Common Good Podcast

John Pavlovitz on Faith, Politics and Empathy

June 20, 2022

Doug Pagitt and John Pavlovitz talk about faith, politics, and the recent launch of the Empathetic People Network: a safe place for kind people.


Learn more about the Empathetic People Network at


John Pavlovitz is a writer, pastor, and activist from Wake Forest, North Carolina. A 25-year veteran in the trenches of local church ministry, John is committed to equality, diversity, and justice—both inside and outside faith communities.


If God is Love, Don't Be a Jerk by John Pavlovitz


Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist.  @pagitt


Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and producer of The Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

Our theme music is composed by Ben Grace. @bengracemusic

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