The Common Good

Margaret Benefiel

Margaret Benefiel, Ph.D., author of Soul at Work and The Soul of a Leader, works with leaders in health care, business, churches, government, and nonprofits to help them stay true to their souls. Visit her website.

Blog Posts by Margaret Benefiel

Posted by Margaret Benefiel 2 weeks 2 days ago
In the wake of the latest escalation of the U.S. “war on terror,” it’s time to remember the origin of Veterans Day. In 1926, Congress officially recognized the commemoration of Armistice Day on Nov....
Posted by Margaret Benefiel 30 weeks 1 day ago
This weekend, more than 800,000 spectators crowded the St. Peter’s Square area while 500,000 more watched on giant screens around Rome as Pope Francis canonized Pope John XXIII and Pope...
Posted by Margaret Benefiel 47 weeks 9 hours ago
Pope Francis, in his message for the World Day of Peace on Jan. 1, stresses the concept of fraternity as the basis for a moral economy, moral society, and moral relationships among nations. A...
Posted by Margaret Benefiel 50 weeks 5 days ago
The world lost a hero yesterday.  Nelson Mandela, 95, died at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa, after a long illness. From prisoner of 27 years to President of his country, Mandela...
Posted by Margaret Benefiel 1 year 2 weeks ago
World War I hostilities ceased at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month, Armistice Day, 1918. Dubbed “The war to end all wars,” World War I closed with a commitment to peace.  A year later,...