Gun Violence and the Common Good

(Reposted with Permission from the Author) The mass shooting at Umpqua Community College has once again shed light on gun violence in America. Yet despite the focus being on mass shootings, it should be noted gun violence comes in a variety of tragic forms, such as suicides and homicides. When Pope Francis visited the United States, [Read More...]

Romero and Me

A young man named Mario graduated college at Eastern University May 9 as a triple major in entrepreneurship, marketing and management. He did it in four years, and he did it with English as his second language, and the United States his second home. Mario is Salvadoran and his family wanted him to attend college in the [Read More...]

Can Progressive Christians Ever Support War?

With Memorial Day upon us, we Americans are about to enter the three day ritual of remembering those who have served and do serve in the armed forces, and especially those who have given their lives on behalf of our liberty and security.  As a progressive Christian, I will speak for myself to the question [Read More...]

I Don’t Like Violence.

It seems like such an obvious statement but with recent, and not so recent events, feels like something that needs to be said: I do not like violence. I have a visceral reaction every time news of another attack, another shooting, another horrific act breaks.  I don’t sleep well because I know there’s violence on [Read More...]


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