The Common Good

July 2007 Sojourners


Stepping It Up to Save the Earth
The fight against global warming will require a movement full of fire and prayer. That movement has begun...
by Bill McKibben

Things You Can Do
by Bill McKibben

Whose Earth is it Anyway?
Why the environmental movement and the racial justice movement need each other.
by James H. Cone

Greening Our Churches
What congregations can do to restore creation.
by David Rhoads and Andrea Orcutt


Jesus of the Cul-de-Sac
In a land of asphalt, malls, and picket fences, how do we serve God and neighbor?
by Valerie Weaver-Zercher

Picket-Fence Poverty
What does it mean to be poor in the 'burbs?
by Valerie Weaver-Zercher

A Pilgrimage of Song and Silence
For many U.S. college students Taize-style worship offers a sanctuary of calm and community.
by Amy McDougall

'Lord What Shall I Eat? How Much Should I Weigh?'
A reflection on healing our relationship with food.
by Laurel Rae Mathewson


Just Trust the President?
by William Cavanaugh

Planting Justice for Farmers
How to stop fueling the agribusiness model.
by Elizabeth Palmberg

Justice at Work
Religious leaders are backing the Employee Free Choice Act.
by Kim Bobo

Between the Lines
| America's Four Views of God | That's Deep! | Voter Fraud? | 'Guest Worker' or Slave? | Googling Genocide | News Bites | Power Punch |


Eyes & Ears: Stories of Solidarity
Singing the songs of a bygone world.
by Danny Duncan Collum

H'rumphs: To the Blogosphere...and Beyond
Is this the end of productive society as we know it?
by Ed Spivey Jr.

Hearts & Minds: Falwell's Legacy
by Jim Wallis


Living the Word: Called to be Prophets
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary Cycle C.
by Malinda Elizabeth Berry

Poetry: The Women of Juarez Take a Message to the Bishop
by Rose Marie Berger

| Attention to Trade Justice | Class Matters | One House at a Time | Destructive Campaigns | Welcoming All |


Memory in the Age of My Space
Remembering who we are in a digitally fragmented world.
Reviewed by Jesse Holcomb

Preach it, Wynton!
Music Review: Plantation to the Penitentiary by Wynton Marsalis.
Reviewed by Brian Bolton

The Music of Loss
Music Review: West by Lucinda Williams.
Reviewed by Kimberly Burge

Reconnectiong Spiritual Practice, Evangelism, and Justice
Excerpt from "The God of Intimacy and Action" by Tony Campolo and Mary Albert Darling

New and Noteworthy
Book: The Life of Meaning: Reflections on Faith, Doubt and Repairing the World by Bob Abernethy.
Film: Simply Christian - course kit by N.T. Wright.
Film: Into Great Silence by Philip Groning.
Book: The Moral Measure of the Economy by Chuck Collins and Mary Wright.
Reviewed by Molly Marsh