The Common Good

Articles By Alexis Vaughan

A conversation about identity, social justice, and the “color line” between Alexis Vaughan and Eboo Patel
Hear Eboo Patel, founder of the Interfaith Youth Core, talk about the indelible mark the Catholic Worker movement left on him during his college years.
Access to quality health care has been hindered more often for America’s racial and ethnic minorities than for whites, according to a 2008 report “Lifeline to Health Equity.” Peop
Roman Catholic Ingrid Betancourt made herself a wooden rosary while held captive in the Colombian jungle (above).
The U.K.-based child protection agency Lucy Faithfull Foun­d­ation and the social action wing of the U.K.
Successful democracies, ac­cording to Thomas Jeffer­son, require an educated citizenry.
“Awake, ye drunkards, and weep” (Joel 1:5) for the hour of the Lord is at hand!
On June 9, armed groups of Zimbabwe’s police, military, and central intelligence raided the Ecumenical Centre in the city of Harare, which houses several Christian organizations.
Congress passed legislation in June removing Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela and other members of the African National Congress from the Department of Homeland Security’s “terro
Globally, the price of food is skyrocketing, causing riots in developing countries. In the U.S., food banks are running low on donations and high on visitors.
Each month, 60,000 Iraqis are forced to leave their homes due to continuing violence, according to a Sept. 2007 report by the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR). Since 2003, when the U.S.
In May, representatives from more than 100 nations met to forge a global agreement to ban cluster bombs, aerial weapons that release tiny “bomblets” over a wide area and kill indiscrimi
Promoted as the first pope to own an iPod, Benedict XVI is sculpted here in perfect polyresin, standing a towering 7 inches high.
In a retrial in May, a Brazilian court acquitted Vitalmiro Bastos de Moura, one of two ranchers who allegedly ordered the killing of 73-year-old Catholic Sister Dorothy Stang three years ago.
In 1994, Iphigenia Mukanta­bana’s husband and five of her children were brutally murdered by her Hutu neighbors.
"Being disciples of Jesus means serving him in public as well as private."
An Exxon gas station in Cedar Park, Texas, was taken over by members of HighPoint Fellowship church on April 27 as part of “Faith in Action” Sunday.
The first U.S. interfaith loan fund to provide support for long-term domestic disaster recovery was launched in New Orleans on May 15.
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The Catholic Worker movement, founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in 1933, celebrated its 75th anniversary on May 1.
Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform a Sojourners supported project hosted a dialogue in March with 40 Latino and Anglo evangelical pastors at Iglesia El Calvario, a 5,000-member Latino
“Without corn there is no country” is the slogan tens of thousands of small farmers in Mexico are using to protest the full implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NA
For the first time in history, more people live in urban than rural areas, according to a 2007 U.N.
In March, advocates from Peruvian human rights and environmental organizations met in Washington, D.C., with representatives from the Inter-American Com­mission on Human Rights and the Peruvian
Five ways to put the brakes on predatory lending.
All the Democratic presidential candidates talked about “green-collar jobs.” But what are they?
Despite protests at New Orleans City Hall last December, the city council voted unanimously for a federal plan that will demolish 4,500 public housing units in favor of developing fewer units on a
As Kenya continues to transition from a one-party nation to a liberal democracy, churches from various traditions are coming together to encourage constructive dialogue between the two major polit
Teach Your Children Well
For Iraqis, the scramble to find family members who are de­tained, kidnapped, killed, or simply lost is a harsh reality of war that often doesn’t make the headlines.
“Jesus, take pity on me!
This Lent, Christians are invited to “Fast from Carbon.” The Regeneration Project’s Interfaith Power and Light carbon fast is a reminder that although global warming threatens
If you don’t want to drink milk from cows injected with hormones, then be careful buying milk in Pennsylvania. As of Feb.
The 2007 reauthorization of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) brought together a diverse, bipartisan coalition to encourage Congress to improve the bill.
Twenty-first century technological advances make it possible to carry the ancient scriptures everywhere you go with the $10 Itty Bitty Bible!
Color of Money. In 1974, the U.S. median black income was 63 percent of that of whites.
How God's Word empowers us to fight racism.
Data reviewed by the Congres­sional Committee on Oversight and Government Reform weighed the financial pros and cons of relying on private contractors or paramilitaries, such as Blackwater USA,
More than 150 leading African-American clergy, scho­lars, government officials, and health experts joined in October with the National Black Leadership Commis­sion on AIDS to respond to HIV
The Community of Sant´Egidio, a Catholic lay group, is encouraging a glass of good wine with supper.
About 250 day laborers rallied in front of the town hall in Herndon, Virginia, to demand that the Herndon Official Workers Center remain open.
Thousands of protesters marched through Jena, Louisiana, on Sept.
United Methodists in the U.S.
Ride the Curl Jesus is cool again! He rides a motorcycle, plays soccer and football, enjoys the occasional rodeo—plus, he surfs!