The Common Good

Articles By Jeannie Choi

A new, more civil conversation is emerging with gays and lesbians on evangelical campuses.
An Arab Christian works -- person by person and block by block -- to bring Muslims and Christians together in Jordan.
How online tools are transforming the way social change happens.
In 1958, Bernard Lafayette was 19 years old and a student at American Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee, when his life changed.
Bernard Lafayette, a leader in the civil rights movement and teacher of nonviolence, discusses lunch counter sit-ins, Martin Luther King Jr., and the challenges and victories of nonviolent movement.
The median wealth of African-American women is 400 times less than their white counterparts. Policy expert Maya Rockeymoore tells us why that is, and what can be done.
Felipe Matos, 24, was sent to the United States from the slums of Brazil by his mother who longed for him to find a better life and achieve his dreams.
Bettie Mae Fikes talks about the music of the civil rights movement.
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The God’s Politics blog launched “Voices From the Gulf” — a series of blo
African-American women own significantly less wealth than any other social demographic, according to a report by the Insight Center for Community Economic Development.
Richard Rohr is founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province.
Younger generations are less concerned and preoccupied by global warming than older generations, according to a new study by American, Yale, and George Mason universities.
Every summer, with bags packed and immunization shots received, thousands of hopeful short-term “missionaries” from the United Sates venture to distant lands with a vision to change the
Here is a list of resources from Sojourners that will help further develop an understanding of Christian ethics and the environment. Articles:
Richard Schiffman is a poet and writer who splits his time between New York City and New Mexico. In the audio below he reads and shares about his poem, Flimsy Ribbon.
Katherine Paterson is the author of more than 30 books for young readers.
Dr. Elizabeth Warren -- head of Congress's TARP watchdog and veteran Sunday school teacher -- talks with Sojourners about facing down the Goliaths of Wall Street.
According to a review of 160 socially responsible mutual funds, 72.6 percent of socially responsible large-cap funds outperformed their S&P 500 competitors in 2009.
In the wake of Haiti’s devastating Jan. 12 earthquake, a coalition of faith-based and secular humanitarian organizations called world leaders to grant international debt relief to Haiti.
You cannot hear them. You cannot see them. But Predator drones—pilotless aircraft typically used in combat in Afghanistan and Pakistan—are flying in U.S.
The Nebraska-based Oriental Trading Company knows “how to make the world more fun!” Their child-size crown of thorns is just the ticket to make sure your Sunday school kids know what su
With his blonde pompadour flying in the cold January sky, activist and performance artist “Reverend Billy” Talen preached through a megaphone outside of the Varick Federal Detention Fac
Bio: Senior pastor, Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles. Web site:
Listen to this reading and an interview with poet Mary Anne Reese.
“The problem facing American journalism is not fundamentally an audience problem or a credibility problem,” according to the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism.
Two days after his inauguration, President Obama signed orders to end the CIA’s use of torture as an interrogation tool and to close the notorious Guantánamo Bay detention center withi
A Toronto church wall speaks to the vibrancy of faith, thanks to the work of four aerosol artists.
Geneticist Francis Collins -- new director of the National Institutes of Health -- talks about faith, science, and the spiritual practices that sustain him.
David Bazan on how he became an agnostic -- and lived to sing about it.
While some U.S. households are cutting out entertainment to make ends meet during the economic recession, others are going hungry. In 2008, the U.S.
In an innovative move, Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, recently began a two-year pilot project offering college-level courses to convicted felons serving time at the high-security C
Since 1994, David Bazan has put sharp questions about faith, justice, and his Pentecostal-evangelical upbringing front and center in his songs.
How Morgan Spurlock changes the way we think.
Schools in the United States are becoming increasingly segregated based on students’ race and economic status, according to a study released by Gary Orfield of the Civil Rights Project.
While diplomatic relations between the U.S.
Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock is not afraid to get messy.
Don Miller is the founder of The Mentoring Project and author of
David Denny teaches English at De Anza College in Cupertino, California.
Joel Salatin finds himself in the middle of the food debate, fighting for a better way.
Expensive health insurance premiums are detrimental to the survival of the middle class, according to a 2009 study released by The Commonwealth Fund.
Beyond the health benefits of eating organic, poor farmers around the world are claiming that organic farming is improving their quality of life, too.
Serving the community of LaSalle Street Church in Chicago.
Virginia-based farmer Joel Salatin is an outspoken advocate for organic, sustainable, and local food.
Scott Cairns is the director of the creative writing program at the University of Missouri.
Sojourners editor Jim Rice and his family have been composting with worms for more than a decade. In this video how-to, he shares 7 steps to composting with worms.
Edwidge Danticat, a Haitian-American novelist, is a 2009 MacArthur genius grant recipient and author of Brother, I'm Dying.