The Common Good

Results for Life and Peace

Mark Twain's Radical Pacifism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100712-marktwain.jpg"></a>Mark Twain's <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/nonviolence/">antiwar leanings</a> are al ...

11 Women Writers You Should Be Reading
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Here are some of my favorite women writers of spirituality and theology in no particular order with short comments on why I recommend them.</p> Here are some of my favorite ...

Deportations that Destroy the Human Spirit
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

"Maybe I would be better off just crossing again and going to prison for many years." Upon hearing this, an instant knot forms in my gut. "Maybe I would be better o ...

God's Provision in a Recession
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

The okra is coming up.) We are harvesting cucumbers that are more than a foot long, some as long as 17 ...

Vandana Shiva: Gandhi, MLK, and the Way of Jesus in the Obama Administration
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

21:11, 21:26, 21:46; Mark 6:15, 11:32; Luke 7:16, 7:26, 9:19, 24:19; John 4:19, 6:14, 7:40, 9:17) Jesus ... 10:15, 11:24, 12:39-40, 16:4, 24:37-39; Luke 10:12, 11:29,32, 17:26-29,32) Jesus began his ministry ... will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:17-20) Jesus also upheld the Torah ...

The Beginning of Justice for Marcelo Lucero
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

was only ---- 17!" as he burst out of the courtroom. Members of the Lucero family muttered,"Now ...

Everyone Needs to Read This
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100708-justice-amos.jpg"></a>Everyone needs to read this.</p> <p>Every Christian needs to read this.</p> <p>Every Chr ...

Helping Women Leave the Sex Industry
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<em><strong>Editor's note:</strong><strong> </strong><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj1008&amp;article=selling-our- ...

Pastor Prays for Worker Justice in the Face of Intimidation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<em> </em></p> "Workers are human beings, they are people, they are NOT disposable, they are children of God According to abc the ...

Am I Living the American Dream?
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 11:30am | Type: Blog

<em>We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.</em></p> We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. ...

Why Christianity and July 4th May Be Compatible
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

This past Fourth of July weekend, I reflected on Kurt Willems' <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/07/02/why-christianity-and-july-4th-are-incompatible/">recent post</a>, which had a ...

It's Time to End This War
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

After his unanimous approval by the Senate Armed Services Committee as the new Afghan war commander, General David Petraeus was pictured in <em>The Washington Post</em> with a broad smile and thu ...

On Arizona, Artists Speak Up, Refuse to Play
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

As a musician, I'm always interested in seeing how my fellow creative types respond to injustice or need. As a musician, I'm always interested in seeing how my fellow cr ...

Boys Don't Cry
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:54am | Type: Magazine Article

somewhere between the ages of 13 and 17, and it was called “initiation.” It likely didn’t even work in most ...

A Prophetic Milestone Toward Peace
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Ryan Rodrick Beiler Palestinian Christians call for a nonviolent movement to end the occupation. Late last yea ...

Community That Transforms
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Sondra Haaga Bob Sabath Amy Barger A ...

'I Kneel to the Desert God': An interview with Richard Rodriguez
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 9:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Faith's roots in a dry land. Raised in Sacramento, California, the son of immigrants from Me ...

Faith's Wild Poetry
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 9:16pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger The Complete Psalms, by Pamela Greenberg. Bloomsbury USA. Joyful Noise, edited by Robert Strong. Autumn House Press. ...

New and Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 9:24pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Be Not Consumed Be Not Consumed The Story of Stuff Project and the GreenFaith coalition p ...

Real Life, Real Truth
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 9:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gareth Higgins Documentary films have the potential to both show us the world and change it. Documentary films ...

A New START
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kevin Martin A real beginning toward global nuclear disarmament? High hopes for progress toward nuclear disarm ...

Building Bridges
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dan Hochberg I was glad to see the interview with Sami Awad (“Tear Down This Wall,” May 2010) advocating nonviolence as a solution to the ...

Taxes for Peace
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Sheppard I agree wholeheartedly with Jennifer Hope Kottler’s “You Get What You Pay For” (April 2010). I would add that we need t ...

U.S. Tax Dollars at Work?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger In 2009, a mass grave, possibly the largest in Latin America, was discovered near La Macarena, Colombia, within sight of ...

Firethorn
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kevin Hadduck Over chatter of starlings and grackles, you hear your father’s voice, confident and constant as bee hum in the backyard of y ...

Four Questions for Sylvie Mbanga Maunga
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 9:19pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg How did you begin your work as a lawyer and activist? I think it was my vocation. ...

A Season of Generosity and Gratitude
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

by the disciples (Luke 10:17). Paul has named the debilitating pathology of our society: the preoccupation ... their mission “with joy” (Luke 10:17). [ July 11 ] Marks of a New Self Amos 7:7-17 ... There are “boasters” who practice treachery, “love evil,” and “trust in abundant riches” (verses 1-7 ...

