The Common Good

Articles By Rose Marie Berger

Sojourners editors Rose Marie Berger and Jeannie Choi demonstrate simple contemplative prayer practices that anyone can adopt into their own worship habits.
In a groundbreaking 2008 book, JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why it Matters, Catholic theologian and nonviolence leader Jim Douglass probes the role of the principalities and po
A 2008 study commissioned by Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good found that social policies that increase economic support to women in the U.S.
In September, hundreds of churches nationwide joined in Poverty Sunday, part of Sojourners’ Vote Out Poverty campaign, to preach justice for the poor from the pulpit.
Actor Paul Newman, who died in September, founded the only global forum of business CEOs focused on increasing corporate philanthropy.
What with the destruction of the ozone layer, God’s people need some serious eye protection.
In Brookville, Pennsylvania, a dispute over laws has shaken the otherwise quiet community.
The great wheel of the Christian liturgical year is turning once again.
In 2003, Ugandan Jewish coffee farmer J.J. Keki asked himself what he could do to stop religious violence.
By the new year, the Vatican will go solar. In September, engineers began installing 2,000 solar panels designed by the German firm SolarWorld and given to the Vatican as an Epiphany gift.
Northern Iraq is part of the contested homeland of ethnic Kurds—and until recently a safe haven for those escaping Baghdad’s violence, especially Chaldean Christians.
Move over Guitar Hero, Guitar Praise is the new toy for the Christian heavy metal and power-rock set.
Mary Doria Russell, author of the best-selling books The Sparrow and Children of God, tells Sojourners about her disciplines -- in her spiritual life and in her writing -- and how she makes friends with her characters.
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
Why do we bear the fractured order of love?
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
Pondering the rights of the poor while in line at Dunkin' Donuts.
An interview with immigrant and author Edwidge Danticat.
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
Sometimes, Easter finds us.
"I have come to love the darkness."
“Jesus, take pity on me!