The Common Good

Table of Contents

Cover Story

A conversation with Miriam Therese Winter on imagination, women in the church, and finding God between the lines.
Tapping into the imagination of God
Women comment on life in the church

Features

Exploiting power for sexual gratification
Women heroes of environmental activism
When most people hear "Silicon Valley," words such as clean, pure, technologically developed, and high personal income usually come to mind.
The opportunities and limitations of student loans

Commentary

Arafat's squandered opportunity
But is it or us to decide which is which?
New alliances highlight anti-poverty forum
Attitudes toward immigrants grow harsher
Tibet continues its 37-year fight for freedom
Timothy McVeigh is more "one of us" than we like to admit

Columns

This column was adapted from a sermon preached by John Hulden at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead, Minnesota, on Sunday, April 13, 1997...

Someday when I see the sale card announcing "12 Lemons for a Dollar" at the grocery store, I’m going to buy all 12 instead of just two or three.

On issues ranging from poverty to China policy to abortion, some unexpected allies have recently emerged in Washington and around the country.

Culture Watch

The world according to Victoria Williams
During Easter weekend this year, I finally visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland.
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
Resilience and courage in the face of welfare cuts
The theological assumptions of Alcoholics Anonymous
The Crucible continues to unmask the powers
Crediting young women with intelligence
The changing role of the hero in comic books
Meeting God for lunch @ the Global Ethics Café
When I close my eyes and think of Michael Jackson (who, by the way, is my age), I prefer to remember the 6-year-old of the Jackson 5, singing "ABC" or "I Want You Back." 

Departments

A movement for community food security
Local actions build energy for fall national conference
Volunteer Opportunities
"God’s saving justice is never served by human anger," points out James in his letter to Christians struggling against the power structures that threatened to consume the Christian Community.
Miriam Therese Winter is a Catholic sister teaching in a Protestant seminary.