The Common Good
January 2012

New and Noteworthy

by Julie Polter | January 2012

Free South Africa, To Love More Deeply, When Disaster Strikes, Wrestling with Tradition.

Free South Africa
In the five-part documentary series Have You Heard From Johannesburg, filmmaker Connie Field tells the dramatic story of the many-faceted worldwide movement to end South African apartheid. Premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens in January (check local listings).

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To Love More Deeply
In Compassion: Living in the Spirit of St. Francis, Ilia Delio, OSF, explores “what expands the human heart for another,” bringing the saint’s life into dialogue with the technological and cultural frenzy of modern life and encouraging a gentler way. St. Anthony Messenger Press

When Disaster Strikes
Connections—Storms of Injustice: From Hurricane Katrina to Your World is a short DVD and study guide with interviews of pastors in New Orleans about how structural injustices intensify the impact of natural disaster. Encourages reflection and action. Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America

Wrestling with Tradition
Contemporary scholars introduce the issues raised when 21st century questions of race and gender are brought to bear on the work of classic ethicists and philosophers in Beyond the Pale: Reading Ethics from the Margins, edited by Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas and Miguel A. De La Torre. Westminster John Knox

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