The Common Good

Active Alerts

Sign the One Church, One Body Pledge

Today in America, we as Christian leaders are morally concerned about the deluge of incidents this year that have revealed how the factors of race have yet to be resolved or, as we would say, reconciled.

Painful incidents like the killings of Trayvon Martin and Jonathan Ferrell, as well as this year’s Supreme Court decision that removed a key provision of the Voting Rights Act reveal the racial divides at the heart of our nation. It is time for the multiracial body of Christ to be clear that we are in this together. These issues are all of our issues. We are one church. We are one body.

Sign the One Church | One Body Pledge today!

Photo credit: Andrey_Popov / shutterstock.com

+Take Action

Help Stop Violence Against Women Worldwide!

Women around the world are beaten and abused every day. It’s an epidemic that affects up to 70% of women in some countries—and we need to respond.

The International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) would connect women with the legal support, education, and economic opportunity they need, while making sure that women and girls in humanitarian crises are protected from violence.

Send a message to your member of Congress to help build support for IVAWA!

+Take Action

Don't let domestic abusers buy guns!

Each month, nearly 50 women in the U.S. are shot to death by a partner or former partner. If we don’t close a loophole that allows people to buy guns without a background check, we’ll continue to give domestic abusers easy access to handguns.

With your help, we can close the loophole that lets domestic abusers buy guns with no questions asked. Click here to join us!

photo: carroteater/shutterstock.com

+Take Action

Stand Behind President Obama's Immigration Relief

President Obama has announced his plans to reform pieces of our broken immigration system. These efforts are a source of hope to millions of our immigrant brothers and sisters, who now can live and work without fear of being detained simply because of who they are. Unfortunately, the attacks on the president are already starting.

Let's stand with the president as he helps our society "welcome the stranger."

Photo: Ryan Roderick Beiler / Shutterstock

+Take Action

Christians, let's tell our communities: Black Lives Matter!

In recent weeks, we've seen firsthand that our justice system treats some people like they don't matter. Grand juries in Missouri and Staten Island both decided that the deaths of unarmed black men were not worth further investigation by declining to call for a trial of the police officers who killed them.

This isn't just a problem in Ferguson, not just something that happens in New York. We hear over and over again that our society is treating our black sisters and brothers as though their lives don't matter.

A letter in your local paper calling for justice is a powerful way to reach your friends, neighbors, and community with the message that ALL people are made in the image of God.

Click here and we'll help you write one!

Photo credit: Gajus / shutterstock.com

+Take Action

Help Create a Matthew 25 Congress!

What kind of Congress do we need? We need a Matthew 25 Congress!

Jesus’ famous words call on us to care for immigrants, the poor, those in prison, and those who are marginalized in every area of society – the “least of these.”

When the new Congress begins this year, we want them to be a Matthew 25 Congress – don’t you?

Photo: Philip Duff / Shutterstock.com

+Take Action
An option to divest. Image courtesy pichetw/shutterstock.com

Open Letter to Christian Financial Institutions: Let Us Divest!

We’ve done our research. Of the 13 major Christian investment companies we studied, not a single one offers a way for their members to opt out of fossil fuels. We think Christian investment companies should be the FIRST to stop funding climate change!

Read and sign our open letter.

 

+Take Action

Sign On: Christians Support the Iran Nuclear Framework!

This week, more than 50 Christian leaders came together to voice our support for the framework of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action concerning Iran’s nuclear program.

We hope you will prayerfully consider adding your own voice in support of the diplomatic process. This is a historic opportunity for diplomacy to triumph over armed conflict, and as people of faith, you can play an important role in helping the process succeed.

Read the full text of the letter here, then add your name.

+Take Action