The Common Good

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Disability as Entertainment: So You Think I Can't Dance?

So I'm a fan of So You Think You Can Dance. I enjoy watching dance and I used to dance, so I like the show even though it is a mostly scripted reality TV program.
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Listening to Poor People 'Offstage'

I have a neighbor who has a little maxim he uses to explain much of what he sees on the news or reads about in the local paper.
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Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition

This week, a friend sent me a link to a video from Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas titled "Taking the Hill." I thought it
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Five Benefits of Common Security Clubs' Economic Solidarity

Earlier this year, I wrote an article in Sojourners about Common Se
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The Financial Barriers to Legal Immigration

The Los Angeles Times reported last week that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service
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Personal and Pragmatic Reasons for Health Reform

Jesus is a healer -- of body, spirit, and heart. He also called Christians to be peacemakers and healers.
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U2's Music and Mission--and My Kid's First Rock Concert

Oh no, my eleven-year-old went to his first rock concert this week! Oh good, it was Bono and U2. That would express the feelings of many parents about their child's introductory rock and roll concert experience.
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Singing and Praying Justice, Part 1

"He who sings prays twice." -- Saint Augustine "What's going on?" -- Marvin Gaye
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Recycling Rumors

Nowadays if you slap the word "green" across any event, industry, or article of clothing it is rumored this will boost sales and recognition.
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