The Common Good
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This past weekend in my neighborhood of Overland Park, a shooter killed three people and injured others. ... I know two ways souls respond to such hate. In one, the heart hardens against the violence, protecting itself. In the other, the heart weeps, leaving itself open to be broken again.

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In the face of tragedy, Boston faith leaders from across traditions worked together to help their community. One year after the Boston Marathon bombing, Presbyterian minister Rev. Burns Stanfield, Imam Suhaib Webb, and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism's Rachel Laser reflect on their common lessons. 


Here are a few specific reasons why it is important for men to take the time to be with their partners — to be present at their children’s births and during those first weeks or months, whenever possible.  

Neither words nor images can fully convey the emotional crises, psychological torment, and heart-wrenching pain the Rwandans experienced during the genocide. The “On Pilgrimage” series features the stories that impacted me most — the stories in which I found active examples of healing that has transcended into my experience.

I’m seeing that the issue is not doctrine; it’s attitude. It’s not theology; it’

In evangelical culture, we talk a lot about whether someone can be a “real Christian” and believe in this or that. But biblically, I think it makes a lot more sense to ask whether someone can be a “real Christian” and not showcase the fruit of the Spirit.

Jarrod McKenna and Zopho, photo by Aaron Bunch, AFR

Jarrod McKenna and his social-worker wife Teresa and son Tyson decided to tackle one of the most controversial political policies of the past two decades — Australia's asylum-seeker and refugee arrangements.

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