The Common Good

Jim Wallis Articles

Well, it finally happened.

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When Newt Gingrich talks these days about his concern for the
poor, I wonder if something new and good might happen-or something
terrible.

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An Alternative to the Religious Right.

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This fall's elections were indeed a political turning point. The Democrats who say their debacle was only a rejection of politics in general and whoever was in power are just wrong.

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When I first heard about The Bell Curve, the new book by Charles Murray and the late Richard Herrnstein, I remembered an incident last year at Sojourners Neighborhood Center.

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What if, in front of the whole world, the U.S. pledged unequivocal U.S. support for the restoration of democracy in Haiti?

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A sign of transformation in a world that isn't working.

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The transformation of South Africa is one of the most
significant events of our time. It therefore deserves serious
reflection.

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The miraculous events in South
Africa made hope possible for me again. I
was there for the transformation—the inauguration of a new South Africa—and
will never be the same.

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"The only game in town?" C’mon, Dave! You
don’t really want to give all that away, do ya’?
Didn’t that Palestinian peasant come saying, "A new
game is at hand"?

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A dream came to me. It was the mid-1990s. Most unusual things began to happen...

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The glare of the camera lights showed the anguish on Joseph Bernardin’s face as he arrived at the annual meeting of U.S. Catholic bishops last November in Washington, D.C.

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Not in polite company. That’s where you were not supposed to talk about either politics or religion. Remember?

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Marian Wright Edelman's ethic of service.

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The Churches Mobilize to Save Urban America.

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Over Thanksgiving weekend in 1973, a group of evangelical Christians
met together in the dilapidated Chicago YMCA on Wabash Street.

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I have to admit, it's nice to wake up in the morning without half expecting the White House to launch another intervention in a Third World country or proudly announce another cut in a domestic social program that will make people in my neighborhood even poorer.

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The widespread popular discontent that so defined the 1992 election campaign continued unabated into the first year of the new president's term. It would not have mattered who won.

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