The Common Good

America

President Obama and the Economic and Moral Imperatives of Immigration Reform

The world around us is teaming with meaning. Words are lush with meaning. One word can point to many different ideas, emotions, expectations.
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Commencing Hubris

I can appreciate how difficult it must be to craft a good commencement address. The need to avoid well-worn pieties while also offering something of the best-distilled wisdom of the ages.
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Love Comes First

I was in the middle of a degree in biblical and theological studies when one of my close friends told me she was gay. She didn't last long at her church after coming out to her small group.
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One Pastor's Journey to America

[Editors' Note: This month, Sojourners and Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform will be featuring "The Stories of Immigration" blog series.
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Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Afghan Mothers. Taliban. Osama bin Laden

[Editors' note: As part of Sojourners' campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate our readers about the latest n
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When the Wicked Perish

If I had been in a baseball stadium on Sunday night, I would have been chanting "USA!
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Is It Moral to Celebrate a Person's Death?

[Editors' note: This post was written in response to a question posed by The Washington Post's On Faith blog editors: Is it moral to celebrate a person's death, even i
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Bin Laden's Gone -- Now Let's End the War

The killing of Osama bin Laden brings partial closure to the long war against al Qaeda.
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Osama bin Laden: The Death of the 'Madman with a Sword'

The mix of relief and grief displayed by crowds in the streets outside the White House and the Capitol building was a human response to the news that U.S.
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Are We Closer to Peace After Bin Laden's Death?

The news of Osama bin Laden's death rippled across social networking sites Sunday night. As I scrolled through my news feed, I witnessed my internet community express their delight and celebration over the death of America's "enemy," and I was surprised to see such blatant euphoria.
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