The Common Good

Table of Contents

Cover Story

It's time for a new conversation on race in America.
Pilgrims on the Mall.
A black woman's perspective on the Million Man March.
A call to address the black church leadership crisis.


How language reflects our understanding of God.
Latinos' culture of healing draws on Christian and indigenous traditions.


After the 1992 riots following the first Rodney King verdict, I joined a delegation of international church leaders to Los Angeles. We were there to conduct hearings and listen to community gro
Budget cuts should make us weep--and rage.
The future of health care is on the chopping block.
The prospects for progress after Rabin.
When cultural diversity clashes with human rights.
Mixed motives and good fruit.


Woe to the legislators of infamous laws,

to those who issue tyrannical decrees,

who refuse justice to the unfortunate

who cheat the poor among my people of their rights

On May 12, 1982, Thony Green woke about dawn to put on the coffee
at the Open Door Community in Atlanta.

Sojourners has invaded cyberspace. Or perhaps it's the other way

Tiesha became nervous as Ann and I took her trick or treating
through Columbia Heights. "I hope they don't shoot you two!"
she said.

Talk about basic ingredients. Look at a package of pasta sometime:
flour. You can't get much simpler than that.

Oops. Actually our 25th anniversary issue is coming up later this fall. I just forgot. I've been forgetting a lot lately since I'm getting older and...what was I saying?

Culture Watch

Jesus provides the way of faith.
I confess to being a year behind the curve on this whole ER thing. I know it's supposed to be the bright hope of network drama-dom.
The perspective of a faithful photojournalist.
Following the paths of justice, love, and reverence.
Sweet Honey's sacred offering.
The architecture of life in two foreign films.
Confession and forgiveness as a pure formality.
Theodore Ward's Hope for a Better Racial Future


Calling corporations and unions to their true vocations in the Detroit newspaper strike.
Call to Renewal Conference
WAR RESISTERS LEAGUE CALENDAR U.S. society is bombarded with books and publications honoring war heroes.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby announces openings for associates and interns in lobbying, organizing, and educating around issues suc
These reflections actually began with Christmas, the incomprehensible feast celebrating the unbelievable fact: God with us, God loving us (see "Living the Word," November-December 1995).
I could swim in this sea. this sea of Black helix hair and fleecy locks. waves of caramel, honey, Blue Black, Red brown chocolate faces. I could swim...bapt
THE AUTHORS OF OUR cover article, "Can We Talk?," Andrea Ayvazian and Beverly Daniel Tatum, have worked together as anti-racism trainers and consultants since 1988, when an anti-racism agency matched