The Common Good

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Why I'm Trying to Resist Political Prejudice

I'll be honest, I've been pretty disgusted with the callousness of our national discourse, how so many politicians, including Democrats, seem all too eager to balance state and federal
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People of Faith United in Wisconsin

In the midst of the national uproar over the attempt by Wisconsin Gov.
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'Have You Tried Washing Their Feet?'

A few weeks ago, I got a free sermon on the metro.
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When Will 3.5 Million Palestinians Get Their Chance For Freedom?

I must confess I was dumbfounded. It was bad enough this winter when Israel refused to call a moratorium on settlements in the West Bank, even after the United States urged it to do so (and sent our latest $3 billion check).
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Back in Business in Haiti

More than a year after an earthquake stalled the country's economy, some business owners in Haiti have recovered and expanded production faster than expected. "The key word is innovation," says Daniel Jean-Louis, business professor in Port-au-Prince.
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Showcasing Unsung Heroes in the Middle East

During my interview in Sojourners (December 2010) w
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Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Civilian Casualties. Drones. Solutions.

[Editors' note: As part of Sojourners campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate our readers about the latest news and deve
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Loving Your Enemies (Even When You Don't Want To)

Sometimes when I'm bored I kind of like to fill in sound effects that I think the crowd listening to Jesus might have responded with.
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Wisconsin: America's Tahrir Square?

A week after a shocked world reveled in Egypt's incredible moment of freedom and people power, Wisconsin is reviving its own unique tradition of people power and creative protest.
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Poverty Tourism Can Make Us Thankful

The jolt in Port-au-Prince herniated a disk in my lower back last month. The pain is making it hard to sleep at night.
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