The Common Good

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A Republican, a Democrat, and a Buddhist Walk into a Room …
Originally Posted: 04/25/2014 - 2:41pm | Type: Blog

At the heart of dialogue is the core value of respect for others. Respect for others — people of different faiths, races, political affiliations, whatever — is one of the 10 core American values I documented i ...

What If We Listened?
Originally Posted: 01/02/2014 - 10:42am | Type: Blog

How about if we put down our dukes and listen? How about if we refrain from seeing differences as a threat — even if opinions are delivered in a somewhat threatening way — and instead seek to see stories? ...

Time to Start Talking
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 8:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins There is an overwhelming need for publicly compelling conversation about violence, guns, and the role of entertainment med ...

A Deeper Engagement
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 8:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Wes Granberg-Michaelson Bible, Gender, Sexuality calls us to a more honest dialogue about scripture's meaning for us today. ...

Breaking the Impasse
Originally Posted: 03/28/2013 - 8:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Wes Granberg-Michaelson It's time to reframe the church's conversation around same-sex relationships. ...

What Does It Mean to Be on God's Side?
Originally Posted: 03/28/2013 - 8:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis The need for the common good has never seemed so timely. I RECENTLY FINISHED a new book, which we ...

The Wee Occupation of LaVeta, Colorado
Originally Posted: 01/13/2012 - 9:52am | Type: Blog

Rod House’s “wee encampment” was a one-man occupation on the library grounds in LaVeta, Colorado, population 906, some 65 miles southwest of Pueblo. He was so horrified by what he saw happening to protesters i ...

An Invitation to The Great Conversation
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 1:30pm | Type: SojoMail

January 5, 2012   QUOTE OF THE WEEK "Proportionately, tha ...

An Invitation to The Great Conversation
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 12:25pm | Type: Blog

The 2012 presidential election is expected to be the most mean-spirited and vitriolic we’ve ever seen. That may be true, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it must be that way. We can solve that problem one conve ...

Praying for (and Engaging with) the One Percent
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 1:37pm | Type: Blog

There has been a lot of anger levied at the very wealthy since the Occupy movement began back in September. There is no doubt that much of this anger is justified – righteous indignation, if you will. ...