The Common Good

Jim Wallis Articles

We must rise to the occasion, both spiritually and politically.

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Palestinian grievances are real and justified. So are Israeli fears.

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We must never claim that those who disagree with our judgements are not people of real faith.

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Many people - especially leaders - tried to claim the pope as their own.

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Our uses of the earth must be designed to conserve and renew the Earth rather than to deplete or destroy it.

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As the tour continues, a new movement for justice in America is being spread. I can feel it.

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If the war in Iraq is the 'practical' expression of George Bush's theology of liberty and freedom, the world is in serious trouble.

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Why can't personal ethics and social justice - together - become a real political choice?

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The book tour will be a national conversation faith,

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Neither candidate championed the poor as a moral value

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The 7-year-old's poster said, 'Every Life is Sacred. Stop Poverty.'

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For many people of faith, the elections have shown that what is needed is nothing short of a new confession of Christ.

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God is not a Republican. Or a Democrat.

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The best contribution of religion is precisely not to be a loyal partisan.

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Fallible creatures are not to be trusted with empire.

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There are millions of votes at stake in this liberal miscalculation.

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To focus on the suffering of Christ apart from Jesus' way of the kingdom misses the central point of the gospels.

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In the recently published collection of excerpts from William Sloane Coffin's
speeches and sermons - Credo - appears this gem: "When the rich take
from the poor, it's called an eco

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