The Common Good

God's Politics

This Lent -- Looking Inward, Looking Outward

Congress is working on the federal budget for the rest of the fiscal year 2011.
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Why Does a Yemeni Woman Have Pictures of Gandhi, King, and Mandela?

As I read Sudarsan Raghavan's Washington Post article yesterday on Yemen
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Come Together to Combat Torture

Duke Divinity School is hosting an inter-faith conference on torture from March 25 to 26, with the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT), the Duke Human Rights Center, and the North C
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What Would You Do With $1 Trillion?

The United States has already spent $3 trillion on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
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Xenophobic Border Watch Groups are Domestic Terrorists

On May 30, 2009, a terrorist attack in Arizona ended the lives of two U.S. citizens -- a Latino man and his 9-year-old daughter.
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Obama's Budget Battle Hurts the Poor

President Obama released his budget proposal Monday, officially staking his position in what
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How Child Sex Trafficking is Being Overcome in the Philippines

One of the things that make the work of fighting global slavery so difficult is that people feel defeated by the sheer size and scope of the problem.
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When is Nationalism Healthy?

I watched the film Invictus for the second time last weekend.
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Democratization: Another Mountain to Climb in Egypt

There is a Haitian proverb that says after every mountain, there is another mountain.
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