The Common Good
January 2011

New and Noteworthy

by Julie Polter | January 2011

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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.

Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC gathers powerful oral histories from 52 women, "northern and southern, young and old, urban and rural, black, white, and Latina" who were on the front lines of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. University of Illinois Press

Tell Me, Tell Me

In a Winnipeg, Manitoba, high school where 58 languages were spoken among the student body, a teacher started an after-school storytelling project to bridge the gaps between immigrant and Canadian students. The documentary The Storytelling Class tells of the students' experience. Bullfrog Films

Up a Little Higher

In I See the Rhythm of Gospel, illustrator Michele Wood and writer Toyomi Igus vibrantly intertwine the story of gospel music with African-American history, from slavery to today. Includes a CD with five landmark gospel songs. Zonderkidz

Heartbreak and Hope

In the 1980s, Edwina Gateley began to minister to women in prostitution in Chicago. I Hear a Seed Growing is her in-the-moment recounting of those years -- a brutally honest, deeply spiritual portrait of street ministry. This 20th anniversary edition has a new introduction by Sister Joan Chittister and the original foreword by Rosemary Radford Ruether. Orbis

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