The Common Good

Articles By Julienne Gage

Churches in the "127 Movement" are opening their hearts, homes, and families to welcome children in the foster care system.
A new generation of Cuban Americans encourages broader dialogue.
Restless Fires: Young John Muir's Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf in 1867-68. Mercer University Press.
Faith communities work to stem the flow of guns to criminals.
Trinity University found the future of education -- hiding in its own neighborhood.
Spokane Indian Sherman Alexie often snaps "that's personal" during interviews, yet the characters in his books and films closely follow his own life growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation...
It takes the rare vocal talents of a singer like Lila Downs to silence a Madrid crowd—and convince them to put out their cigarettes without complaining.
Bread and Roses, the latest from British director Ken Loach, portrays with incredible precision the reality of the modern immigrant experience in industrialized nations.
A legacy of service: Krista Hunt Ausland
Reflections on Cuba's past---and future.
At midnight on May 21, I fell to the floor screaming when I learned that Krista Hunt Ausland, my best friend for 24 years, had plunged to her death in a bus accident in Bolivia.
Restoring hope and identity to El Salvador's youth.
Tibetan Aid Project. Manufacturing Consent. Against Forgetting.
Elizabeth Gravalos and Arthur Harvey, organic blueberry farmers in Hartford, Maine, had their home and property auctioned off by the IRS...
Female genital mutilation (FGM), which many young women in parts of Africa and the Middle East are forced to undergo as a coming-of-age rite, is starting to receive attention as a fundamental abuse of human rights.
Chinese pro-democracy activist Harry Wu led 1,000 protestors to the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C., to kick off Amnesty International's Annual General Meeting in June.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer , the Lutheran theologian who was executed by the Nazis in 1945, may be officially pardoned later this year by the German government, according to Religion News Service reports.
Why does the West ignore Africa until crisis strikes?
“Anything worth living for is worth dying for,” Brian Rohatyn told The Washington Post concerning his fast with Pastors for Peace on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
British Parliament member John Hume received the International Human Rights Award this spring for his nonviolent reconciliation work in Northern Ireland. Awards were also gi
Margarito and Maria Esquino, refugees in Washington, D.C., received death threats this spring that they suspect came from members of El Salvador’s ruling ARENA party.
Transitions Abroad. Hear Our Voices. 500 Years of Chicano History.
In spite of the fact that Casa Alianza (Covenant House Latin America) forced the Honduras government to admit in a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights that it illegally
Ward Valley in California's eastern Mojave Desert may seem like the middle of nowhere to those looking to dump their nuclear sludge.
Although several sources reported that independent candidate Jonathan Kuttab was elected to the Palestinian Council in January...
Cook for a Cause. State of the World. Access to Reinvestment. National Green Pages.
Members of the Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT) in Jerusalem announced publicly that they would ride the city's #18 bus for several hours on Sunday, March 10.
The Inland Northwest, which includes eastern Washington and northern Idaho, is known more because of stories about Ruby Ridge and the Neo-Nazi headquarters in Hayden Lake, Idaho, than for its wooded tranquility.
On January 5, a firebomb destroyed the car of José Pertierra in Washington, D.C.
Troubled by the scarcity of material from the nonviolent peace movement on the World Wide Web, three individuals are dedicating their skills to "help bring the powerful message of nonviolence on
Photojournalist Mev Puleo, whose work focused on the lives and struggles of the poor, died January 12, 1996, of a brain tumor. Puleo, who was 32 years old, received the 1995 U.S.
The Truth about Affirmative Action
Sherman Elexie sings the Reservation Blues
WAR RESISTERS LEAGUE CALENDAR
Tiesha became nervous as Ann and I took her trick or treating through Columbia Heights. "I hope they don't shoot you two!" she said.