The Common Good

Results for social change

A Summit for Change
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis "When I claim to be a Christian, it should be a radical statement." IN JUNE, SOJOURNERS ...

The Play's the Thing
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Doris Bartel How community theater helped change a centuries-old tradition of kidnapping girls for marriage. ...

Up Ahead? Massive Social Change, Experts Say
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 5:49pm | Type: Blog

National attention on a proposed Arizona law allowing business owners to deny service for religious reasons to gay people signals how attitudes on social issues have shifted dramatically in recent years. ...

Bullet-Proof Gospel
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 10:52am | Type: Magazine Article

Toya Richards Death threats haven't stopped Rev. James Byensi, a Congolese pastor, from seeking peace in his homeland. ...

Our Endorsement for President
Originally Posted: 11/01/2012 - 5:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice The constraints on political engagement by nonprofits can be frustrating for those committed to social change. ...

Leave No Change Behind
Originally Posted: 07/12/2012 - 10:45am | Type: Magazine Article

Brad R. Braxton Preaching for social transformation requires an abundance of courage, moral credibility, and the virtue of precision. ...

Pastoral Resources for Preaching on Social Change
Originally Posted: 12/07/2012 - 12:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Learn how to preach for social transformation with these excellent resources. In a world desper ...

Young Pastor at the Forefront of Social Change in Australia
Originally Posted: 05/18/2012 - 9:26am | Type: Blog

Young pastor Jarrod McKenna describes it as “rolling up our sleeves and just getting on with the practical work of loving our neighbors.” He’s been arrested more times than he ca ...

Soundtrack for the #Occupation Grows
Originally Posted: 01/11/2012 - 4:46pm | Type: Blog

It's always encouraging to see musicians using their unique platform to inspire social change. When it comes to an indie supergroup such as  New Party Sysytems — compirsed of members from TV on the Radio, Notekillers, and Liturgy — disparate ...

Why Does Glenn Beck Hate Community Organizers?
Originally Posted: 05/19/2011 - 3:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum The Main Reason: They upend the power structure to give people at the bottom a better chance. ...

Campuses Take the Lead
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel College campuses have been in the vanguard of most major social movements. In early February of las ...

The Power of Story
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Katherine Paterson Reading may not change the world -- but it changes the reader, and that's a start. The ...

Free for All
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kate Bowman-Johnston The public library as a place for transformation. When Kevin Barbieux became homeless in ...

An Interview with Morgan Spurlock
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 12:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Morgan Spurlock Jim Wallis Jeannie Choi Matt Hildreth ...

The Pastor's Dilemma
Originally Posted: 03/11/2014 - 2:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joel C. Hunter Addressing social issues with courage and compassion. Recently, my church’s board of elders an ...

Seeing is Believing
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Creating a better world first requires an act of imagination. One day this past July I aba ...

Why Stories Matter
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Marshall Ganz The art and craft of social change. I grew up in Bakersfield, California, where my father was a ...

Bridging the Great Divide
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lydia Bean What does it look like to proclaim the gospel and invite people to follow Jesus in a way that leads to the work of justice? ...

Speaking of Change
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ronald Williamson How a Howard Thurman lecture series has transformed a university -- and much more. IT MIGHT ...

The Great Emergence
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 2:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Phyllis Tickle Every 500 years or so, the church—and the world—experience huge social, political, economic, and cultural shifts. What does ...

Faithful Transitions
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Phyllis Tickle Phyllis Tickle talks with Becky Garrison, senior contributing writer for The Wittenburg Door and author of Rising from the ...

Seeking the 'Fair Balance'
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 5:05pm | Type: Magazine Article

Peg Rosenkrands How putting our money into community investments -- such as specific banks, credit unions, or microcredit funds -- can he ...