The Common Good

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Palestinian Christians Still Waiting for Peace

When I lived in Jerusalem during the fall of 2000, after the failure of Camp David and as the second intifada erupted, I found myself angry with everything around me - the crushing might of Israel'
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The Promise of Christmas

At the time of year when Christians proclaim the birth of the Prince of Peace, in too many places our world remains wracked by violence, and our efforts to end it seem futile.
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My Advent Calendar: December 23

This morning's window opened to a picture of Joseph, Mary's husband and Jesus' earthly father.
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Will Obama Spell Justice Outside of the U.S.?

More people around the world will watch Barack Obama's inauguration than any other presidential inauguration in history.
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Struggling with Tolerance

Frank Schaeffer at The Huffington Post has
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2008: Cinema in Review

Looking back on the year's movies, I'm struck by how many of my favorites featured the theme of family and community -- perhaps this reflects only my current personal concerns, or maybe there's a b
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My Advent Calendar: December 22

As the days grow shorter, darker, and colder, our longing for the light intensifies. In these lengthened days of winter, the Advent calendar window opened to reveal Mary, the mother of Jesus, the one who carried light into the world.
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My Advent Calendar

Diana's Advent reflections will conclude next week.
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An Agenda of Peace

While most attention is being paid to the deepening economic crisis, the incoming Obama administration will also inherit a number of interrelated international crises.
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Policy and Organizing: A Year in Review

It was quite a busy year for the policy team at Sojourners, and we can already hear the challenges and opportunities of 2009 calling for our attention.
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