The Common Good

Articles By The Editors

A video on the way trees and plants communicate. 
The deep roots of the land need deep roots of stewardship.
Memphis Teacher Residency believes that "urban education is the single greatest social justice and civil rights issue in America today."
Join the People's Climate March in New York City on September 21, 2014.
Comedian John Oliver on how economic inequality is killing the American dream.
Why is the Good News Club threatening children with hellfire and damnation?
A study guide for engaging Muslim-Christian relations.
Catholic social teaching's influence on various organizations.
Daneil Beaty performs “Knock Knock,” a powerful poem that tells the story of his father’s incarceration.
A slideshow of the rebuilding efforts in Tacloban City, Philippines, in the wake of Haiyan.
Matthew Vines sits down with Sojourners to discuss his first book, God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships.
Musician Nicole C. Mullen and theologian Ellen F. Davis articulate the goodness of God in their own unique ways.
Follow the gripping story of a young girl taken from her home and placed into foster care.
Select works by our dear friend and colleague Elizabeth Palmberg. 
Ched Myers, Sara Stratton, Chris Grataski, and Sasha Adkins describe how they are connected to their local watersheds.
The SOLD Project's hopeful vision to end human trafficking.
On a cold day this past February, seminary student Sara Wolcott boarded a bus in New York to attend the Moral March in North Carolina 
Create your own memorial prayer altar in remembrance of those you love and will never forget.
The Moral Mondays model seems to be spreading.
What is a watershed? And why does it matter?
What does it take to educate and parent African-American children, all while maintaining family values?
Rev. Joy Carroll Wallis, one of the first women ordained in the Church of England, is the real-life vicar of Dibley.
The United States maintains 33,400 beds and spends nearly $2 billion a year on the detention of immigrants under the dubious banner of "security."   
In remembrance of Pete Seeger
For some veterans, PTSD rages on as "the war within."
Nadia Bolz-Weber, pastor of the House of All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colo., talks to CNN.
If you think it’s impossible to change evangelicals’ views on climate change, think again. 
As the federal minimum wage stagnates at $7.25 an hour, many states have taken the lead to raise wages on their own. Where does your state stand? 
Pope Francis' recently named 19 new cardinals—half of which hail from non-European countries—to serve the Roman Catholic Church.
Indigenous American leaders speak out against the Washington NFL team’s mascot.
In La Puya, Guatemala, Christian community members are nonviolently standing up against gold and silver mining companies.
Yousef Bashir's remarkable story of reconciliation.
Moriel Rothman speaks candidly about his decision to not serve in the Israel Defense Forces.
Hasidic poet, Yehoshua November, on the mystery of God.
Learn more about the Sojourners Women and Girls (SWAG) work.
Joshua Casteel served as an interrogator in Iraq. Then an encounter with a Jihadist challenged him to truly live out his faith.
Invest in the transformation of lives by trying some of these fair trade, eco-friendly gift ideas or charities.
A choral piece dedicated to “all who grieve and in memory of the children and adults of Sandy Hook Elementary School.”
"Not all who wander are lost."—J.R.R. Tolkien
Dottie Yunger puts her faith into action as the Anacostia Riverkeeper.
God's word is rich with images of water. Drink up.
Preview Ronit Avni's inspiring films about nonviolence in the Holy Land.
A radio documentary with Susan Burton, Michelle Alexander, and five residents of A New Way of Life Reentry Project.
An interview with an Iraqi Christian family