The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Outrage about Helen Thomas

Sometimes it feels like there's hardly enough outrage to go around. I started this post to condemn the recent, well, outrageous, words of Helen Thomas.
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Focusing World Cup Fever on South Africa's Fringe

I have committed my work, social action, and development endeavors to a social consciousness and awareness that propels a high standard of morality, ethics, and codes of conduct.
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Stop the Crippling of the Clean Air Act

The brazen chutzpah of Big Oil and Big Coal is amazing.
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We Must Respond to the Needs of the Gulf Coast

We are counting the days now: the 49th day of the oil spill, the 50th, the 51st. We now know more every day, too.
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Seeing Our Place in the Matrix

I won't forget the day the 15-year-old Korean exchange student I tutored informed me she needed surgery to "correct" her eyes. I stopped my grammar lesson and had her teach me about racism.
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University of Puerto Rico Students Strike

Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory.
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Social Justice is a Virtue

Christianity promises, by grace and through faith, that believers will spend eternity with God in paradise.
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Empathy and Empire are Antithetical

A University of Michigan study suggests that the college students of today are 40 percent less empathetic than students twenty or thirty years ago.
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When Grace and Death Collide

Hans Peterson, a good friend of mine, died two months ago in a work-related accident.
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Health Care and a New Imagination

About 25 years ago, the pastor of a relatively poor congregation had an accident and racked up a huge medical bill in the hospital.
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