The Common Good

God's Politics

A Theology of Ecology

Today is Blog Action Day 2009, an annual event that unites the world's bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day.
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The Church-State Debate: Biblical Insiders and Outsiders

A frequently asked question these days relates to the role of the church in civic society.
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Put Poor People on the Climate Change Agenda

Last week, a group of senators, many in the leadership of the majority Democratic Party, asked for a meeting with a small group of interfaith religious leaders. Their topic: climate change. The Senate now has a bill that will soon be up for a vote and the 10 senators wanted our feedback -- and also our support. I was asked to say a few words.
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A Moral Mandate for Financial Reform

After all the financial turmoil that 2009 has already brought, one would think that it would somehow be logical and practical to bring accountable reforms to the same banking institutions whose re
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Adam Smith Meets the Rich Young Ruler: Health Care and the Common Good

For more than sixty years American presidents have tried to reform our health-care system, to no avail.
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Love Casts Out Fear, Not Immigrants

What is at the core of the immigration issue? What is the driving force of the debate? I say it is fear.
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'Faith for People Who Don't Like Religion': Interview with Frank Schaeffer

In my ongoing quest to find a third way between the extremes espoused by the Religious Right and their secular counterparts, I came across the Frank Schaeffer's latest book
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Dan Brown's Lost Symbol and the Lure of Secret Knowledge

Dan Brown, the author of The Da Vinci Code and of Angels and Demons, has a new book out
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