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Common Ground

Today's Movement Leaders are Alive and Kicking

Ambassador Swanee Hunt and Adria D. Goodson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ambassador Swanee Hunt and Adria D. Goodson

Prime Movers aren't simply good people doing great work. They're stirring masses of people to combat injustice, to become engaged in the civic decisions that affect their common good.

The Call for Common Ground on Abortion

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

In a never before attempted event, the Obama administration merged dozens of leaders from the pro-choice and pro-life movements onto one conference call line and, wisely, muted us.

Seriously Seeking Common Ground

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

The Pregnant Women Support Act offers some proposals that both sides can endorse. And there may well be solutions for the problematic areas, assuming there really is good will.

A "Bipartisan" Farce in Four Acts: Family Planning and the Stimulus

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Governing this country is like playing Trivial Pursuit... if you don't know the answer to a question, just say "Elvis Presley," and you have more than a 50 percent chance of being right.

Can Common Ground Prevail?

Cristina Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristina Page

After decades of resistance, some in the pro-life movement are stepping forward in support of pro-choice goals, even if that means jeopardizing their standing in the established pro-life community.

Changing the Image of Religion: The New Faith Coalition

Jim Wallis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Wallis

The day after the inauguration, I will be joining religious leaders at the National Prayer Service for our new president. I will pray that this new era can change the image of religion in our country.

Katrina Recovery Activist Outs Himself as FBI Mole

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

If it weren't for the time difference, I'd call New Orleans activist John Sinclair of Radio Free Amsterdam, because when John Lennon wrote "Free John Sinclair" the government did.

A New Conversation on Abortion

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Life is precious. John McCain believes that, Barack Obama believes that, Sarah Palin believes that, and so does Joe Biden. In fact, I'm not sure I have ever met a person who believes otherwise.

What is the Meaning of "Life"? -- Seeking Common Ground on Abortion Reduction

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Both Obama and McCain at Wednesday's debate should offer a comprehensive "life" agenda and commit to work with both sides of the political aisle to dramatically reduce abortions in the United States.