The Common Good

Table of Contents

Cover Story

With comprehensive immigration reform off the congressional agenda, the New Sanctuary Movement steps into the breach.
Finding sanctuary in a Chicago storefront church.
Evangelical Latinos and the New Sanctuary Movement.
The broken immigration system is a spiritual issue.


In the prison-industrial complex, is there hope for redemption?
BronxConnect shows there's a better alternative to throwing youth in jail.
Families and communities pay a steep price for imprisonment rates.
Will seminaries equip church leaders for an age of environmental crisis?
What every seminarian should learn about caring for creation.
Integrate books on religion and the environment into the syllabi of existing seminary courses , from biblical studies to pastoral care.
Azusa Pacific students follow Jesus out of the comfort zone.


No-benefit jobs leave parents struggling.
Learning from the grassroots at the U.S. Social Forum.
The Bush administration's "license to torture."


The war in Iraq should never have been fought, cannot be won, and must now be ended.

Are beauty and truth a luxury?

Our neighborhood has changed. It's now delicious.

Culture Watch

In the discussions of
Race Matters True to Our Native Land, edited by Brian Blount, describes itself as the first African-American commentary on the New Testament.
Corporate fixes lead to corporate control.
Call them what you will—"green nuns," "eco-nuns," or "green sisters"—but across the country Roman Catholic vowed women are actively engaged in tending and healing the earth.
Religious groups are continuously negotiating between what they perceive as fixed elements of their religious character and a myriad of dynamic pressures—including periods of rapid social cha
A black-and-white movie about the bleakness of life in Watts, California—shot for $10,000 about 30 years ago and never intended for theaters—doesn't exactly fit the Hollywood formula.


The eightieth soldier was blown up in Salahuddin Province.
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary Cycle C.
Thousands of immigrants and their supporters have attended rallies throughout the United States in the past year, calling attention to the broken system in which many undocumented immigrants langui