The Common Good

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If They Are Too Big To Fail, Let's Make Them Smaller

We're off and running. I am headed for the airport to go to Detroit for the first leg in our book tour for Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street-A Moral Compass for the New Economy.
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Redirect: What are you singing?

Redirect to What Are You Singing Series

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The Nazareth Declaration

On November 20, 2009, to considerable media fanfare, a group of 140 senior Christian leaders issued 'The Manhattan Declaration.' In brief, it calls fo
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An Indigenous Ecuadorian Christian Activist Takes on Big Oil

Earlier this year, Luis Yanza, who is featured in the documentary Crude, sat down with Sojourners assistant editor Elizabeth Palmberg to tal
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In Defense of Congregational Singing

Church music was my first language. I was raised in a church tradition that did not allow musical instruments in worship.
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Could Church Become a Playground for All?

Malcolm Gladwell, in his popular book The Tipping Point, names three types of people who do the work of making social movements succeed: Connectors, who bring us together, Mavens, who conn
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An Activism that Loves its Enemies

Sad news from Sydney as a headline for the ABC read, "Abusive letter suspect 'a peace activist'".
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Which Message Are You Listening to?

Have you seen the two videos below produced by Dove?
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To Love God is to Love Our Immigrant Neighbors

"We believe the scriptures are God's revelation to humankind (complete, inspired, inerrant, and infallible); the supreme and final authority in testing all claims about what is true and what is right; and therefore, possessing of authority for the total well-being of human
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Calling All Drug Dealers

Does this sound familiar? A poor, minority community experiences high levels of violence and drug dealing. A predominantly white police force sweeps in and arrests many offenders.
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