The Common Good

Table of Contents

Cover Story

The gospel provides an antidote to the abuses of the global economy and invites us to act for justice wherever - and whoever - we are.

Features

The Bush doctrine of pre-emptive war has opened up a new front in the debates over "just war" theory.
These paintings were part of an exposition held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was no ordinary exposition.
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez stirs up fierce criticism - and hope.
Venezuela's constitution is more than a political document.

Commentary

50 years after Brown, segregation remains in force.
You wouldn't know it by the candidates, but Christians form the base of the party.
Churches shouldn't ignore the meetup phenomenon.

Columns

To focus on the suffering of Christ apart from Jesus' way of the kingdom misses the central point of the gospels.

I pulled dramatically into the office parking lot, turned off the ignition and coasted to a stop, the powerful engine reluctantly emitting its final throaty rumble.

Culture Watch

Iranian women experience the transformative power of fiction.
The 'adult' standards of cable have seeped into the groundwater of broadcast television.

Departments

Associate editor Rose Marie Berger joined a January delegation to Venezuela organized by Marie Dennis of the Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns.