The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Education in Color

Raising one half-African son and one of mixed European descent posed both ordinary and unique parenting challenges for my husband and me.
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Obama Reaches Out to Palestinian Christians

It is undeniable that the Palestinian people - Muslim and Christians - have suffered in pursuit of a homeland. For more than 60 years they have endured the pain of dislocation.
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I Am More Than a Stereotype

Welcome to the month of June. Did you know that May is considered Asian Pacific Heritage Month? Don't worry, most folks don't know or care either.
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Yearning for Change in Zimbabwe

Since the signing of the agreement that led to a government of "national unity," there was an expectation that this could be the start of a new era in Zimbabwe.
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IMF Needs a Reality Check, Not a Blank Check

Earlier last month, President Obama requested $108 billion in new money for the International Monetary Fund to show the world that we stood up for our commitments to fighting the global recession.
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Abu Ghraib: Don't Be Afraid of the Truth

Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba wrote the U.S. Army's report on the Abu Ghraib torture scandal. He was then forced into retirement.
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To Hell with Human Trafficking. There, I Said It.

Is it possible that we as Christians just aren't angry enough about injustices like human trafficking and slavery? Perhaps we've grown too desensitized, domesticated, and docile.
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The Legacy of an Eco-Prophet: Remembering Thomas Berry

Today's most pressing task for humanity, I believe, is to halt the current environmental crisis.
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