The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

In Wake of Shooting, Love is the Better Portion

A bullet discharged. Then another. And another. And another. And suddenly, a grocery store is transformed from the mundane to the horrible, hell on earth. People lay dead.
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He Said, She Said: A Personal Journey Through the Use of Inclusive Language

Growing up, the use of inclusive language was a foreign concept.
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What a Tragedy Can Call Us To Do

We needed to be called to transcend politics in our response to the shootings in Arizona, lest the politics of our reactions to this tragedy turn us even further against one another.
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The Work of Healing Starts in Our Hearts

Many members of Congress and their staffers have had friends and loved ones call to check on their personal safety.
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One Year After the Earthquake, Haiti Youth Choir Sings

To commemorate the anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the Haiti Partners youth choir, WOZO, sings about those who have pas
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Human Trafficking and the Food We Buy

January 11 is recognized around the world as Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
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Shooting a Reminder of Our Swords of Words

God's heart broke just as ours did upon hearing of the victims in Tucson.
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Join Us in Signing the Peace and Civility Pledge

The horrible shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others is an important American moment.
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Violent Stories That Change Us for the Worse

A public figure is shot. School children are shot. A building explodes. A package explodes. And immediately we look for someone or something to blame: Republicans?
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