The Common Good

Life and Peace

Because all life is a sacred gift from God, we must defend and promote practices and policies that protect life and promote human rights, human flourishing, and peaceful solidarity.  Because Jesus calls us to be peacemakers, to be agents of reconciliation, and to love our enemies, we work to reconcile relationships, reduce violence, and resolve political and social conflict.  

The following topics are included in Sojourners' work on Life and Peace:

Related Reading

Roland Emmerich is known for making the kind of disaster movies that fans of quality filmmaking love to hate. +Read More
War and the American Difference: Theological Reflections on Violence and National Identity, by Stanley Hauerwas. +Read More
Orange Alert: Essays on Poetry, Art, and the Architecture of Silence. And, Fasting For Ramadan: Notes from a Spiritual Practice. +Read More
Activist pastor Gardener C. Taylor on lessons learned in a long life of faithfully taking the side of the oppressed. +Read More
Reflections on the Common Lectionary. +Read More
At first, I thought I had the flu because I didn't get a flu shot this year and naturally had to be punished by the medical community. +Read More
Despite the enormous success of lay involvement and Catholic outreach to the world, several trends indicate serious challenges for the Catholic Church in the United States. +Read More
Advent loops past the second coming to the first -- and to us, stuck waiting in the mud of existence. +Read More
The U.S. should put publicly funded medicines in reach of the world's poor. +Read More
U.S. troops will finally withdraw from Iraq -- but what about the contractors? +Read More