The Common Good

God's Politics

Taking Aid to Gaza and Israel

As I write this, I am en-route to Egypt on a commercial aircraft with 1/4 ton of priceless kits containing basic medical equipment but no drugs or over-the-counter pharmaceuticals.
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Gaza: Where are the Peacemakers?

It has been over a week now. Over 600 Palestinians and ten Israelis have been killed (seven of them soldiers), and 3,085 Palestinians have been injured.
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Nonviolence Begets Nonviolence

The dynamics of "violence begets violence" are simple and probably understood by everyone who has ever been in a fight.
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Crossing the Line Between Legitimate Criticism and Anti-Semitism

It is appropriate and necessary to criticize Israel's excessive military attacks in Gaza.
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It's Time for a Sustained Focus on a Lasting Middle East Peace

I can't help commenting on the tragic situation in Gaza after a week like this. There have been many calls for a ceasefire which, of course, I support as necessary and important.
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MLK Day Altar Call to Action

Yesterday, the Presidential Inauguration Committee announced that the annual celebration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be an official part of the inauguration activities.
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Child Tax Credit: Better Late Than Never

In 2003, Call to Renewal was deeply engaged in working to have a refundable child tax credit included in that year's tax cu
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Whose Truth Do You Trust in the Gaza Conflict?

In addition to the obvious and outrageous tragedy of those killed by the Israeli bombing of Gaza (640 killed so far in this
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Release Your Women

When we think of megachurches, very often we imagine large evangelical congregations-numbering in the thousands, located in the United States.
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Selective Memory in the Gaza Conflict

A well-repeated Arab saying dealing with conflicts states: al bad'azlam, "the initiator [of a conflict] is the wrong one." So if you are trying to figure out who is wrong in the current ro
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