The Common Good

National Catholic Reporter

National Catholic Reporter Press Items
07/05/2012
Joan Novak and Rosemary W. Simich, members of Holy Infant Catholic Church in Durham, N.C., said they decided "The Spiritual Woodstock" was a good way to describe Wild Goose, adding that the festival was a good complement to their Catholicism. They said they were excited to hear peace and social justice messages from speakers such as Jesuit Fr. John Dear (who writes a weekly column for NCR), Jim Wallis of Sojourners and civil rights leader Vincent Harding.
01/19/2012
At one August protest that included a number of religious leaders, Rose Marie Berger, a Catholic organizing for Sojourners, said simply, "Climate change hurts the poor first." She was joined by members of religious orders and clergy of many faiths.
07/28/2011
Jim Wallis, editor of Sojourners, has led a campaign the past six years or so to call our elected senators and representatives to be mindful of their moral responsibility to the poor.
07/21/2011
As congress and the president take talks about the budget and deficit reduction to the final hour, there's one topic that is swept under the rug, religious leaders say: How will cuts in the budget affect the poor and vulnerable in the U.S.?
07/12/2011
Last month, Jim Wallis and dozens of religious leaders sent an open letter to President Obama calling for aid, not bombs, for Afghanistan.
04/28/2011
Yesterday, a group of religious leaders spoke to the press about their new initiative to create a “circle of protection” around the poor and the vulnerable in the upcoming debates about the federal budget.
02/18/2011
In general, I'm pretty tired of the "What would Jesus [fill in the blank]?" slogans for particular causes: "What would Jesus drive?" "What would Jesus eat?" It was clever the first hundred times.
11/18/2010
Jim Wallis of Sojourners is right on target again in a blog series he has written, titled "It Takes a Movement: The Next Steps."
04/22/2010
I received this urgent call to action and prayer from Sojourners Magazine regarding the brutal anti-immigration legislation awaiting the signature of Arizona's governor. The stakes are particularly high for the church: anyone in a ministry that might involve transporting an undocumented immigrant will be at risk for arrest.
03/03/2009
The Obama proposal, said Jim Wallis, author, activist and president of Sojourners, a Christian community in Washington, attempts to reverse a 30-year trend of growing inequality in the United States caused by policies that presumed that “enhancing the benefits of the wealthiest among us will eventually benefit us all. I think that has been proven false.”