The Common Good

Table of Contents

Cover Story

Christian support for the Iraq war raises the critical question: To whom do we belong?


An interview with liberation theologian Jon Sobrino.
Over the past two years, educators Linda and Scot DeGraf have been building a one-room cottage made of natural, recycled, and local materials.
How to live as if another world were already here.


How God's Word empowers us to fight racism.
Don't buy the corporate agrofuel greenwash.
Burma's resistance is not over.


"The Church is the conscience of the state."

Mary and Elizabeth teach hope in bitter times.

Our private contractors have sacrificed enough in Iraq.

During Lent, we think about the saints who listened in the night.

Culture Watch

The Carolina Chocolate Drops keep an America tradition alive.
What happens when young playwrights set their live to paper?
We now have almost three decades of experience with the idea that markets will solve our problems.
The Trumpet Child, by Over the Rhine.
Reflecting Theologically on AIDS: A Global Challenge
Plan of Action


The bough we clasped while climbing towards phantasmal blue has broken— we lie on concrete, begging with a shattered golden bowl.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the short days and long nights of winter come with lectionary readings full of references to dark and light.