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Can We Realize We’re All In This Together?

Some of us grew up with the concept of “public” as part of our vocabulary. Public roads, public education, public library, public parks. Things we shared as a community and a society. We’ve lost that notion over the years. Today, “the commons” is what we reference. Whatever we call it, can we now begin to turn the conversation back to “we” instead of just “me?” Continue reading

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The Common Good, The Planet, and Humankind

Sojourners editor Jim Wallis’ newest book On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned About Serving The Common Good examines the deepest problems we now face. The “common good” can serve as a way out of our environmental, social and political ills, if we re-examine this ancient idea. Continue reading

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Are We Teaching Our Kids How to Earn…or How to Think?

What does it mean to be educated? It is as important to prepare the next generation for well-lived lives as well as jobs. Here’s a toast to the importance of a Liberal Arts education.
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The Commons: It Works for All of Us

While interviewing the visionary writer, speaker, storyteller, (and all around nice guy) Jay Walljasper, a fellow of and an editor at OntheCommons.org last week for our Wisdom Voices Spotlight, I thought of one of my favorite sayings: “We are all … Continue reading

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On The Commons: It’s About ‘We’ Not Just ‘Me’

On the Commons, an organization dedicated to promoting and trumpeting all that we share, is featured in Wisdom Voices Spotlight. Learn more about this incredible organization reminding us that not everything in life is measured by a price tag or its market value. Continue reading

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