The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

2nd Sunday of Lent: Bringing Everyone to the Table

Bible readings from the Revised Common Lectionary: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38
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'Good Guys and Bad Guys' on the Border

On Saturday, Feb. 21, I was almost arrested for committing assault with a tortilla. Or was it my communion cup that the border patrol agent took to be a threat?
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Beyond Church Walls: Reflections on Faith in Action

Growing up Catholic in San Francisco, I was fortunate to be raised with a passion for social justice rooted in my faith. Contrary to the present-day association of Christianity with political and social conservatism, I view my faith as radical.
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Confession: 'Radicalism Often Turns People into Jerks Rather than Lovers'

Righteous anger, one of the best weapons in the satirist's arsenal, can eat me alive if I'm not careful. Jesus must look at some of my moves and shake his head.
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Let's Talk About Race

Most of my life I have been thinking about race and religion -- as a child when my family left my native Costa Rica to move to inner-city New Jersey, as a teenager struggling to develop my faith an
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Mobilization and Murder in our Nation's Capital

It's 8 p.m. and I'm exhausted. My six-month-old boy finally stopped crying and fell asleep
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Mixed Signals on Immigration Enforcement

Washington, D.C., is sending mixed signals about how to enforce immigration law, and immigrants and their families are suffering the consequences.
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Vote in the M2EP FilmMaker Challenge

In preparation for the upcoming Mobilization to End Poverty on April 26th - 29th, Sojourners and World Vision have launched their first ever
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