The Common Good

God's Politics

Prayer Vigil at the Detention Center

I am a seminary professor. Activism is not something that comes naturally to me, but I am learning!
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Risking Ourselves for Peace

I'm a big fan of iTunesU, and I usually try to listen to informative podcasts on long drives, since I can't read and drive simultaneously.
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The Hurt Locker and the Cause of War

Let's get one thing straight: I have no idea what war is really like.
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Israel Kicks Refugees Out of Their Tents

In most cases in Occupied Palestine at this point, Palestinian refugees live in UN-administered camps that are essentially urban slums--overcrowded apartment blocks with high rates of poverty. But there are still some refugees that live in tents.
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Making Peace with Sam Harris

Dr. Francis Collins, President Obama's choice to head the National Institute of Health, has been met with much resistance from certain quarters of the scientific community.
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When Local Police Do Immigration Enforcement, the Community Suffers

Two contrasting images recently brought into focus a growing chasm: a forty-something man in jeans and T-shirt squeezing the microphone at a community forum on immigration, face tight with anger a
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Health Care is a Human Right

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), article 25 paragraph 1 says: "Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, i
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Abortion Common Ground

In recent days, it seems that the Religious Right is trying everything they can to derail the health-care reform our country so desperately needs.
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Washington Update: Abortion Funding Not in Health-Care Bill

The health-care reform debate in Washington, D.C., has many components, but one that has drawn enormous attention from the pro-life community is a concern over whether health-care
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