The Common Good

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Top 10 Religious Stories of 2010

Every day as I review the news, I'm conscious of stories relating to religious faith.
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Word Made Flesh, and the Indignity of Having a Human Body

So, just to get it out of the way, I didn't get what I wanted for Christmas. No, not an iPad or world peace.
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What Does Violence in the Bible Tell Us About God?

I recently received a note from a pastor and missionary we'll call Pete.
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Archbishop Deng, George Clooney, and You

Murderous regime in Khartoum, meet "Google Earth on lots of steroids": It's time for your close-up.
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Praying and Fasting in the New Year

Biblical wisdom teaches that there is a time for every purpose under heaven. The holiday season is a season of feasting and of celebration.
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Disarm Now Activists Demonstrate What it Means to 'Pay the Price' for Peace

On December 13, a Tacoma-based jury declared five Disarm Trident Now Plowshares activists "guilty" of trespass, felony damage to federal property, felony injury to property, and felony conspiracy to damage property.
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The Inconsistency for the Call to Civility

In light of an unsuccessful campaign to become the president of my middle school as an eighth grader, I have no plans on entering politics and running for political office.
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Where is my Mother? The Injustice of a Broken Immigration System

Maria, 7, and Lupe, 3, are our next-door neighbors. For some reason, they have decided they like coming to our house. I'm not exactly sure why, we have nothing that I would consider appealing to a 3- and 7-year-old, but they come ... almost daily. Because of this, and our history with their family over the past few years, we have gotten to know their story quite intimately.
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Christmas in the Trenches

We first published this reflection by Jim Wallis in 2002. It has since become our Christmas tradition, kind of our own Charlie Brown Christmas special, if you will. With the ongoing conflicts raging during each passing year, it remains tragically relevant, particularly this year as we think about Afghanistan.
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