The Common Good

Table of Contents

Cover Story

Is technology the tool of the devil? The primrose path to a better life? Or something in between?
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Features

A remarkable program for black and Jewish teen-agers goes a long way toward busting stereotypes and fostering reconciliation.
Commemorating the life of Christian activist, magazine editor, and longtime friend of Sojourners John Alexander.
George W. and Laura Bush's new Crawford, Texas home boasts a stunning array of eco-friendly features...
How temp agencies use welfare-to-work laws to rack up big profits.
Voices from the Colombian church's human rights community.

Commentary

The refundable tax credit will help 500,000 children in poverty.
Left and right, Sudan's finally getting much needed attention.
Mississippi votes to keep the 'Stars and Bars.'
Is rape a war crime, or 'collateral damage'?
Genetic testing and treatment could affect every symptom we experience.

Columns

Religious leaders demand (and get) help for working families.

Parental aggression at youth sports events has become commonplace.

'Columbine' used to refer to a mountain wildflower. Now it conjures up a national tragedy of teens killing teens.

Why shouldn't kids be allowed to have their fun, for gosh sakes?

Culture Watch

The Veterans of Hope video series profiles nonviolence activists from around the world.
Country music has always been cruel to its purest products.
It's easy to defend the death penalty in the abstract, but much more difficult when you have to participate in death.
On Spirit of the Century, the Blind Boys bring their strong and gritty harmonies to traditional gospel tunes as well as rock and roll.
Author of such novels as Atticus and Mariette in Ecstasy, Ron Hansen believes in the power of stories and in the role that they can play in an examination of a faith-filled life.
One of the most urgent issues for faith communities during the 1980s was the contra war in Nicaragua.
DiFranco wrestles openly with her choice 'to invite someone into her melodrama.'
Jesus on the cross is best viewed as what that event concretely was, an imperial execution," says Mark Lewis Taylor in The Executed God.

Departments

We are prone to listen to, but not hear, Jesus' challenging words.
'There is no better legacy we can leave than an effective nonviolent peace force.'
Employment Opportunities Hudson Valley, N.Y. organization seeks youth empowerment coordinator for state-wide program. Bilingual English/Spanish.
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