The Common Good
September/October 2011

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by Julie Polter | September/October 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.

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Alison Owings interviewed members of 16 tribal nations for the oral history Indian Voices: Listening to Native Americans, capturing intimate, engaging perspectives from long-overlooked communities. An inspiring antidote to the ignorance many non-Indigenous people may unwittingly hold about contemporary Native American lives. Rutgers University Press

Twilight’s Truths and Consequences

In The Gospel According to Twilight: Women, Sex, and God, Perkins School of Theology professor Elaine A. Heath offers both unsparing feminist critique of gender stereotypes and violence against women in the Twilight vampire series and thoughtful analysis of its theological themes. Westminster John Knox

Looking for America

Facing Change: Documenting America is a nonprofit collective of photojournalists and writers covering underreported issues and life in the U.S. They are distributing the work through an online platform and a new collaboration with the Library of Congress. facingchange.org

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