The Common Good

Articles By The Editors

Indigenous theologians Richard Twiss, Terry LeBlanc, and Raymond Aldred discuss the importance of reviving Native American theology as a way of reclaiming culture.
When President Bush leaves office in January, he’ll take with him the cadre of neo-cons who shaped the administration’s foreign policy over the last eight years.
The economic crisis presents particular challenges and questions for people of faith: What is the appropriate Christian response?
God is always on the side of the marginalized, the people who are the weakest and poorest.
You may recall that the cover of our August issue featured Elizabeth Edwards, spouse of John Edwards, one of the subjects of this month’s cover.
With the party conventions approaching, the presidential campaign officially heads toward the homestretch, and many of us are evaluating the proposals that the candidates and their parties believe
News and images of the world food crisis have been hard to bear these last few months—skyrocketing food prices have provoked desperate rioting in many countries, including Haiti, Kenya, Mexic
We're fortunate at Sojourners in that we receive regular infusions of energy and enthusiasm from the many interns who contribute to our work.
How can we turn our money toward service to God and others? Get started with this guide to dozens of Web sites with nuts-and-bolts advice.
When we sat down to plan this special issue on faith and money, the tune buzzing in the back of our heads was from that catchy Sunday school song, "This Little Light of Mine"-specifically the line,
It's easy-and human-to apply labels according to our assumptions. But we know that categorizing anything, especially whole groups of people, is risky business.
Reading the Red Letters
While the ongoing U.S.
Suffer the Children
Thousands of immigrants and their supporters have attended rallies throughout the United States in the past year, calling attention to the broken system in which many undocumented immigrants langui
"You have a glowing future." That nice sentiment becomes a little ominous when you think of it in terms of nuclear technology.
Say "suburbs" and most people picture sprawling neighborhoods of identical homes filled with upwardly mobile status-seekers.
Christians step out against the war.
Instruments of Peace
The rightward drift of both Catholic and Protestant churches during the past 40 years has left an enormous number of Americans with the feeling that their church doesn't speak for them.
In mid-March, our staffers were busily putting the final touches on plans for the Christian Peace Witness, an event organized by 39 Christian organizations (including Sojourners/Call to Renewal) to
When we think of trade, most of us consider it the fiefdom of governments and multinational corporations -it seems a horribly complicated topic that's impossible to understand, let alone do anythin
When it comes to figuring out the appropriate role of the government in addressing our most pressing social ills, opinions among people of faith cross the spectrum: Some say government should play a c
More Peas, Please
The problem of modern slavery is staggering.
Why is it that so many jobs in America don't pay the bills?
Spiritual Witnesses Women Saints: 365 Daily Readings, by Madonna Sophia Compton, with Maria Compton Hernandez and Patricia Campbell, provides reflections on holy women
As of this writing, we're fresh off the midterm elections and glad to see the end of divisive campaigning for a while (though we're not naive enough to think the shouting is all over).
While Advent is the particular season of the church year in which we anticipate the coming of Jesus, the word can also mean "a coming into being," an opportunity for old ways of thinking and being
New and Noteworthy books.
Films to watch out for.
The fall months tend to be busy-no doubt you can relate-and the pace around  our office has been brisk.
What makes a Christian college Christian? Fear of the Lord. Prudence. Righteousness. Justice.
This summer's tango between the Bush administration and Iran over the Iranian nuclear program provided an object lesson in how not to do diplomacy.
As with most of our articles, the words in this issue developed out of relationships - connections that are decades-long as well as some more recently established.
Is there such a thing as the "Catholic vote"? Commonweal writer Maurice Timothy Reidy and Washington Post columnist E.J.
Useful links to go deeper with the special issue on Food.
Our move to a new building last fall brought us many gifts: a more efficient space, working heat and air conditioning (most of the time)--and a giant sparkling supermarket one floor below.
'I was a stranger and you welcomed me.' Jesus' words in Matthew are disarmingly simple, yet they encapsulate a core tenet of Christianity: radical inclusion.
Many of us attend worship communities that struggle to hit the right note between traditional hymn-and-organ music and the praise choruses of a (usually loud and) youthful rock band.
With all the bad news of late, it's heartening to read some hopeful news, especially about poverty. Stephen C.
Parents often feel like theyre swimming upstream when it comes to raising their kids and protecting their family life.
For many of us, Nelson Good the subject of our incarnation focus in this issue was a fellow parishioner and community member, an indefatigable scheduler of retreats at Rolling Ridge Retreat Center in
Music for the journey
Books to stir your mind, heart, and soul.
The t's were crossed and i's dotted for this issue with our special focus on books and music when Hurricane Katrina roared into the Gulf Coast stringing houses, cars, and boats together like so ma
After more than a dozen years at the corner of Chapin and 15th Streets NW, Sojourners is moving to another location in Washington, D.C.