The Common Good

Jim Wallis Articles

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 economic plan."

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Our new field organizer for Call to Renewal was working the room at a conference of leaders of local councils of churches and interfaith organizations from around the country.

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The Democrats just got some bad news on religion.

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During the run-up to the Iraq war, I learned two valuable lessons that have stayed with me.

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The beneficiaries of wartime tax cuts and contract deals are nothing less than war profiteers.

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'People hate this kind of talk. Raw truth is never popular.'

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George W. Bush's theology of empire.

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As [Jesus] came near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, "If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace!" —Luke 19:41

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The American-led war against Iraq has begun.

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We had only a few weeks to organize "Pray and Act: A Service for Peace and Justice" on January 20, the holiday of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

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Whatever Christians decide about war with Iraq, they must do it on the basis of Christian theology.

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Saddam Hussein is an evil ruler, no doubt about it.

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‘ Hear this, you that trample on the poor and take from them their jobs and
retirement funds.

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Having a 3-and-a-half-year-old son has made the horrific revelations about the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests even more abhorrent.

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For those who care about poverty in America, the coming months are a critical time, a turning point similar to the New Deal of the 1930s or the War on Poverty in the 1960s.

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Just exactly how are nuclear weapons supposed to help us wipe out terrorism?

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Sounds like a great Old Testament saga, doesn't it?—the sin of Enron. Well,
this may be a more biblical tale than we think.

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