The Common Good

Articles By Rose Marie Berger

Does “awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead!” (Ephesians 5:14) describe your Monday morning?
It was a remarkable moment in November when Johnny Lee Clary, a 50-year-old white Oklahoman, knelt before Bishop George D.
There are two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time, and will ever continue to struggle, declared Abraham Lincoln in 1858: “the common right of humanity and the d
Dutch designer Michiel Cornelissen has created the new cross screwdriver that is both a hand tool and a religious symbol!
In November, 1,150 cities around the world—including 60 capitals—lit up public buildings to support an end to the death penalty.
Sister Linda Fuselier was my first-grade teacher. It was 1969 at St. Ignatius Catholic School in Sacramento, California.
Once upon a time, a long time ago, unto us a savior was born. Sadly, his mom never threw him a birthday party. But now you can.
This summer, the largest Lutheran and Episcopalian denominations in the U.S. voted for more complete inclusion of gay and lesbian ministers within their churches.
The Jesus Christ keychain with LED flashlight from Divinity Innovations provides a literal “lamp unto your feet.” Sporting a long-sleeved, rolled-edge crewneck shirt (with an ichthy
Remember your loved ones this month with this beautiful prayer altar
In July, Pope Benedict wrote you a love letter. Like all love letters, it’s worth savoring.
THE PRICE OF cocaine in the U.S.
THE IDEA CAME in a dream. One night Kaytea Petro, co-founder of Neighbor-hood Fruit, dreamt she was searching on a Web site for public fruit trees throughout San Francisco.
It’s summer here in the northern climes—and summer means the swimming pool.
Last November’s election was the most racially and ethnically diverse in U.S. history, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.
In April, 14 Christians were arrested at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, from where drones in Afghanistan and Pakistan are guided, in the first major U.S. public protest against combat drones.
Need Holy Backup?
I dreamt last night I was being deployed to Iraq.
The recently launched Two Futures Project is twittering us into a non-nuclear future.
Francis Perkins was the consience behind the New Deal.
Three percent of all District of Columbia residents are living with HIV/AIDS, according to a report released in March by the District government. The U.S.
More than 100 Mennonite pastors and lay ministers released a letter in April to the Mennonite Church USA, calling for the denomination to extend full welcome to gay and lesbian people and inviting
The Ecumenical Water Network, an international Christian body formed to raise awareness about justice and the global water crisis, declared its frustration that the World Water Forum, which met in
Faith Walk Needs Socks
What's the unique contribution of religion to the 'green economy'?
The Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing published a report in January that found U.S. seminaries and rabbinical schools were sorely lacking in sexuality training.
When two more African na­tions ratify the Pelindaba anti-nuclear weapons treaty, the globe’s Southern hemisphere will become a nuclear weapons-free zone.
"The Coalition Provisional Authority [in Iraq] failed to keep detailed accounts of how most of the Iraqi money was spent,” according to an audit report released in February by the Office of S
Forgiveness is an act of will. Fake it until you make it.
In the wake of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depres­sion, tens of millions of Americans have suffered substantial financial losses, with many losing their savings, homes, and jobs.
Like many U.S. municipalities, Alexandria, Virginia, is facing financial cuts. But in an unusual move, city officials hired ethicist Michael A.
Increasing Jesus
When Associate Editor Rose Marie Berger contemplated "forgiveness" in preparation for her monthly column in Sojourners magazine, she knew who to go to: elder-prophet-pastor Mary Cosby, 86,
American Muslim Eboo Patel founded the Interfaith Youth Core to give al Qaeda a run for its money. At stake? The soul of a generation.
On Jan. 20, the United States of America inaugurates its first African-American president and first Catholic vice president.
Our Bright Future, by Tracy Chapman.
More than 300 religious and political leaders met in New York in September to break bread with an unlikely dinner guest: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
In November, the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano reported that John Lennon is officially forgiven for his 1966 quip that the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus,&rdquo
“Thy word is a [USB flash drive] unto my feet” is the good news that the folks over at The Amazing Bible Cross are singing.
In October, the families of crime victims and the families of perpetrators came together for a common cause: Abolish the death penalty in Montana.
Hear Eboo Patel, founder of the Interfaith Youth Core, talk about the indelible mark the Catholic Worker movement left on him during his college years.
Sojourners editors Rose Marie Berger and Jeannie Choi demonstrate simple contemplative prayer practices that anyone can adopt into their own worship habits.