The Common Good

Table of Contents

Cover Story

Building a new politics on the old values of generosity, compassion, and community.

Features

How the Democratic Party lost its faith in faith.
The United States still worships at the altar of nuclear weapons - yet cries 'heresy' when others want to join the sect.
"God's Smuggler" Brother Andrew has an odd way of breaking down barriers between Christians and Muslims. But somehow it works.
Religious leaders condemn nuclear weapons.

Commentary

Is there reason for hope in the Annapolis process?
Loving our neighbors coming home from war.
Global Christian Forum breaks ages-old barriers.

Columns

It's time to be in the business of building social movements, not just winning elections.

"I have come to love the darkness."

The voice of the people. Even the crazy ones.

Culture Watch

The media reform movement comes of age.
Documentary films put human faces on the Millennium Development Goals
When I first entered politics in the late 1960s, I had never heard the term “evangelical.” If I did, I certainly didn’t know what it meant.
The transition of today’s churches from modernism to postmodernism dominates many discussions in Christian and secular media.
It is hard to remember how controversial the ministry of Martin Luther King Jr. was during his life.
Calling Ken Medema a singer-composer is like calling the Yankees a ball club. For his latest CD, Sea Change, Ken is also orchestrator, back-up vocalist (and choir), and percussionist.
Reading the Red Letters

Departments

Like the iris in the side yard, I have stopped blooming. Dig me up, O Spirit, and split me; where I have grown calloused, break me open;
This month, as we enter the high season of the church year, the common lectionary offers an overwhelming number of biblical passages for our consideration.
While the ongoing U.S.