The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Music, Art, and the Pursuit of Justice

I love that the Wild Goose Festival is described as festival of justice, spirituality, music, and art.
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Why We Need Renewable Energy Sources That are Cheaper and Safer

The ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan has caused considerable concern among Wall Street types, many of whom had already voted with their wallets against the financial feasibility of nuclear power by
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Unveiling the Walls that Divide Us

I find it discomforting that the Lord instructs someone to wage war and therefore reasoning that God-sanctioned war is justifiable even though as Christians we are called to be peacemakers in the w
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The Dark Underbelly of Fundamentalist, Charismatic Christianity

I was raised in a charismatic megachurch that prided itself in being "non-religious." Our pastor thought of himself as a grace preacher, and in many ways he was.
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Japan's Nuclear Dependency

Despite the ongoing catastrophe of nuclear reactor meltdowns following last spring's earthquake, the Japanese people remain largely supportive of nuclear energy.
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We Won't Self-Examine, McDonald's Tells Nuns

Two weeks ago, McDonald's shareholders voted down a shareholder resolution asking the corporation to study how its advertising to children contributes to widespread childhood obesity. The resolution was sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, along with a Catholic hospital network and other institutional investors.

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A Family Vacation Gone Awry: The Pain of Child Abuse

I was on the verge of my tenth year of life. My stepfather rented a big cabin next to Lake Mead and several families joined us for a week of vacation together.
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The Real Crisis in Ohio: Senate Bill 5

This has been a difficult year in Ohio.
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Friday Links Round Up: School Lunch. Commencement. Women.

Here’s a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week:

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The Meaning of America: President Obama's Address to Parliament

Biblical wisdom teaches: "it has not yet been revealed what we shall be." Such is the case with every child, every grandchild, and great grandchild -- those we know and those we will never meet.
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