The Common Good

Table of Contents


When those who feel accursed come to our door, are we ready with something holy?
A veteran activist speaks with a new generation of Christian justice workers.


What happens when your world comes to an end? A Haitian-American writer reflects on the earthquake and its aftermath.
Long-term partnerships and deep relationships must be at the heart of the rebuilding effort in Haiti.
The Court promotes corporate rule over healthy democracy.
The Manhattan Declaration’s harder challenge.
Three decades later, the slain archbishop’s memory continues to inspire.


The banks must be sent a message: We find their behavior unacceptable.

'Instead of driving us apart, our varied beliefs can bring us together.'

It was a very special day, and I chose my necktie accordingly, a selection made easier by the fact that I only have two.

Culture Watch

Spirited Women with Jesus Girls: True Tales of Growing Up Female and Evangelical
There's evidence that popular cinema is taking real life seriously.
Poet Meena Alexander and the shifting terrain of the migrant experience.
My oldest child is applying to colleges, so there’s been a lot of talk around my house this year about the underlying purpose and real value of education.
With God on Our Side, directed by Porter Speakman Jr. (Rooftop Productions)
After Hurricane Jeanne struck Haiti in 2004, people gave abundantly from what little they had.


The award-winning environmental ministry of Haygood United Methodist Church in Atlanta got started in 2007, when the climate gave congregant and stay-at-home mom Willa Paton-Smith a wake-up call.
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C
Alb: A white liturgical tunic worn as prayer for a heart protected from all stain and washed in the Blood of the Lamb.