The Common Good

Articles By Duane Shank

Fifty years later, does the political will exist to win the "War on Poverty"?
Pacifists in Chains: The Persecution of Hutterites During the Great War. Johns Hopkins University Press
Baseball as a Road to God. Gotham Books.
Dreams of a better life—and political corruption—spark rising protests around the world.
Under Christian ethics, drone warfare is neither just nor moral.
Paul Wellstone showed us that politics "by the people, for the people" is actually possible.
Politics in the United States, especially in an election year, often seems to be a contest of competing special interests.
It's time for the troops to come home.
Poverty solutions that transcend ideology.
For political strategist Grover Norquist, tax policy is just a means to a brutish end.
The common good is one of the ultimate moral values
There are things in life worth being for--and things worth being against.
The Cost of Moral Leadership: The Spirituality of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, by Geffrey B. Kelly and F. Burton Nelson.
Religious organizations and fair hiring.
Who are these guys? And why do they think they can rule the world?
'What we need is not another feel-good plan, but a serious effort to seek peace.'
The cost? We're already paying it.
The genius of American jazz is using an unexpected note or chord to add an element of surprise when the music goes where you least expect.
The church response (or lack thereof) to Bush's nuclearism
Jewish-Christian "dialogue" is too often just that—an intellectual, theological discussion with no grounding in shared experience.
The consequence for war crimes? It depends.
A game of faith-based organizations.
Military spending cuts still a taboo.
Weaving social engagement and spiritual practice.
Church leaders came together to declare widespread poverty 'morally unacceptable.' And they promised to do something about it.
True or false: The Bible has no place in school.
A surprising ally in the moment clean up politics.
Will there still be public education for your children's children?
Can a peaceful future arise out of the blood and ashes of war?
Henri Nouwen on spirituality and justice
National Summit on the Churches and Welfare Reform.
Power politics vs. the poor
A day of preaching compassion to Congress
The post-Cold War dream of a world free from nuclear weapons had a rude awakening this May.
What is a Call to Renewal Roundtable?
Communities pitch in to help people out of poverty.
Building a movement to overcome poverty.
How will your community participate in the second annual "Pentecost to Overcome Poverty"?
Recovering our Jewish roots.
Promise Keepers draws mixed response.
Fall national conference seeks to nourish and energize.
A nationwide "Pentecost for the Poor"
The power of live recordings.
Across the country, people are hungry to put their faith into action.
Inspiring the faithful to be the "moral locomotive for social change."
A tour for compassion, community, and civility begins this fall.
September event will bring together Spirit and action.