The Common Good
July-August 2003


by Rose Marie Berger, Kate Bowman | July-August 2003

Building Supplies

Two new books from EPICA untangle the web of global economics with straightforward language and amusing illustrations. Ten Plagues of Globalization and Free Trade: Free Reign for Transnational Corporations make excellent teaching and learning tools. (202) 332-0292;

New Day film Los Trabajadores examines the lives and struggles of immigrant day laborers in Austin, Texas, on whom much of that city's economy depends. A discussion guide is available online. 1-800-343-5540;

Don't want your income to support war? War Tax Resistance: A Guide to Withholding Your Support from the Military details the nuts and bolts of tax refusal, as well as the philosophy behind it, the history of U.S. military spending, and personal accounts from tax resisters. Available from the War Resisters League at (212) 228-0450 or

Christianity, Poverty, and Wealth: The Findings of "Project 21" is the result of a study by the World Council of Churches on 10 challenges to the 21st-century church to fight poverty and greed with a new sense of urgency. Available from the UK's Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. cat/show.php?0281055475

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