The Common Good

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Cover Story

Whether it's the South Bronx or rural North Carolina, visionary activist Majora Carter argues that cleaning up our act is good for us -- and the economy.
How Green For All is building a nationwide green-collar economy.


Chicago's Wilbur Wright College helps workers turn blue collars to green.
Auto idolatry and casino economics have left Detroit tottering on the brink. What will it take for Motown to rise again?
The next step for the climate change movement.


Amid deepening poverty and a crashing ecosystem, we need a new way of doing business.


Several years ago, faced with a disastrous federal budget proposal, So­jou­rn­ers started using the phrase “budgets are moral documents.” That phrase has now entered the com

What's the unique contribution of religion to the 'green economy'?

I hold in my hand a printout of the e-mail I just received from Barack Obama.

Culture Watch

A rough economy, changing reading habits, and a planet in peril are forcing book publishers to retool the way they do business.
Books get a second life in a global library.
Books on the environment, the economy, and equity.
The future of Appalachia -- and the planet -- depends on unseating King Coal.


Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for May.