The Common Good

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Cover Story

Focusing on women and girls is the most effective way to fight global poverty and extremism.


Women's advocacy groups in Kenya take on the issues that most hit home.
What is the connection between a mother in Pennsylvania and a mother in northern Canada?
An open letter from a civil rights elder to President Obama.


Congress must rein in abusive lending.
Bald-faced lies about global warming.
What fiction teaches us about what’s real.


In November, Dallas hosted Sojourners’ Justice Revival.

My friend April grew up a church girl. She attended Bible camp and Sunday school, sang Christian songs, and went on mission trips.

Sister Linda Fuselier was my first-grade teacher. It was 1969 at St. Ignatius Catholic School in Sacramento, California.

The new year is dawning brightly—usually too brightly, depending on how late you stayed up on New Year’s Eve—and it is filled with hope and the unlimited possibility of a fresh st

Culture Watch

How Morgan Spurlock changes the way we think.
A conversation with filmmaker Libby Spears.
Solitude and Compassion: The Path to the Heart of the Gospel, by Gus Gordon. Orbis.
Power of the Word
Another look at Gone with the Wind.
Our politically mad times.


Of all the saints, my Anthony, I love you best. For you did what I long to do: you walked away from a life of comfort and ease,
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C