A Poem for Transformational Action

I recently wrote and performed a spoken-word poem for the Transformational Development (TD) Conference at Eastern University, co-sponsored by Eastern and Food for the Hungry.
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Clinton's Africa Trip and Tutu's Legacy

August is women's month in South Africa, with Woman's Day celebrated on August 9.
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Interfaith Health-Care Reform

Hospital waiting rooms are glum places pretty much everywhere. People, sick or injured, wait and wait and wait. Nowhere are the huge gaps between rich and poor so graphically in evidence.
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Eat That

I went to the grocery store at midnight the other night. Is it just me or are the lights at the grocery story brighter at midnight?
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Liberty in North Korea

It's been more than a week since journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee returned to American soil, and the entire world is waiting on baited breath to hear their stories.
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In the Culture War, Justice Loses

A few days ago, radical Muslims in Pakistan began terrorizing the Christian minority in the town of Gojra.
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Christian Hospitality in Phnom Penh

A handful of Christians living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, are making use of the age-old nonviolent practice of hospitality to 60 community representatives who suffer constant threats and intimidation as they work to protect land, fisheries, forests, and waterways from development projects (see
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Put Down the Bottle

I'm not a complete locavore purist, at least not yet. I do eat things shipped from the other side of the world, such as ginger, or (fair trade) chocolate. But water?
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