The Common Good

Articles By Rose Marie Berger

Capturing sorrow with hope.
The war in Kosovo is over. The question now: How to build peace? Their neighbors in Bosnia might just have the beginnings of an answer.
Camp Rakovica, Sarajevo—There were 1,500 Kosovar refugees in this camp on the dusty outskirts of Sarajevo. They had come by bus, car, and on foot.
Pristina, Kosovo—At the Macedonia-Kosovo border, kids on the roadside are selling Coke and fresh brown eggs.
The spiritual vision of Vincent Van Gogh, Georgia O'Keefe, and Andy Warhol.
Starting on Sunday, May 16, thousands of people of faith around the United States, Europe, and Yugoslavia have held candlelight prayer vigils on local bridges and overpasses as a witness for peace in Yugoslavia...
What lessons for the future can we learn from Kosovo?
Yvonne Delk has always done more than live beyond the boundaries - by her witness, strength, and perseverance, she's helping to render them obsolete.
Organizers Carol Richardson and Heather Dean, mother and daughter, talk about how the movement to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas became a family affair.
Ancient music for the contemporary church
Orthodox reformers forge path of peace.
Despite anti-union violence, the United Farm Workers persevere in organizing strawberry pickers.
The intimacy and poignancy of writing letters.
'Star Wars' just won't go away.
The danger of "men with guns."
The poetry of Denise Levertov, 1923-1997
Hollywood visits China.
Teresa, Di, and the search for meaning
Women heroes of environmental activism
An interview with Lois Gibbs
When most people hear "Silicon Valley," words such as clean, pure, technologically developed, and high personal income usually come to mind.
Tibet continues its 37-year fight for freedom
Northern cardinal chips away at the blue light
There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part. You can't even passively take part....  
Reynolds Price's story of good news.
It's 4:20 p.m. I'm standing over the Olympic soccer stadium in Sarajevo. From one goal post to the other are graves-headstones of various sizes and shapes, most unmarked.
No easy road to Bosnian peace.
Dianna Ortiz's Vigil for Truth.
An interview with author Dennis Covington
IN MY AUGHT YEARS (that time before teen-dom), somebody in my family left a hamburger on the stove, which proceeded to catch afire.
If we could split ourselves
The challenge of Dead Man Walking
The architecture of life in two foreign films.
Ten years of Sojourners interns.
"I am determined to die where I am. In the little house that I rent from good friends, overlooking the sea....We grow toward death."
Poets and their everyday art.
Christmas came early this year, Lord
Small groups and the renewal of the church.
A tense, cautious hope for a peaceful future in Northern Ireland emerged with the cease-fire called on August 31 by the Irish Republican Army...
"I am mooring my rowboat at the dock of the island called God." —Anne Sexton The Awful Rowing Toward God
This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed upon the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how.
We got off the 11th Street bus in downtown Washington and headed toward the people gathering on the 10th Street overpass. A man in his early 40s fell into step with us.