Common Good

Rev. Wayne Walder: Common Good

by Reverend Wayne Walder Do you know what the “Common Good” is? I have never heard it discussed at a party. Maybe you’ve heard it spoken about through a poem or some good political policy, but you have to look for that. Few stories appear on the nightly news about it and I have seldom…

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Families Growing Together: Common Good

by Margaret Evans, Director of Lifespan Learning Let’s Start A Conversation! “Parent shaming” usually occurs on social media where it is easier to criticize someone, behind the protective barrier of a computer or phone screen, than it is do in person. But it hurts no less. There is an old African proverb that “it takes…

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Common Good: Spiritual Practices

. An old adage says, “If you want to stay friends, don’t talk about religion or politics”. Can you challenge that ancient idea? Can you speak about meaning and power at your holiday gatherings? Maybe it will be around the table. The next time there is a family dinner, give it a try. Talk about…

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Common Good: Inspirational Quotations

“No (political) decisions should ever be made without asking the question, is this for the common good?” – Michael Moore “To become fully human means learning to turn my gratitude for being alive into some concrete common good. It means growing gentler toward human weakness. It means practicing forgiveness of my and everyone else’s hourly…

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Common Good: Podcast and Movie Resources

PODCASTS:  Change Our Culture, Change Our World by Nate Garvis, 10 min, on Ted Talks Nate Garvis asks: What can we do to create an environment in which powerful institutions are used for the common good? He reminds us that we are the creators of culture, through our habits. By changing our habits (gratefulness, meditation,…

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