The Common Good

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Cover Story

Kentucky farmer and essayist Wendell Berry talks about what makes people happy.
Sojourners associate editor Rose Marie Berger and photographer Ryan Beiler spent a Sunday afternoon in February with Wendell Berry at his farm in Henry County, Kentucky.


Many people think the Religious Right has faded into obscurity and political powerlessness. In fact, it just might be stronger than ever.
photos by Rick Reinhard
They're reading liberation theology and listening to the world's urban poor. Meet the young evangelicals of Word Made Flesh.
Dorothy Day taught us the real meaning of hospitality by the way she lived day to day.


The real barrier is indifference.
The wealthy feast, the poor go hungry. Surprise.
Why incremental reform is not the solution.

Culture Watch

Comic books take on the world of faith and spirituality.
Thousands of teens are learning directly from Nobel Peace laureates about working for peace through PeaceJam, an eight-year-old education-and-action program.
Copyright laws choke the commingling streams of King Lear, Iggy Pop, and "Louie Louie."


For many years we've talked about interviewing environmental and culture essayist Wendell Berry.