The Common Good

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What Would Jesus Do in Palestine?

It was 3 a.m. when they came barreling into town -- Israeli jeeps and tanks preempting the dawn and hollering menacing messages over their loudspeakers.
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Maladjusted to Injustice

Last week my wife and I had the grand opportunity to leave our two kids in the care of her parents and spend five days on vacation in California.
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Haiti, Aftershocks and Tremors: One week and two days later

While the rest of the world has been pondering the economic and social fate of the recently earthquake-devastated island nation of Haiti, Haitian-Americans alone have asked, "What will happen to ou
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'We Hunt People for Jesus': Are U.S. Soldiers Proselytising in Afghanistan?

While the story of bible-verses-on-gun-scopes is getting more press, I am just (if not more) disturbed to read of a U.S.
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MLK and the Supreme Court: Why Campaign Finance Reform is a Civil Rights Issue

This week started off by honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and is ending with a Supreme Court decision, Citizens United, giving corporations unprecedented ability to affect election outcomes by declaring unconstitutional certain limitations on corporate expenditures on electioneering.
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Clear Benchmarks for Sudan

As many of us know with New Year's resolutions, the ones that will most likely lead to success are the ones that come with a detailed plan: stepping stones, goals, and -- most of all -- concrete deadlines.
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Can Compassion for Haitians Extend to Other Immigrants?

While the recent crisis in Haiti has spurred many Americans to action -- through donations, public service, humanitarian aid, etc.
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A New Direction for Juvenile Justice

Imagine a prison where an inmate asks to stay an extra two weeks beyond his release date.
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African Solidarity with Haiti

In a sermon on the situation in Haiti, Dr. Michael Van Heerden, president of St.
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