The Common Good

God's Politics

Seeking Justice for Haiti's Oppressed, Orphans, and Widows

"Seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow." Isaiah 1:17
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Video: My Adopted Family Reunion in Haiti

I was just interviewed on "100 Huntley Street," a national TV show in Canada. I was in Toronto for a Haiti Partners event with Tony Campolo on Sunday evening that was scheduled six months ago.
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Learning from Iraqi Good Samaritans

Just a few days ago, I returned from a short trip into Iraq with a small group of Christian peacemakers. Most of us had been to the country before, but under varying circumstances: I was on a combat deployment in 2004; Greg Barrett, our organizer, went as a journalist in the run-up to the invasion in 2003; and four were part of a peace team protesting the bombing campaign during that same period.

Shane Claiborne, Cliff Kindy, Weldon Nisly, and Peggy Gish were leaving Iraq in March 2003 when one of their vehicles was involved in an accident, leaving Cliff and Weldon with life-threatening injuries. Had it not been for a few Iraqi Good Samaritans, they may have never made it out alive.

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'Health and Fitness Are Better Than Any Gold'

Life and the body require exertion. There was a time -- and this is still the case in some places on earth -- when eating required physical effort.
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What Would Jesus Do in Palestine?

It was 3 a.m. when they came barreling into town -- Israeli jeeps and tanks preempting the dawn and hollering menacing messages over their loudspeakers.
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Maladjusted to Injustice

Last week my wife and I had the grand opportunity to leave our two kids in the care of her parents and spend five days on vacation in California.
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Haiti, Aftershocks and Tremors: One week and two days later

While the rest of the world has been pondering the economic and social fate of the recently earthquake-devastated island nation of Haiti, Haitian-Americans alone have asked, "What will happen to ou
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'We Hunt People for Jesus': Are U.S. Soldiers Proselytising in Afghanistan?

While the story of bible-verses-on-gun-scopes is getting more press, I am just (if not more) disturbed to read of a U.S.
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