The Common Good

Table of Contents

Cover Story

In the new South Africa, the future is speaking in the voices of the girls.

Features

Around the world, religious freedom is under threat -- but people of faith continue to reach across divides.
How a Florida nonprofit is nurturing the abundant life, one rooftop at a time.
Koinonia Farm has seen a renewal of community life -- and a new, sustainable approach to the land.
How humor can help sustain the work of social justice.

Commentary

Walmart's new urban strategy comes with a lousy track record.
Hiroshima and Fukushima remind us that civilian and military nuclear technology go hand in hand.
The B Corporation model puts social and environmental responsibility into companies' legal DNA.

Columns

It's a consistent storyline in the media, involving powerful men in politics, sports, business, and religion: Men behave with utter disregard for the dignity and humanity of women -- using and abusing them at will, and acting as if they believe that they are entitled to do so.

The fate of the 21st century will be decided by civic leader-to-civic leader relations in a global context.

My "life plan" -- at age 23 -- was to own little and to move where the Spirit led.

So now we know why over the past few years our Internet service would sometimes slow to a crawl: Osama bin Laden was tying up the circuits Googling himself. Repeatedly.

Culture Watch

How do we find ourselves and God in the midst of media overload?
One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow, by Scot McKnight. Zondervan.
Director Greg Barker on the making of 'Koran by Heart.'
Love Provokes
The award for most surprisingly profound film of 2011 might go to Bridesmaids. This story of a woman trying to figure out her path in the midst of witness
How strange sightings, the Cold War, and the national security state add up to a truth we'll never know.

Departments

(for Daniel Berrigan on his ninetieth birthday)
During Ordinary time, the season after Pentecost, it might appear that not much is going on, ecclesially speaking.
Mohandas Gandhi was keenly aware of the root causes of hunger, and he knew that the problem was not a lack of resources on God’s good earth.