The Common Good

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The Revolution of the Heart Begins in Community

For nearly two months oil has gushed into the Gulf because of BP's government-endorsed "error." The environmental destruction has reached epic prop
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Immigration, Children, and the Way of Jesus

Last month, an encounter between Michelle Obama and a Latina child in a suburban Maryland school brought into sharp relief one of the most pressing issues surrounding U.S.
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Who Can Throw the First Stone at BP? None of Us.

I don't know the personal, spiritual ground of those who created the situation that has become the BP oil spill disaster. I know, however, that I am in no position to "throw the first stone." My style and standard of living cries for oil wells to be built.
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Faith & Justice Networks: New Wineskins for Justice

Over the past decade, discussions about justice have reached a tipping point in the evangelical world.
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Foreclosure: Dismantling Family Ties

A recent study authored by National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and the Center for Community Capital at the University of North Carolina found that family bonds were profoundly distressed after exper
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President Obama Cannot Please Everyone

Commentary on President Obama's response to the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico says that he has not been tough enough on BP, that he has not shown
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DC Catholic Charities: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish

Few people expect their workplace benefits to be a casualty of the culture wars, but in Washington, DC, the battle over same-sex marriage hit local employees of Catholic Charities square in the poc
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Uganda's Transformation Must Start With Me

Since independence 47 years ago, Uganda has not experienced peace. Civil wars, coups, military regimes, you name it. People are getting fed up.
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What's in a Name? Living in a "Rule of Law" City

Last month, the mayor of Costa Mesa -- where I live -- proposed and passed a proclamation declaring our city a "Rule of Law" city. It is not that we were in total anarchy before May.
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