The Common Good

God's Politics

Postcolonialism Comes Home

For most of us, the term "colonialism" conjures images of palm trees, pith helmets, and mosquito nets.
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Prayers for the Congo

The eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo has once more been a theater of serious violations of human rights.
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Stephen Colbert for the Least of These

Last week more than 500 people gathered in Washington, D.C. to lobby for the DREAM Act.
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Voice of the Day: Karl Rahner

If God's incomprehensibility does not grip us in a word, if it does not draw us into our super-luminous darkness, if it does not call us out of the little house of our homely, close-hugged truths
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Friday Links Round Up: Safe Water. Pizza Boxes. Nukes.

Safe Water. Pizza Boxes. Nukes. Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week.
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DREAMS Are Not Made to be Broken

I am an educator. As with any profession involving children and politics, my job can be simultaneously grueling and rewarding.
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Floodwaters Diverted in Pakistan to Save U.S. Base

It appears that flood waters have been diverted in Pakistan to save a U.S. air base. The Shahbaz air base is used by the U.S. military to launch drone attacks into Afghanistan and Pakistan, attacks that kill a disproportionate number of civilians by the way.
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The Failure to Repeal 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Should Concern All of Us

"After more than 50 years in the military and politics, I am still amazed to see how upset people can get over nothing.
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