The Common Good

God's Politics

Emerging or Converging?

[Read more of this blog conversation in response to the Sojourners article "
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Open Letter from Hans Kung to Catholic Bishops

We wanted to make sure that folks saw this letter that circulated in the Irish Times
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The Oklahoma City Bombing Anniversary and Home-Grown Terrorism

Today, April 19, is the 15th anniversary of one of the most heinous acts of domestic terrorism -- the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building -- which killed 168 people, many of th
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10 Happy Little Earth Day Tips and Your Best Ideas Too!

This week is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. People all over this little planet will likely take a few moments this week to thing twice about how their daily routines impact this world.
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Beyond Anti-War: Nonviolence in Our Neighborhoods

This semester at Princeton Seminary, I am taking a course on War and Christian Conscience.
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Faith Over Certainty: The Difference Between a 'Pilgrimage' and a 'Testimony'

I was filling out an application recently and was asked to write a short statement on my "personal faith pilgrimage." I grew up in the Christian world, and so have had to write out my testimony
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Who Speaks for American Jews?

It's the age-old question. Who can claim to speak for American Jews on Israel? World Jewish Congress president Ron Lauder seems to think he's found the answer. It's him.
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Why Can't I Just Shut Up?

I have a problem. My internal filter doesn't always work.
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Native Americans vs. Nazi Sympathizers: The Bizarre Backstory on Changing an Offensive University Mascot

After almost a century of debate and a four-year-long legal battle, the North Dakota Board of Higher Educat
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