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 Good

Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?

Philosopher Peter Singer and psychologist Andrew Solomon debate the issue with palliative care doctor Ilora Finlay and medical ethicist Daniel Sulmasy.

By NPR | Vol. 15

The Good

The Death Treatment

A bracing report on the impact of euthanasia in Belgium, where it has been legal since 2002.

By Rachel Aviv | Vol. 15

The Good

The Right to Die in Belgium

Video | This 12-minute video follows a young woman and her doctor as they discuss and enact her wishes to end her life (note: content may be disturbing for some viewers).

By PBS NewsHour | Vol. 15

The Good

America's Changing Religious Landscape

This article contains an interactive tool that both summarizes the report’s findings and illustrates the shifting religious landscape in various parts of the country.

By Pew Research Center | Vol. 12

The Good

5 Key Findings on Religious Landscape

The authors of the Pew Study highlight five basic trends within the American religious marketplace.

By Michael Likpa | Vol. 12


The Good

Guaranteed Pure: A Critical Review

In reviewing a recent piece of scholarship, Clay Cooke surveys and assesses the relation of evangelicalism to the logic of commercial markets.

By Clay Cooke | Vol. 12


The Good

On Disability

This week’s articles highlight the work of Jean Vanier, founder of an international network of communities for the intellectually disabled called L'Arche.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 10

The Good

Jean Vanier Wins Templeton Prize

A brief look at the life and work of Vanier, this year's Templeton Prize winner.

By Chris Herlinger | Vol. 10

The Good

The Gift of Living With the Not Gifted

Ahmari offers a look at life inside L’Arche, a community dedicated to "mark[ing] human dignity where it is least physically obvious."

By Sohrab Ahmari | Vol. 10

The Good

Interview: Jean Vanier

Vanier, now 86, reflects on his life, L’Arche, and sainthood in this brief interview with BBC Radio.

By BBC Radio | Vol. 10

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