Reimagining the Common Good


What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

The True

Josh Yates on the Civic Endowments

Josh Yates of the UVA-based Thriving Cities Project explains the six “civic endowments,” an important framework for leaders interested in pursuing positive social impact.

By Two People Podcast | Vol. 41

The Good

Life, Death, And Faith Collide: Prosperity Gospel Scholar Kate Bowler Faces Stage 4 Cancer

In a podcast with her local NPR station, Bowler addresses both her own medical treatment and her academic research into the American Prosperity Gospel.

By Anita Rao & Frank Stasio | Vol. 41

The Just

We Need to Talk About an Injustice

Stevenson eloquently explains the need to address the systemic ways our criminal justice system exploits those it should protect—namely, the weak and vulnerable.

By Bryan Stevenson | Vol. 41


The True

Cities, Cancer, & Criminal Justice (The AV Edition)

A summary of this week’s pieces, two podcasts and a TED talk on topics of recurring interest here at New City Commons.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 41

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