The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Violence from the Past

The day after we here in the U.S. paused to remember the men and women who had died fighting for our country, the fight continued from beyond the grave.
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Untold Story: BP-sized Oil Spills Happen All the Time in Nigeria

The BP Oil Spill is the worst oil spill in U.S. history, much worse than Exxon Valdez.
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A Time for Moral Reckoning

I am watching unbelievable pictures tonight of endless swaths of brown oil mixed with the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, of dying wetlands and marshes, of miles of contaminated coastlines, of d
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An Early BP Christmas Present? Please, God, No

"Spill" sounds so innocuous, doesn't it?
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Labor is Part of the Immigration Equation

If migration policy was "freed" or emancipated, people could respond to real work opportunities, economies would be able to grow globally, the federal and state focus could be put on fighting crime and
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Another Cost of the Flotilla Raid

Along with shooting nine peace activists during their attack on the peace flotilla this week, Israeli commandos may have shot themselves in the foot
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Nonviolence and the Gaza Freedom Movement

Three days have passed since the Israeli navy attacked an international Gaza Freedom Movement "Freedom Flotilla," intent
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Time to Declare a Mission Trip Moratorium

Like many Christ-followers in the United States, I have participated in my fair share of mission trips to the Caribbean and Central and South America over the past few decades.
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I'm Part of the Reason For That Oil Spill

In the daily grind of life there are few obstacles as irritating as traffic. The opening scene of "Office Space" deftly captures the sentiment. You know it, the neurotic jockeying and ill-fated attempts we make to slip ourselves into the lane that appears to be moving.
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