The Common Good

Table of Contents

Cover Story

Here's an opportunity to help make social change happen: Join us in the nation's capital in April.
Seven ways to build a movement that includes poor and rich.
The art and craft of social change.
What does it look like to proclaim the gospel and invite people to follow Jesus in a way that leads to the work of justice?


Evangelist Charlotte Keys and the 'Jesus People' she organized took on a global corporation to save a small town.
How I went from being a corporate CEO to an anti-poverty activist.


Lessons from Gaza.
A few e-mails can help fight AIDS.
How to splinter the Taliban and support Afghans.


Forgiveness is an act of will. Fake it until you make it.

Being the trusting sort, I clicked on the link. Life is different now.

Culture Watch

Does the Obama era herald a post-racial United States?
Writing for Hollywood -- with Jesus in mind.
JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters, by James W. Douglass. Orbis.
An excerpt from This Flowing Toward Me: A Story of God Arriving in Strangers.
Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money, by Christian Smith and Michael O. Emerson, with Patricia Snell. Oxford University Press.
The Complete Leader's Guide to Christian Retreats, by Rachel Gilmore; In Romero's Legacy, by Pilar and John Hogan; Wage Theft in America, by Kim Bobo; and Becoming the Answers to Our Prayers, by Claiborne and Wilson-Hartgrove.


Five desert photographs taken by Thomas Merton.
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for March.