The Common Good

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Cover Story

The modern global slave trade and those who fight it.


Through faith and business savvy, the Hagar Project gives new life to freed slaves in Cambodia.
The 18th and 19th century movement to abolish slavery, with its many Christian leaders, has much to teach us.
A new wave of Catholic women answers the call to ordination priesthood - an act of ecclesial disobedience.


'Blood diamonds' still fuel conflict.
Muslim women seek the renewal of Islam.
The World Bank's top-down approach.


Which sounds better, President Newt or President Mitt?

Some years ago on a trip to the U.K., I walked through the historic Holy Trinity Church on Clapham Common in South London.

Culture Watch

Why do Americans want to live so large?
More Peas, Please
Everday low prices are part of our American birthright. Right?
Historical reflections on war often lead to the conclusion that the past is prologue, that the same ones are fought again and again, from the Peloponnesus to Afghanistan, from Vietnam to Iraq.
Something is bound to go terribly wrong when so many Christians see the planet as an unimportant holding place where we await salvation; or when preachers and teachers of the faith place too much e
Common Life, Robert Cording's fifth poetry collection, is informed by religious faith and enacts it.


This afternoon, sir we nailed God down He's at the back of the property He's going nowhere, sir His feet are stuck to a block of wood It's comical, sir
Reflections on the Revised Lectionary, Cycle C
The problem of modern slavery is staggering.