The Common Good

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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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Is Nuclear Power a 'Bargain with the Devil'?

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson wonders, in the midst of the ongoing horror in Japan, if nuclear power is a "bargain with the
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Seeking Peace and Dignity in Jordan

When I announced my plans to go to Jordan several weeks ago for a press trip, my son replied, "You are the only person wanting to go to the Middle East right now." That was several weeks ago when people were fleeing from Egypt and Tunisia. And he was right, my plane to Jordan was less than half full.
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Wisconsin Strengthens Ties Between Labor and Environment

Corporations have long used the false rhetoric of "jobs versus the environment" to pit what would be natural allies -- environmentalists and labor activists -- against one another.
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One World: Of Earthquakes and Interdependence

As Americans were complaining about all the snow this winter, arguing about the
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Who Goes to Hell is Not the Most Important Question

"Reality check: Gandhi's in hell." "Really? Gandhi's in hell? And we have confirmation of this?"
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