The Common Good

Table of Contents

Cover Story

Memos to the new president from political, cultural, and religious leaders.


For years, I had fought against the stigmas that dehumanize people with mental illness. Now here I was on the inside.
A Ugandan Catholic priest, the child of Rwandan parents -- one Hutu and the other Tutsi -- explains how missionary Christianity helped create the divisions that led to genocide.


The U.S.-India nuclear deal fans the flames of the global arms race.
Overcoming online segregation.


The faith community can help bring people together on the biggest moral issues of our time, even across old political divisions.

Made you look. Anyway, the world economy continues to spin downward despite my previous column on the subject, which was intended to bring needed comic relief to struggling world markets.

Culture Watch

Can Obama move us past the culture wars of the last 40 years?
As mainline churches work to find positions on difficult social issues, Westminster John Knox Press recovers a 20th-century pro­phetic voice.


Who am I to cast light upon the human soul? Sitting down to write peace-verses for mercenary gain, Hunting for poems and hoping against hope that I need not
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for January.