The Common Good

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Perseverance with Vision in Zimbabwe

By persevering the egg walks on legs. (Ethiopian Proverb)
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In My Community: Equal at Birth, but Incarcerated at Adulthood

Dane County, Wisconsin, is an amazing community for African-American babies to be born into. It is a horrible community in which to live if you are an adult African-American male.
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Uniting to Eliminate Violence against Women

"Some 70 percent of women experience in their lifetime some form of physical or sexual violence from men -- the majority from husbands, intimate partners or someone they know."
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This Thanksgiving Remember the Immigrant, Pilgrim

As I take time to reflect on what I am truly thankful for, my family certainly tops the list. I've just been out of the country for a week, so I will cherish the time sitting around the table with my kids, asking one another to share what we are most thankful for.
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What Do Health-Care Reform, the 40-Hour Work Week, Unemployment Insurance, the Minimum Wage, etc., Have in Common?

Well, they were all brought to you be political progressives, they were all opposed by political conservatives, and they all are now viewed as fundamental presuppositions of a healthy society by vi
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'The Three Most Important Issues'?: What the Manhattan Declaration Gets Wrong

As I said in my previous post, I can find things to applaud in the recent
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A Thanksgiving Reflection on Food

The United States is a country that is at once overweight and hungry. There are those among us who are overweight and obese. There are those among us who live with food insecurity.
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An Open Letter from Sojourners to Zondervan

We at Sojourners, in solidarity with our Asian American sisters and brothers, affirm the act of repentance by Zondervan in its
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Affirming the Footnotes: What the Manhattan Declaration Gets Right

Although there are several points I find troubling, inaccurate, or misleading in the recent Manhattan Declaration, and although I noticed the relative
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A Modern Underground Railroad for North Korean Refugees

As I set foot in China, many emotions invaded my thoughts. I guess you could say I was somewhat nervous. My last visit to China involved being detained for a day on suspicion of helping North Korean refugees -- an "offense" punishable in China with up to three years in prison.
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