The Common Good

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Cover Story

Two former CIA analysts talk about the lies behind the Iraq war and the heavy weight of conscience.
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The Food Project grows vegetables, relationship, and justice in the suburb and the city.
For two decades, Witness for Peace has been sending delegations of change to places of fear.
Corporate dominance of world affairs seems almost god-like.
The Renovare movement fosters spiritual development as the heart of social justice.
Israel's wall of separation.


Don't these people ever learn?
Is justice delayed better than none at all?
Being 'real Christians' in the post apartheid era.
Will the world do the right thing by Africa?


The beneficiaries of wartime tax cuts and contract deals are nothing less than war profiteers.

"Do you believe in hell?" a friend asked.

Technology does not uproot the themes of trust and betrayal in our human drama.

Without guns, one cannot shoot things, where would that leave us?

Culture Watch

Richard Shindell sings a good story.
Today rock dozes comfortably in the belly of the beast.
Even if Christendom is only a vague European memory, the United States suffers from a sort of Constantinian hangover. The Emperor Constantine just won't go away.
On the first weekend of every September, before cold winds off the Great Lakes turn the air chilly, the Plymouth Fall Festival takes place along Main Street in my hometown of Plymouth, Michigan.
Flannery O'Connor was a master short-story writer, dark humorist, and astute cultural observer.
Former Massachusetts Gov.
Miles and miles of two-lane blacktop crisscross the rural South, forming a web of connections among myriad small towns with declining populations and evaporating economic base
When Richard Danielpour composed An American Requiem in September 2000, he had no idea it would be presented to a nation experiencing a battlefront on its own soil.
Singing Septuaginarians


If we dug a huge grave miles wide, miles deep
Rabbi Tarfon said, "The day is short. The work is long. We are not enjoined to complete the task.
Thousands and thousands of Third World refugees are languishing behind bars in the land of the free. They're not criminals.
Employment Opportunities
The presence of CIA employees - even former ones - in our offices is not a frequent occurrence, as far as we know.