The Common Good

God's Politics

Beyond Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevards

We should emphasize not Negro History, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice. - Dr. Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950)
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A Profound Choice for Israel and the World's Jews

I've just returned to the U.S. following an exhilarating week leading a delegation of five members of Congress to Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority.
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So Dang Jesus-y: Sara Miles' Jesus Freak

In Mark Oestreicher's review of Sara Miles' latest book
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Biden vs. Cheney on Afghanistan, the Unpopularity of Lamentation, and Shutter Island

Joe Biden appeared on the Sunday morning talk shows last week to defend the Obama administration from Dick Cheney's disgraceful attacks, which appear to suggest his earlier bloodlust has not yet be
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African Lent

Here's an idea for Lent that will do more good than giving up desserts: Read a book about contemporary sub-Saharan Africa. It's not a penance, though it can hurt.
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Sadness and Hope in the Aftermath of Immigration Enforcement

Debates about immigration policies and reform continue to rage. Consequently, op-ed pieces, books, and reports on this contentious topic appear daily.
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J Street: Pro-Peace = Pro-Israel

Often when Sojourners addresses issues relating to Israel and Palestine, we're accused of anti-Israel bias.
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The Pope vs. Climate Change Deniers

The recent blizzard of bunk coming from climate change deniers giddy over the recent Snowmageddon that paralyzed the nation's capital is a classic case of putting ideology and politics before scien
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Refugees: North Korea's Seeds of Hope

North Korea is the most isolated and closed-off country in the world.
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