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 Just

On Religion & Politics in a Secular Age

This week we report on several theologians’ attempts to make sense of the diversification of religious expression in the modern world.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 9

The Just

Luke Bretherton On Religion and the Public Sphere

Interview | Bretherton, of Duke Divinity School, challenges religious communities to build a shared life with their neighbors despite deep differences.

By Chris Baker | Vol. 9

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No Politics in Church? Not So Fast.

A recent study of five diverse congregations highlights the role of ordinary church practices in the work of faithfully forging a common life.

By Sam Speers & Kristopher Norris | Vol. 9

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