The Common Good

Table of Contents

Cover Story

An interview with historian Gar Alperovitz.
A journey of remembrance.

Features

How a spirit of fear can distort scripture and history.
Healing for survivors of sexual abuse and war
Responding to the rage caused by childhood sexual abuse
The Redemptorist Mission Team in Mindanao, Philippines.
An interview with Karl Gaspar.

Commentary

Can the words "Christian" or "faith" appear in proximity to political issues? And if they do, what should they mean? On May 23, a delegation of U.S.
Retro is a term used by graphic artists to describe a style of American design from the 1950s.
On May 11, after months of U.S.

Columns


A NETWORK FOR RENEWAL


On May 18, after the Christian Coalition released its Contract
With the American Family, NPR's Alex Chadwick asked the executive
director of the Christian Coalition,


I began this piece on the 50th anniversary of D-day-June 6, 1994.
During the commemoration of the Allied invasion of Europe, I was
moved by the remembrances of the soldiers and astonished by th


Anne Morrison Welsh remembers every detail of that day 30 years
ago.


When I tell people I live in Washington, D.C., a common reply
is, "I'm sorry to hear that." When a former D.C.


VITAMINS THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY


The basil never quite recovered from our good intentions.


"Clothe yourselves with humility toward one another."


-1 PETER 5:5


(But then, Peter never won First Place at anything, did he?

Culture Watch

Poets and their everyday art.
Writers of various sorts, you may have noticed, sometimes take a notion to cast aside their particular genre or discipline and Just Write About Life: you know, about Everything-The Big Picture,
The theology and life of William Stringfellow
Robert McNamara's personal confession.
An inner-city physician's honest struggles.
The search for meaning is hard work.
Beauty and truth in My Family
Early-teen magazines with a new vision.
The Santanas offer the familiar...and the surprising.

Departments

A requirement for working at Sojourners is learning how to survive "multitasking." (Other requirements are learning how to thrive on coffee of dubious quality and being able to open the office
The stitches are not tiny - the woman who made them was old. The quilts she had made when she was young burned up in the filling station fire: the one that almost killed her g
Showing the way of compassion.
Neighbors work together to take back their streets.
CELEBRATING RACIAL DIVERSITY Kathleen McGinnis, author of Educating for a Just Society and Parenting for Peace and Justice, has created a new resource fo
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Christ House, a medical facility for homeless men in Washington, D.C., needs one-year volunteers in nursing, social service, and support positions.
In "Suspicions of Conspiracy," Tom Sine examines some of the similarities and differences between certain strands of Christian apocalyptic thought and global conspiracy theories propagate
Reflections on the revised common lectionary (July 2 - August 27, 1995)
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