The Common Good


Unintended Journeys -- Showing the Effects of Natural Disasters and Climate Change

“Humanity is intimately tied to the world we live in, and every societal action and technological advance has an effect on the earth,” reads one of the plaques in the current Unintended Journeys exhibit at the Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C.

The temporary exhibit, which runs until Aug. 13, is a powerful photographic portrait of the catastrophic effects environmental disasters are having on millions of people around the world.

The exhibit focuses on five different countries that have recently experienced or continue to experience severe weather conditions that have caused displacement, migration, intense hardship, and death for inhabitants. The disasters covered are the Hurricane in the Gulf, the Earthquake in Haiti, the Tsunami in JapanFlooding in Bangladesh, and Desertification in East Africa.

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One Year Later, Big Oil Still Isn't Sorry

One year after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, life has not returned to normal in the Gulf.
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Afghanistan Weekly Digest: Taliban. Kill Team. Photos.

[Editors' note: As part of Sojourners campaign to end the war in Afghanistan, we will run a weekly Afghanistan news digest to educate our readers about the latest news
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Friday Links Round Up: Dead Coral in the Gulf. Rubik's Cubes. Election Results

Dead Coral in the Gulf. Rubik's Cubes. Election Results. Here's a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week.
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After the Spill, We Can't Forget the Gulf

It is hard to imagine that it's been six months since the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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What's Next for the Gulf?

This past Tuesday, five months and 5 million barrels of oil after the BP spill disaster began to devastate the eco- and economic systems of the Gulf Coast, the Obama administration launched the nex
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Remembering Katrina: A Reflection

I arrived in the faith-based advocacy community in Washington, D.C. fresh out of divinity school.
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Hymn for Pakistan: "Whatever You Do"

This hymn can be a helpful one for churches seeking to support the relief efforts in Pakistan.
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How Much Are We Willing to Sacrifice to Have Cheap Gasoline?

Sometimes I think we forget whose country this is.
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BP Deliberately Alters Images from Houston Command

BP is spewing sludge into the world again, this time via the Internet, not the Gulf.
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