The Common Good
April 2013

New & Noteworthy

by Julie Polter | April 2013

Refuse to Do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern-Day Slavery by Shayne Moore and Kimberly McOwen Yim / Thank You, Sisters: Stories of Women Religious and How They Enrich ...

New Abolitionists
Refuse to Do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern-Day Slavery, by Shayne Moore and Kimberly McOwen Yim, is a guide to how regular people, juggling the everyday demands of family and work, can become activists fighting human trafficking and slavery. IVP Books

Leaders of the Faith
Different writers pay tribute to the work and witness of Catholic sisters in Thank You, Sisters: Stories of Women Religious and How They Enrich Our Lives, edited by John Feister. These strong, faithful women are inspiring, no matter your tradition. Franciscan Media

We Will Shine
In photographs and brief essays, Shadows then Light, by Steve Pavey and Marco Saavedra, focuses on undocumented youth who engage in civil disobedience to protest detentions and deportations—and thus confront society with the deeper spiritual and ethical questions implicit in the immigration debate. shadowsthenlight.com

Holy Liberation
Raymond Rivera draws on more than 45 years of pastoring inner-city churches in his book Liberty to the Captives: Our Call to Minister in a Captive World. This is a biblically rooted vision for social action and care and advocacy on behalf of our most vulnerable neighbors. Eerdmans

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