Following Jesus in the West Bank
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Hybels I am still pro-Israel, but I've also become pro-Palestinian. As a Christian committed to jus ...

First Among Equals
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. I never look forward to my trips to Dallas, a red-state city short on political tolerance but long on congenial in-laws, who ...

Interview With Richard Rohr
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 9:03pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi Richard Rohr is founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a Franciscan priest of the ...

More Resources on Intentional Community
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Sabath Sondra Haaga For more on building Christian community, Bob Sabath and Sondra ...

Extended Interview on Community
Originally Posted: 03/02/2011 - 9:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Amy Barger Community That Transforms (Extended Interview) Community That Transforms (Extended Interview) ...

The Moral of "Toy Story 3"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100630-toy-story31.jpg"></a>It's been awhile since Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and the gang have been on the big screen, but they've lost ...

An Open Letter to Madonna
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100630-falsani-family.jpg"></a>Dear Madonna,</p> <p>Thank you. Earlier this week, after a month-long sojourn in Malawi, my family ...

Vandalism: A Dead-End Tactic at Toronto's G20
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

During Saturday's <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/nonviolence/">nonviolent protest</a> of about 5,000 activists outside the conference center in downtown Toronto, where leaders of ...

I'm a Mac, and I'm Helping Fuel War in the Congo
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/100628-mac-pc.jpg"></a></p> "With 1.7 million iPhone 4s sold within three days of launch, the only thing Apple's sorry for is that it couldn't meet demand," says PC ...

The World Cup and Human Trafficking
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

When South Africa was selected to host the World Cup, there was much rejoicing and reflection on how far the country had come. When South Africa was selected to host the World Cup ...

'No Stranger to Danger': RIP Quaker, Lawyer, Indigenous Peace Warrior Waratah
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Sad news for so many of us in the peace and human rights movement this morning to hear our friend Waratah Rose Gillespie has passed away. Sad news for so many of us in the peace a ...

Naming Jesus Again and Again
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

98:4-6, 113:3, 116:1-17, 146:1, 148:1-5, 13) The Lord and His name are praised throughout ... to ALWAYS pray ceaselessly. This is a biblical command. (I Thessalonians 5:17) "In a sense, ... 116:1-17, 146:1, 148:1-5, 13) The Lord and His name are praised throughout the Psalms. "I will ...

Missionaries: What's Wrong with Them?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

sake" Luke 21:17 7 So they asked Him, saying, "Teacher, but when will these things be? And what ... be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. 17 ... be "hated by all for My name's sake" Luke 21:17 7 So they asked Him, saying, "Teacher, ...

Confusing our Kids
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

I catch up on my news in the airport. Yesterday I watched this obscure story about a second grader in Rhode Island who wore a baseball cap to school with soldiers carrying guns on the front. ...

Israel Eases Gaza Blockade
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

<em>The New York Times </em>reports, "Under intense international pressure after its commandos killed nine activists aboard an <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2010/06/02/another-cost-of- ...

Children, Church, and God
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

One of the joys of vacation Bible school (VBS) is watching what the kids take away from the week. One of the joys of vacation Bible school (VBS) is watching what the kids take awa ...

Goodbye, Styrofoam Jesus
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

in March: http://blog.sojo.net/2009/03/17/the-collapse-of... To be fair, Troy posted ... http://blog.sojo.net/2009/03/17/the-collapse-of... Kinda feels like beating your Kinda feels like beating your head against a wall, huh? ... http://blog.sojo.net/2009/03/17/the-collapse-of... Kinda feels like beating your Kinda feels like beating your head against a wall, huh? ...

Friday Links Round-Up
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Here's a little round-up of links from the web you may have missed this week:</p> Here's a little round-up of links from the web you may have missed this week: ...

New York Domestic Workers Call for Rights
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Last spring while eating lunch I noticed a <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/workers/">domestic worker</a> poring over piles of Christian books. Last spring ...

The War, the Well, and the Wall: A Time to Break Silence
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

We rarely slow down to create the sacred space needed to discern the "signs of the times" and who we are as Christians in this time of America. We rarely slow down to cr ...

Jesus in My Father's Garden
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

17:20) Holding that tiny mustard see under my fingernail and thinking how just that much faith could ...

Suffer the Little Children
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

A murderer aged 17 years and 11 months and 29 days at the time of his crime could no longer be sentenced ... A murderer aged 17 years and 11 months and 29 days at the time of his crime could no longer be sentenced ... * A murderer aged 17 years and 11 months and 29 days at the time of his crime could no longer ...

Drone Attacks Increase Under Obama Administration
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Last night I googled the words "drone attacks Obama" to verify if President Obama has indeed increased unmanned <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=s ...