The Common Good
May 2005 Sojourners

May 2005 Sojourners

Special Issue: Give us this Day - health, sustainability, and the spirituality of "enough"

When Enough is Enough
Why God's abundant life won't fit in a shopping cart, and other mysteries of consumerism.
by William T. Cavanaugh

The Sabbath Promise
To follow Jesus more deeply, we must learn to stop and rest.
by Michaela Bruzzese

It's the Sprawl, Y'all
Why suburbs-on-steroids are wearing out their welcome.
by Julie Polter

Less is More
10 easy things (and a few harder ones) you can do to plug in to a simpler lifestyle.
by Scott DeGraf

Ecology, Ethics, and the Making of Things
A world-renowned architect argues that following the law of nature can make human industry safe and healthful.
by William McDonough

Create in Me a Green Heart...
Resources for a sustainable life.
Compiled by Emily R. Hershberger

Battling Goliath in Tennessee
The Tennessee Justice Center advocates for the ill - and squares off against the state's health cuts.
by Ted Parks


'Tis a Gift to Be Simple
Our lives do not consist in the abundance of our possessions.
by Jonathan Taplin


Hearts & Minds: For the Health of the Nation
Our uses of the earth must be designed to conserve and renew the Earth rather than to deplete or destroy it.
by Jim Wallis

Eyes & Ears: Finding a Cultural Politics
Ossie Davis, Arthur Miller, and the common good.
by Danny Duncan Collum

H'rumphs: Finally, Fiscal Responsibility
A way to save Social Security, Medicare and Lockheed Martin.
by Ed Spivey Jr.


Living the Word: A Decathlon of Faith
by Paula Gooder