The Common Good

Articles By Elaina Ramsey

Vincent Harding, a steadfast activist and ally in the struggle for freedom.
People go to great lengths for those they love, especially when it comes to immigration reform.
Sr. Jean Lait, an Anglican Franciscan sister based in San Francisco, protests drones and their effects on children
Racism continues to plague our nation. It doesn't have to be this way.
Check out these resources to help you and your faith community address the sin of domestic violence.
The Global Fund has a plan to win the fight against the three major diseases of poverty—and it's working.
Marvel at the beautiful stories to tell in U.S. cities
Live Simply by Franciscan Media / Who is Dayani Crystal? by Pulse Films / Eyes of the Heart: Photography as a Christian Contemplative Practice by Christine Valers / Sober Mercies: How Love Caught Up with a Christian Drunk by Heather Kopp
Does mass incarceration serve the common good? Susan Burton speaks out.
Resources to help you raise awareness about--and liberate--the slaves among us.
Three of the Pentagon's most wasteful programs.
Resources to help you join the battle to stop the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Everyone can use guidelines—and repair manuals—for living in Christian community.
Victor Mughogho works with local churches in southeast Africa to address the effects of climate change. But is it enough?
Be a part of the movement to redefine the public's perception of North Korea.
Be a witness against the bomb--share these graphics!
The Obama administration is not living up to its promises. Sign a petition to put an end to low-priority deportations.
Who controls the airwaves?
A tragic look at some of the U.S. mass shootings since Columbine.
Religious groups are giving the payday lending industry a run for their money.
Center yourself during this busy holiday season with our top 10 Advent resources.
Books for traveling the hard and worthy path of nonviolence.
Stanford anthropologist T.M. Luhrmann discusses the social science behind the evangelical relationship with God.
Jonathan Kozol, author of Fire in the Ashes, talks about the gripping stories of poor children, the problems of “obsessive testing,” and how to build a school system worthy of a real democracy. An interview by Elaina Ramsey.
How not to set fire to everything under the sun.
Take a test to measure your “intelligence.”
Experience the Lord’s Prayer in Lakota.
Did you know that there are more than 10 million Americans involved in worker-owned companies? Take a look.
Big money has corrupted our politics, and We the People want it fixed.
Learn how to preach for social transformation with these excellent resources.
Resources to deepen your understanding of Christianity and homosexuality.
Graduates reflect on how their seminary education impacts their work of social justice today.