The Common Good

God's Politics

Passover for Non-Jews and 'the Bread of Affliction'

In preparing a Passover seder in which many of my guests are first-timers and non-Jews, I am challenged by a number of factors: There is the barrier of language -- some of the texts that we read ar
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Lent on $2.50 a Day

My friend Irene Groot decided to try the Lenten Experiment this year. "I recently sent off a couple of hundred dollars to a local soup kitchen," she e-mailed me this morning. "That's the money I saved taking up your challenge."
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Dorothy Day: Unapologetic Radical, but no Marxist

It was surprising to see Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement, described on the Glenn Beck show as a Marxist.
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A Million Christians for Social Justice: Are You In?

Yesterday, I shared our prayers and discussions about possibly launching A Million Christians for Social Justice
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This One's for Isaiah

I get asked often how I can stay in the crazy business of trying to change and shape public policy.
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Kudos and Good News Coverage on the Glenn Beck Social Justice Debate

Last week, Don Miller was SojoFriend #1 for his eloquent framing of the Glenn Beck de
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Faith Leaders on Immigration: Peaceful, Powerful, and Prophetic

More than 200,000 people descended on Washington, D.C., for the March for America last weekend.
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Finding Watchtowers and Blind Spots in Bethlehem

From the window of my hotel room in Bethlehem, I could see the "security" wall that separates the West Bank from the rest of Israel.
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