The Common Good

God's Politics

Peacemaking, Power, and Politics: Books for Reflection

As a former theology and philosophy professor at Asbury Seminary, Sojourners' COO, Chuck Gutenson, is a walking encyclopedia of all things theological
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President Obama's Call for Common Ground on Abortion Reduction

I am encouraged that President Obama's first action on abortion was to release a statement supporting a common ground approach to reducing abortion, even as he also reiterated his policy of support
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When One Suffers, All Suffer

Have you ever noticed how scripture celebrates our interdependence, our mutuality, and our oneness as the church?
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Hope Replaces Cynicism: Reflections on the Inauguration

Generations are often defined by tragedy and crisis. Cultural milestones are often measured by a traumatic event that is shared by a generation. Remember Pearl Harbor?
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Rev. Joel Hunter on This American Life

In case you're not a loyal listener of PRI's This American Life (the Rodrick Beilers have passed many a long road trip with back-to-back-to-ba
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The Next Stage in the Fight Against Torture

It is still hard to believe that the hopes we have nurtured in the Christian anti-torture movement would come to fruition -- and so early, and so comprehensively, as they did with President Obama's
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Torture and the Currency of Human Rights

In this land that has inherited through our forebears the noblest understandings of the rule of law, our government has deliberately chosen the way of barbarism ...
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Slumdog Millionaire's India: My Sobering Reality

The movie Slumdog Millionaire and the Booker Prize-winning novel
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Inauguration Journal: Scattered Thoughts Over Four Days of History

It's a better country than I thought it was. I honestly wouldn't have thought this possible. I guess I would have agreed with the older generation of African Americans in my neighborhood: This day would never come in our lifetimes-but here it is.
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Seeking Common Ground for Abortion Reduction on Roe vs. Wade Anniversary

Some call this the March for Life day, others the Roe day. It has been a day that divides us.
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