The Common Good

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This Christmas, Do We Go Local, Fair Trade, or Make Our Own?

Christmas is a month away and Christmas music is already playing, guaranteeing that by the time the season actually arrives, we will be so heartily sick of it that we take no notice -- and in the p
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Pastors: God Calls us to Cross-Cultural Ministry

As we continue to live within the ever-increasing multi-ethnic and multicultural reality, it is more and more obvious that the "black and white" matrix of the American Christian church is outdated.
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Waging Peace During Threats of Terrorism

We've all heard the horrible news of the threatening packages sent from
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California Teachers Cut Their Commodities Gamble

California's teachers are helping lead the way in recognizing that gambling on hunger is a way to lose your money -- and to hurt the world's poorest people.
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Update from Haiti: Flooding, Cholera, and Local Action

There's been considerable rain where we live in Haiti, and there are also wind gusts. I fear for folks in Leogane and elsewhere who are vulnerable to flooding.
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'Daisy Girl' is Still Counting: A Push for START Ratification

As someone who watched Lyndon Johnson's 1964 original "Daisy Girl" campaign ad in her high school history class, the reappearance of this motif in the
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Despite Genocide, I See Hope for Sudan

The events that I saw in my childhood during the war in Sudan are called genocide today.
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