The Common Good

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The Hypocrisy of War

The U.S. just started another war. We're good at starting wars. We're not good at ending them, but we start them really well. They say this is for "humanitarian" reasons. Aren't they all?
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How To Start a Revolution: A New Film About Gene Sharp

With all the recent and well-deserved attention on the work of Gene Sharp, it shouldn't come as any surprise that a film about the foremost living strategist of nonviolent action is soon to be released.
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Friday Links Round Up: Teacher Layoffs. Budget. Lent.

Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week:
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Pro-Democracy Forces in Bahrain Face Unique Challenges

After a month of largely peaceful pro-democracy protests in Bahrain, the situation has taken a dramatic turn for the worse this week.
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Love Wins: My Interview with Rob Bell

Monday morning, 8 a.m PST. My phone rings. It's Rob Bell calling from New York City where he's headed for Central Park to take a stroll with his wife between media appointments. "How's my favorite heretic?" I ask.
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Remember Death -- It Can Help You Live

Watching the unfolding tragedy in Japan of course has me reflecting on the past fourteen months in Haiti since the earthquake there.
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Revisiting Rwanda: Finding the Truth After Genocide

In the documentary Earth Made of Glass, director Deborah Scranton weaves together the stories of Rwandan President
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The Scandal and Beauty of Grace

Jesus came to us full of grace and truth (John 1).
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We Must Pray and Act for Japan

Once again, we are seeing human and environmental tragedy. In Japan, a natural disaster has destroyed all human attempts for control.
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