The Common Good

Table of Contents

Cover Story

Bush has been re-elected, the war in Iraq rages on, and militarism seems the order of the day. What's next for those committed to the way of peace?
For peacemaking to be effective, we must not only say no to war, but provide viable alternatives.
Christian Peacemaker teams puts into practice the idea that peace work should be a regular job, not just a noble hobby.
1. Support nonviolent direct action.


For 40 years, The Other Side offered a vision of 'justice rooted in discipleship.'
The Amachi program gives people of faith the tools they need to make a difference for inmates' children.


An opening for peace?
The common good is one of the ultimate moral values
A historic reform movement is taking shape in the Muslim world.


Neither candidate championed the poor as a moral value

Everything I need to know I learned in my parent-teacher conferences.

In Jesus' life, touch was vibrantly political.

I'm the one usually throwing things at the TV.

Culture Watch

Turning on to life by turning off the box.
A glimpse of grace and abundance from - of all things - reality TV.
Book Review: American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare (Viking: 2004).
Book Review: Dorothy Day: Portaits by Those Who Knew Her (Orbis Books: 2003).
An excerpt of the book: The Beloved Community
Economic Oppression


In this issue Rich Preheim profiles Christian Peacemaker Teams and the organization's recently retired first director, Gene Stoltzfus.