The Common Good

God's Politics

A Stupid Made-for-TV Controversy

Cable news and the blogosphere heated up with a new controversy in the lead-up to a noon-time address that President Obama gave as a
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Three Reasons Latina/os Should Not Boycott the U.S. Census

I am a Latina sociologist and an activist-in-training who has spent substantial time with scholars and activists studying U.S. Latina/o communities from both professional and personal viewpoints.
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A Plea for a New Generation of Republican Leadership

I believe our nation works best with robust and civic dialogue and civil debate.
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Preserve Biblical Accuracy

Last week, Zondervan announced that it will phase out the Today's New Inter
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Obama's School Speech Outcry

Most folks who've read my blog over some time should know that while I very much respect President Obama, I don't go ga-ga and drool over this man.
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When Grace Backfires

In 1958 the Teddy Bears released the song "To know him is to love him," which might as well have been called "To know, know, know, him is to love, love, love, him," since that's the way everybody r
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Labor Sunday: What Can We Do to Honor Workers?

To work is to pray. It's a Latin phrase that the Order of St. Benedict adopted as its motto. St. Benedict, the founder of the order, recognized the sacred value of hard work, the notion that through the sweat of our brows and the strength of our arms and backs, we can worship the Creator.
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Does President Obama Want to Brainwash Our Kids?

I suppose I'm asking for trouble by going here, but could someone explain to me the current controversy
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Partnerships to End Poverty, Led by the Poor

The Poverty Initiative, based at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, has a mission "to raise up generations of religious and community leaders dedicated to building a social movement to en
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