The Common Good

Articles By Jeannie Choi

Remember your loved ones this month with this beautiful prayer altar
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Students mobilize against the humanitarian crisis.
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.
During a Korean-American leadership conference at Yale University, several students realized that reports of famine, inhumane work camps, torture, and ideological enslavement in North Korea no long
Jeannie Choi: Well first Joseph I wanted to ask you about your life and your memories of growing up in North Korea, because many of us don't know what it's like, obviously.
Listen in as Francis Collins, author of The Language of God
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?
The recently launched Two Futures Project is twittering us into a non-nuclear future.
“Food deserts,” neighborhoods where people must walk at least a mile or drive 30 miles to access a grocery store, are rife in both urban and rural areas throughout the U.S.
Alexie Torres-Fleming is executive director of Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice ( in the South Bronx where she was born and raised.
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
Whether it's the South Bronx or rural North Carolina, visionary activist Majora Carter argues that cleaning up our act is good for us -- and the economy.
How Green For All is building a nationwide green-collar economy.
Whether it's the South Bronx or rural North Carolina, visionary activist Majora Carter argues that cleaning up our act is good for us -- and the economy.
Bill McKibben is an author and co-founder of
Charlotte Brody, a former registered nurse, is a long-time activist who has spent much of her life fighting for reform in the health care industry.
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
Robert Brenneman is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of Notre Dame studying Central American gangs.
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
Onleilove Alston was a 2008 Beatitudes Society Fellow at Sojourners.
Poet Pamela Porter shares about her discovery of rare photos taken by Thomas Merton during his search for a hermitage.
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.
Walter Brueggemann talks with Sojourners' Assistant Editor Jeannie Choi about the culture of autonomy as the cause of the economic crisis, and the spirit of community that could bring us to true pr
Stefan Andre Waligur is a contemplative musician/composer, peace activist and retreat leader from Buffalo, New York.
Listen in on conversations with two common security club members
Sojourners editors Rose Marie Berger and Jeannie Choi demonstrate simple contemplative prayer practices that anyone can adopt into their own worship habits.