The Common Good

God's Politics

Health-Care Polls, Good Will, and the Golden Rule

Good will is a primary element of moral conduct. This is an important idea in the thought of philosopher Immanuel Kant. A good will is good in itself because it does not depend upon whether or not the person will benefit from a particular action or not.
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Haiti: Rebuilding in the Midst of New Earthquake Scares

I'm just posting this after a huge earthquake scare. Our house shook again like crazy about at about 1:26 a.m. Tuesday, screams came from our neighborhood, sirens went off in Port au Prince
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Professional Women and Impostor Syndrome

I knew I was dreaming when Michelle Obama sat down across from me. I was wearing a formal dress sitting on one of the tall bar stools at our local pub, in the quiet back corner near the dartboard.
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Justice on Trial in Honduras

Forty-one months ago, almost to the day, I was at my desk in the office of the Honduran Christian justice organization Asociación para una Sociedad más Justa (Association for a More J
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Healing Presence

During the past two years, I've traveled internationally quite extensively, focused on issues related to extreme poverty, HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence, and war.
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Christian Heroes in Black History

As far as African American history books go, Heroes in Black History
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Green Jobs and the Pink-Collar Ghetto

A new report this week tells us that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (aka the stimulus bill), now a year old, so far is responsible for saving or creating roughly
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Palestinian Christians, Israeli Allies, and Nonviolent Resistance

National Catholic Reporter has an important article about the Kairos Palestine Document endorsed last month by the leaders of 13 Chr
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Is Christianity a Straitjacket?

Would you be interested in getting to know someone if all you knew about her was what she didn't do?
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All Are Equally Called to 'Servant Leadership'

How many of us feel uneasy when we are told that men, rather than women, are called to be "servant leaders?" Perhaps we are confused by this notion -- that men alone are to be "servant leaders" --
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