The Common Good
March-April 2003

Resources: Building Supplies

by Rose Marie Berger, Kate Bowman | March-April 2003

Still confused about the rules governing political activity by religious organizations? 

Still confused about the rules governing political activity by religious organizations? "Politics and the Pulpit: A Guide to the Internal Revenue Code Restrictions on the Political Activity of Religious Organizations" tells all. The booklet is available from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. (202) 955-5075;

Breaking the Silence: 2003 Iraq Prayer Calendar uses photos and stories from Eric Edgin's trip to Iraq to focus prayer for the Iraqi people. It's available for $8 from For each calendar sold, $1 will be donated to Iraq solidarity group Voices in the Wilderness.

Alternatives for Simple Living has compiled hundreds of educational articles and graphics into a single resource. Simply the Best: 30 Years of Alternatives is a CD-ROM that ventures off the beaten track of consumerism with creative ideas for weddings, Christmas, and everyday life. The CD and user guide costs $15. 1-800-821-6153;

Award-winning documentary Hidden Wars of Desert Storm, narrated by actor John Hurt, examines the origins of the Gulf war crisis, the Iraqi embargo, and the aftereffects of depleted uranium ammunition. Free-Will Productions' 64-minute video is available for $20 at

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