The Common Good

Table of Contents

Cover Story

A growing number of U.S. soldiers are saying no to the Iraq war.
Why grassroots civil society - and not 'nation building' from on high - is key to the future of Iraq.


On the first anniversary of Katrina, New Orleans is grateful for the kindness of strangers, but worried about those levees.
What do the words and witness of Jesus demand of a college that calls itself Christian?
A Catholic university strives to make hunger for justice part of the curriculum.
Gay rights activists seek - and find - dialogue on (some) Christian campuses.


Out of the carnage, can real peace ever be achieved?
Soldier-candidates offer a firsthand perspective on the Iraq war.
Has the world changed? Or have we?


Sojourners and Call to Renewal have joined forces to create a new and much stronger organization.

This generation does not fear the sacred nor bow to the secular.

Welcoming al Qaeda's dynamic new leader in Iraq.

Culture Watch

'Prairie Home Companion' hits prime time.
The difference between messaging the truth - and being messengers of the truth.
Jesus' anti-politics is very much real politics.
The authors connect the dots between Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, and those who influenced them.
The Alpha and Omega


Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for September.
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for October.
What makes a Christian college Christian? Fear of the Lord. Prudence. Righteousness. Justice.