The Common Good

Articles By Molly Marsh

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande 
A Path Appears. Knopf Publishing. 
The only way to defeat the epidemic is to strengthen health-care systems. 
Sami Awad’s vocation is to tear down walls in the Middle East.
Focusing on women and girls is the most effective way to fight global poverty and extremism.
Promoting gender equality is crucial to combating global poverty, a point Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn make in their new book,
Promoting gender equality is crucial to combating global poverty, a point Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn make in their new book,
The Sant'Egidio Book of Prayer, by Angela Riccardi; Peaceful Heroes, by Jonah Winter; Bearing the Mystery: Twenty Years of Image, by Gregory Wolfe; Trails of Hope and Terror: Testimonies on Immigration, by Miguel De La Torre.
Science and religion books explore the "seen and the unseen."
Take a look inside some of the graphic novels featured in Van Jensen's article, "
Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of Our Daily Choices, by Julie Clawson; The Fray, by The Fray; Learning to Sing in a Strange Land, by Wesley Stevens; and Grace Notes: Daily Readings with a Fellow Pilgrim, by Philip Yancey.
For more on sports and human rights, check out these books:
Dom Helder Camara: Essential Writings, by Francis McDonagh; Where Mercy Fails: Darfur's Struggle to Survive, by Chris Herlinger; The Economics of Honor, by Roelf Hann; and Albert Schweitzer: Call to Africa, by Martin Doblmeier.
The blues live in this world -- yet long for the next. An interview with Steve Nichols.
Money & Faith: The Search for Enough, by Michael Schut; After Gandhi: 100 Years of Nonviolent Resistance, by Anne and Perry O'Brien; Beyond Our Differences, by Peter Bisanz; and Kids + Money, by Lauren Greenfield.
The blues can articulate our deepest suffering as broken humans in need of redemption, says Stephen J.
A rough economy, changing reading habits, and a planet in peril are forcing book publishers to retool the way they do business.
Books on the environment, the economy, and equity.
God Drops and Loses Things, by Kilian McDonnell; 15 Days of Prayer, series from New Press; Servant or Sucker, by Beth Templeton; and CompassionArt: Creating Freedom from Poverty, by Martin Smith.
Soong-Chan Rah is the Milton B. Engebretson Assistant Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Illinois.
The Complete Leader's Guide to Christian Retreats, by Rachel Gilmore; In Romero's Legacy, by Pilar and John Hogan; Wage Theft in America, by Kim Bobo; and Becoming the Answers to Our Prayers, by Claiborne and Wilson-Hartgrove.
Sabbath, by Dan Allender; Fasting, by Scot McKnight; The Church on Dauphine Street, by Ann Hedreen and Rustin Thompson; Engaged Spirituality, by Joe Nangle; and March On! by Christine King Farris.
Voices of the Movement
Books that traverse the terrain of war and peace, faith and family, and continents and cultures.
Do it yourself—and also with others.
It’s My Life! A Guide to Alternatives After High School, by Janine Schwab and the AFSC; Women in Church History, by Joanne Turpin; Johnny Cash and the Great American Contradiction, by Rodney Clapp; Chant: Music for Paradise.
Crazy Talk: A Not-So-Stuffy Dictionary of Theological Terms, by Rolf Jacobson; Renewal: Stories from America's Religious-Environmental Movement; Being Consumed, by William Cavanaugh; and Dare Not Walk Alone, by Jeremy Dean.
Faith-based groups fight violence against women.
The Collected Sermons of William Sloane Coffin; Lord, Save Us From Your Followers, directed by Dan Merchant; The Poverty and Justice Bible; Founding Faith, by Steven Waldman.
Books that bridge faith and politics.
A Dangerous Journey
One of the opening scenes in Angels in the Dust shows waking children, some two to a bed, others with cats curled up beside them, greeting what looks like a chilly day in South Africa.
From parables to street theater, imagined worlds open our eyes.
Race Matters True to Our Native Land, edited by Brian Blount, describes itself as the first African-American commentary on the New Testament.
Encountering the Holy The Life of Meaning: Reflections on Faith, Doubt, and Repairing the World, edited by Bob Abernethy, host of the PBS show Religion & Ethics N
Clothing the world with justice.
Taking the church's temperature on health care.
Stitching for Social (and personal) change.
Storytelling in the digital age.
A Basis for Peace