The Common Good
July 2010

New and Noteworthy

by Julie Polter | July 2010

Be Not Consumed

Be Not Consumed

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Circle of Protection for a Moral Budget

A pledge by church leaders from diverse theological and political beliefs who have come together to form a Circle of Protection around programs that serve the most vulnerable in our nation and around the world.

The Story of Stuff Project and the GreenFaith coalition partnered to develop Let There Be … Stuff? This free, downloadable, six-session curriculum for teenagers examines the connections between faith, consumption, and the environment. storyofstuff.org/teach.php
A Life in Conversation
The World Has Changed: Conver-sations with Alice Walker brings together interviews and conversations between the acclaimed writer and activist and people such as Isabel Allende and Amy Goodman. Includes an introduction to Walker’s life and work by Emory University professor Rudolph P. Byrd. The New Press
A Battle of Books
The Great Textbook War, an award-winning, hour-long radio documentary by Trey Kay, tells the story of a sometimes violent 1974 boycott of schoolbooks in Kanawha County, West Virginia. This dispute over values and perspectives in textbooks foreshadowed today’s debates. americanradioworks.publicradio.org/podcast.html
Help My Unbelief
Jason Boyett explores the ins and outs of doubt in his funny, honest, and conversational book, O Me of Little Faith: True Confessions of a Spiritual Weakling. Hopeful reading for all Christians who occasionally wonder “if maybe, just maybe, we’ve made this whole thing up.” Zondervan
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