The Common Good

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Israel Eases Gaza Blockade

The New York Times reports, "Under intense international pressure after its commandos killed nine activists aboard an
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Children, Church, and God

One of the joys of vacation Bible school (VBS) is watching what the kids take away from the week.
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Goodbye, Styrofoam Jesus

Last Monday evening, a massive storm front hit southwestern Ohio.
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Refusing Monsanto to Preserve Haiti

Editor's note: Recently, 10,000 Haitians marched in protest of hybrid seed which Monsanto had donated to the country
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The Gulf Spill Brings Christians to Lament

In early June, a week-long gathering at the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School brought together a diverse group of Ch
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A Pledge to the Next Generation

We are witnessing a massive despoiling of God's creation that will impact ecosystems for generations. Our response must think that far ahead as well -- to our children and our children's children.
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Friday Links Round-Up

Here's a little round-up of links from the web you may have missed this week:
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New York Domestic Workers Call for Rights

Last spring while eating lunch I noticed a domestic worker poring over piles of Christian books.
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The War, the Well, and the Wall: A Time to Break Silence

We rarely slow down to create the sacred space needed to discern the "signs of the times" and who we are as Christians in this time of America.
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