The Common Good

Table of Contents

Cover Story

Mike Huckabee talks about children, poverty, and the role of government.
John Edwards explains why poverty is an issue we can do something about.


Why concentrated wealth and the growing gap between the rich and the rest of us are not only bad for our economy but threaten democracy itself.
Five myths that stand in the way to overcoming poverty.
Theological schools and seminaries are changing the ways they prepare their students for our increasingly multireligious world.
Student activists are finding that sometimes conversation, not confrontation, is the way to make a difference.


From election rhetoric to real change.
Keeping fair trade fair.
What gets young evangelicals mobilized for advocacy?
When we separate pleasure from responsibility, we defy nature at our own risk.


A solution to poverty will take both liberals and conservatives and those who are neither.

Culture Watch

Kathleen Norris explores how an ancient concept of spiritual malaise speaks to us today.
Hard to Swallow
Electing Not to Vote: Christian Reflections on Reasons for Not Voting, edited by Ted Lewis.
The Catholic Worker After Dorothy Day: Practicing the Works of Mercy in a New Generation, by Dan McKanan.
The final journey of Tom Fox, Christian peacemaker.


Praise God for all things green Lime jello, blades of grass, emeralds Chameleons, the neon river frog Heavy papayas begging to be picked
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for September.
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for October.
You may recall that the cover of our August issue featured Elizabeth Edwards, spouse of John Edwards, one of the subjects of this month’s cover.