The Common Good

Table of Contents

Cover Story

Shaking the foundations of power in Mexico.
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An interview with Juan Hernandez
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Features

The witness of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Martin Luther King Jr., and Christian rescuers of Jews informs our discipleship today.

Commentary

Space and voice are powerful. Although the church is called to be a sanctuary of safe space where Christians listen carefully to one another, it often is not.
After writing an op-ed article for The New York Times condemning the massacre of Palestinians in a Hebron mosque by an orthodox Jew in late February, I was greeted with catcalls by a few
The recent Irish-British Downing Street Peace Declaration, coupled with the extravagant American media-hype of Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams, has encouraged a revolution of rising peace expectati
When poet and author Luis Rodríguez speaks to the diverse groups of students in our inner-city schools, he tells them, "Respect is the bridge to understanding" between themselves and the police,

Columns

The glare of the camera lights showed the anguish on Joseph Bernardin’s face as he arrived at the annual meeting of U.S. Catholic bishops last November in Washington, D.C.

Dreams are the language of God, I’m told. If that’s
the case, God has some wild ways of communicating.

In February, Jim Douglass traveled to Zagreb and Sarajevo to continue his work of building support for a peace pilgrimage of world religious leaders to Sarajevo

Let’s say you’ve just walked into the grocery store and on the way to pick up some onions you notice a healthy sized mound of eggplant, with glossy, deep purple skin shining under the florescent lights.

I recently attended a retreat focusing on "Journeying With Jesus in Our Singleness." The 14 women in attendance ranged in age from 26 to 73.

Our top story this month has the theological world "all in a tizzy," which in the original Greek means "something much too nuanced for you to understand since you’re just a lay person."

Culture Watch

The practical theology of home.
After 25 years missing and presumed dead, the Western movie genre has enjoyed an amazing resurrection in the past few years. The Oscar-winning successes of Dances With Wolves and Unfor
Mozart's music in God's service.
Biblical stories as movie scripts.
Debate over the relative merit of different Bible translations is so commonplace it is normally ignored but by a very few. Recently, however, ecclesiastic, and even secular, attention has been c

Departments

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.
Sustaining the witness of the faithful.
Barnabas House teaches many lessons
The remaining gospels of eastertide play out Jesus’ farewell discourse in the latter chapters of John.
Technology isn't unmitigated blessing.