The Common Good

Jim Wallis Articles

In November, once again, Iraq responded to a military threat and signaled that it would
allow U.N. weapons inspectors to resume their work. This was heartening news.

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Many of those present for Bill Clinton’s prayer breakfast repentance were moved. Unlike his August 17 address to the nation, this speech was contrite enough to convince.

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The U.S. government is telling us that we have entered a new war, one that may last for
years, even decades. If that is so, we are beginning with the wrong strategy.

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This summer I taught two weeklong courses, one in western Canada and one in the
American Southwest.

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AFL-CIO president John J. Sweeney talks about his priorities.

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Sojourners Community

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Or just in need of repair?

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Religious persecution. It’s becoming a hot topic, with a protest against it
gathering strong momentum around the world. It’s about time.

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As the United States drew close to launching bombing attacks on Iraq in February, American church leaders across the theological spectrum spoke out in opposition.

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In the first stage of the White House sex scandal, the media
was obsessed with how allegations of sexual misconduct and
possible cover-up against Bill Clinton might bring down his
presidency.

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Thirty years after King's death, racism continues to rend the country.

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Several notes and e-mails commented on the mention of my then wife-to-be in my column
last month.

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St. Augustine said there is a God-shaped hole in the human
spirit.

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The inward-outward journey of Mary and Gordon Cosby. An Interview.

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It started with a phone call from Jeffrey Katzenberg, a director in Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks film company. Katzenberg is the former Disney executive who produced Aladdin and The Lion King.

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Ronald Reagan was called the "Great Communicator." Bill Clinton should go down in history as the "Great Co-opter."

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On issues ranging from poverty to China policy to abortion, some unexpected allies have recently emerged in Washington and around the country.

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The nation’s social welfare policy is changing dramatically, and the religious community will play a vital role in the transition to something new.

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From the strength of our church traditions has come a new ecumenical spirit for the 21st century.

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From welfare reform to overcoming poverty. A strategy for action.

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