The Common Good

God's Politics Blog

Human Beings Matter More Than Analogies

Last week, I joined a conservative talk show in Cincinnati to talk about Bernard Pastor, the 18-ye
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Clergy and Students Pray Together for the DREAM Act

Interfaith leaders and graduating high school students from across the United States joined hands to pray in the Hart Senate Office Building yesterday at the end of a
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Waiting for Love in a Tea Party World

Last week I sat at a breakfast table with prominent New York City faith leaders. The topic of the morning was: "In this post-election moment, what issues are you passionate about?
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A Green Christmas: 5 Realistic Ideas for Celebrating the Season

Well, here we go. Like it or not, tis the season. For me the holidays are a mixed blur of emotions, hopes, and unfulfilled, unrealistic dreams and desires.
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Jon Stewart, the End Times, and the Season of Advent

Last October, at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear,
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Moral Measure of a Tax Plan

In 2010, the moral measure of tax policy choice is: Does it further concentrate wealth and power in the hands of a few?
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Church or State?

As researchers continue to pore through the quarter-of-a-million documents made public by WikiLeaks, I've been wondering when something with religious interest would surface.
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This Advent, What Are You Waiting For?

We Americans hate to wait. Whatever we want, we want it now. Pay-per-view. One-click shopping. Smart phones. Drive-through restaurants.
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Haitians Protest Election, And So Do I

Anxiety set in for many people in Haiti long before Dec.
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The DREAM Act is Not Amnesty

As members of Congress debate the DREAM Act once again, opponents of the act are again attacking the legislation as "
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