The Common Good

Table of Contents

Cover Story

Fighting global warming's effects on the world's poor.
The witness of Denmark.
Are scare tactics the best tools in our work against climate change?
A biblical vision for saving the earth.


A Bible study on Luke 12, ecology, and economics.
It's time for a new relationship with Cuba.


"Strange bedfellows" denounce Honduran military overthrow.
Imitating the Incarnation.
It's time for Obama to act on Sudan.


"Your plan," God laughs. "Your plan!"

Respecting the image of God in one another.

Addressing social issues with courage and compassion.

This being December, many of you are starting to go through closets finding raiment suitable for the children to wear in the upcoming church Christmas pageant.

Culture Watch

Joel Salatin finds himself in the middle of the food debate, fighting for a better way.
Franz Jägerstätter: Letters and Writings from Prison, edited by Erna Putz. Orbis.
Why David Sometimes Wins, by Marshall Ganz. Oxford University Press.
Harvard professor Michael J. Sandel on civility in public discourse.
Reexamining violence in entertainment.
The Sant'Egidio Book of Prayer, by Angela Riccardi; Peaceful Heroes, by Jonah Winter; Bearing the Mystery: Twenty Years of Image, by Gregory Wolfe; Trails of Hope and Terror: Testimonies on Immigration, by Miguel De La Torre.
Serving the community of LaSalle Street Church in Chicago.
Capitalism: A Love Story examines a "filthy, rotten system."


This is the Month, and this the happy morn Wherein the Son of Heav’ns eternal King, Of wedded Maid, and Virgin Mother born,
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C