The Common Good

God's Politics

University of Puerto Rico Students Strike

Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory.
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Social Justice is a Virtue

Christianity promises, by grace and through faith, that believers will spend eternity with God in paradise.
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Empathy and Empire are Antithetical

A University of Michigan study suggests that the college students of today are 40 percent less empathetic than students twenty or thirty years ago.
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When Grace and Death Collide

Hans Peterson, a good friend of mine, died two months ago in a work-related accident.
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Health Care and a New Imagination

About 25 years ago, the pastor of a relatively poor congregation had an accident and racked up a huge medical bill in the hospital.
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The Hard Work of Racial Reconciliation

Several years ago, I visited a slave castle along the coast of Ghana, West Africa. This castle was one of the primary centers for shipping slaves from Africa to the New World.
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Mysticism for Mathematicians

I've always longed to see the world through a poet's eyes -- to see the magical in the everyday and to be able to weave words in such a way as to convey that magic to others.
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California Band Hires Latino Day Laborers

A San Francisco band called Monarchs hired three Latino day laborers to pose as the band members in a music video for their song "Mexicans." Both the video and the song pay tribute to the
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