The Common Good

God's Politics

When Will 3.5 Million Palestinians Get Their Chance For Freedom?

I must confess I was dumbfounded. It was bad enough this winter when Israel refused to call a moratorium on settlements in the West Bank, even after the United States urged it to do so (and sent our latest $3 billion check).
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Back in Business in Haiti

More than a year after an earthquake stalled the country's economy, some business owners in Haiti have recovered and expanded production faster than expected. "The key word is innovation," says Daniel Jean-Louis, business professor in Port-au-Prince.
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Showcasing Unsung Heroes in the Middle East

During my interview in Sojourners (December 2010) w
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Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Civilian Casualties. Drones. Solutions.

[Editors' note: As part of Sojourners campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate our readers about the latest news and deve
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Loving Your Enemies (Even When You Don't Want To)

Sometimes when I'm bored I kind of like to fill in sound effects that I think the crowd listening to Jesus might have responded with.
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Wisconsin: America's Tahrir Square?

A week after a shocked world reveled in Egypt's incredible moment of freedom and people power, Wisconsin is reviving its own unique tradition of people power and creative protest.
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Poverty Tourism Can Make Us Thankful

The jolt in Port-au-Prince herniated a disk in my lower back last month. The pain is making it hard to sleep at night.
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Wall Street's Plastic -- and Poison -- Ivy

If corporate fronts designed to look like grassroots efforts are known as
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Friday Links Round Up: Mobilizing Hope. Gnomes. Afghanistan.

Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week:
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Still Missing in the Arab World: Assembly and Free Speech

Ten years ago, I established AmmanNet, the Arab world's first Internet radio that used technology to create audio and text content freely.
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