The Common Good

Table of Contents

Cover Story

The fight against global warming will require a movement full of fire and prayer. That movement has begun...
Why the environmental movement and the racial justice movement need each other.
1) Organize. If a presidential candidate is coming your way, ask him or her: How are we going to cut carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050? What's your plan? 2) Organize.
What congregations can do to restore creation.


In a land of asphalt, malls, and picket fences, how do we serve God and neighbor?
What does it mean to be poor in the 'burbs?
For many U.S. college students Taize-style worship offers a sanctuary of calm and community.
A reflection on healing our relationship with food.


History does not tend to be kind to Christian theologians who demand war. In a New York Times article titled "A Catholic Debate Mounts on the Meaning of 'Just War'" published
How to stop fueling the agribusiness model.
Religious leaders are backing the Employee Free Choice Act.


I watched much of the cable television coverage of Jerry Falwell's death and legacy.

Is this the end of productive society as we know it?

Culture Watch

Remembering who we are in a digitally fragmented world.
Encountering the Holy The Life of Meaning: Reflections on Faith, Doubt, and Repairing the World, edited by Bob Abernethy, host of the PBS show Religion & Ethics N
Singing the songs of a bygone world.
Every artist knows the pressure to "shut up and sing." But with the injustices of our nation made evident in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and in the midst of a disastrous war waged on false prete
Lucinda Williams' singing voice inhabits at least a dozen personalities, sometimes within one song.
Many Christians are questioning whether evangelicals care enough about trying to change the political and economic institutions of our society so that they will provide equal justice for all of its


The narcotraficante commanded me in gestures, take off your blouse. Then he jerked it, scattering buttons— smooth and pink—along the ground. <
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary Cycle C.
Say "suburbs" and most people picture sprawling neighborhoods of identical homes filled with upwardly mobile status-seekers.