The Common Good

God's Politics

Breaking the 'Resource Curse'

The Enough Project's recent report about conflict minerals in Congo highlights how the "resource curse" (as desc
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Poor Folks' Food

My mother loved food.
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Five Steps to Avoid Financial Disaster (Inflated Expectations, Part 2)

[Continued from part 1] I have no idea how the United States will or can get out of the economic mess we've spent the last 50 years getting ourselves into. As individuals, though, we can take steps to avoid disaster.
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Haiti: TPS and the Coming Negativity

My friends and I worried about the negativity that would emerge when the Department of Homeland Security granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Haitian nationals, allowing them to remain in th
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Haiti and the Wedding at Cana

My family and I returned from vacation Tuesday to news reports of the devastation in Haiti.
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The Flight to Egypt and the Continuing Challenges of Refugees

Epiphany has passed as well as Coptic Christmas earlier in January. A beautifully carved olive wood figure I bought in Bethlehem a couple of years ago titled "The Flight to Egypt" is the last of my Christmas decorations.
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