The Common Good

God's Politics

Why Are We Working on Columbus Day?

Every year on Columbus Day, the Sojourners team gathers around bagels, juice, and coffee to listen to our resident humorist and art director, Ed Spivey Jr., read an essay about Christopher Colu
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Growing the Beloved Community in Spite of Sinful Soil

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke often of something he called the beloved community. This was the title given to describe a reality in which freedom, love, justice, and reconciliation would reign.
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Why Celebrate Columbus Day?

From the journal of Christopher Columbus:
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Critics on Our Left, Meet the Critics on Our Right

Every now and then someone to our right or left posts an article excoriating Sojourners or Jim Wallis for not being _____ enough, infuriated that we still claim to be _____ even though we're really
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Video: Colbert on Conservapedia's Bible Translation Project

Some fun for your Friday: Stephen Colbert, "a huge fan of the Bible," offers a conservative update of Matthew 5:5,
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Is Obama's Peace Prize Premature?

Just peace theory proceeds from the premise that peace is a day by day effort. It is a process that requires vision, skill, and courage.
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War as Seen by Those Trapped Inside It

When covering film festivals, I find I have to be careful not to see too many war-themed flicks in rapid succession.
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Running the Green Race

For the past week, I've been inspired as I've watched (online) houses being erected along the National Mall. The U.S.
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Bombing the Moon? Really?

There's a joke that re-surfaces in Indian country every so often.
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