The Common Good

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Cover Story

Pentecostals may be the least known and most unpredictable group on the landscape.
Latino Pentecostals are increasingly seeing political action as an act of faith.
Latino believers don't fit a single mold, and they have expressed their faith in the world in a variety of ways.


During the Second Great Awakening, the fruits of conversion included social reform.
An interview with immigrant and author Edwidge Danticat.


Resisting a state at war with its people.
Christian-Muslim dialogue raises hope - and suspicion.


After 40 years, we might finally be ready to come out of the wilderness.

Sometimes, Easter finds us.

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Culture Watch

Tapping the reservoirs of church and community.
Who needs a charity ball when you can have a potluck?
More than seven years ago, James Carroll, award-winning novelist and Boston Globe columnist, wrote Constantine’s Sword, which traced the history of anti-Semitism in the chu
Books that bridge faith and politics.
In his 2006 book, The Irresistible Revolution, Shane Claiborne urged us to be careful what we pray for, because God may call us to live it out—often in profound ways.
How many of your friends and neighbors know, as Barbara Slavin writes in Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies, that during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini vetoed the use o
A Dangerous Journey


beginning with four lines from Taha Muhammad Ali
The books of Luke, Acts, and 1 Peter dominate the readings this month; Peter and Paul are key players.
It's easy-and human-to apply labels according to our assumptions. But we know that categorizing anything, especially whole groups of people, is risky business.