Voices
Nathan Schneider, a contributing writer for America, is a reporter and professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Drawing created during the first morning of the Omega Institute conference by David Hasbury of Neighbours International.
Nathan SchneiderNovember 02, 2014
We may be learning to see and to value our commons again In my last print column for America I wrote about the intersection between Catholic tradition and the notion of the commons mdash a kind of economy in which shared treasures are governed by those who depend on them not by a state or market
Nathan SchneiderOctober 24, 2014
I went to Detroit last week looking for the concrete for the tangible stuff I rsquo d heard was there mdash guerrilla farms carved into abandoned lots foreclosed homes turned into communes and other such peeks into the apocalyptic future that maybe other cities have coming their way when the Ameri
General Theological Seminary, via Wikimedia Commons.
Nathan SchneiderOctober 09, 2014
Joshua Davis rsquo s two-year-old son has congenital talipes equinovarus or club foot and the treatment requires him to wear specialized orthopedic shoes to bed He recently outgrew his current shoes and needs a new pair However the health insurance that covers him comes through his father rsquo
Columns
Nathan SchneiderOctober 08, 2014
Commoning was an economic system built around meeting the needs of the poor.
Flag of the Islamic State. (Wikimedia Commons)
Nathan SchneiderSeptember 26, 2014
Jesus once said something about loving our enemies That rsquo s a hard thing to do and it is especially hard with an enemy as vicious as the Islamic State Yet there have been times mostly late at night when I think I rsquo ve made some progress in doing so Maybe I rsquo m being tricked by the
THE GOAL. Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the feast of Corpus Christi at the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome.
Synod on the Family
Nathan SchneiderSeptember 24, 2014
Editor’s Note. “Families,” Pope Francis noted in a homily on Sept. 14, “are the first place in which we are formed as persons and, at the same time, the ‘bricks’ for the building up of society.” In preparation for the launch of the Synod of Bishops on the Fa
Photo courtesy of People's Climate March
In All Things
Nathan SchneiderSeptember 16, 2014
Paul Mayer who succumbed to cancer last November had a knack for noticing a moral crisis He might have learned it from his German-Jewish parents who whisked him from Frankfurt to New York just before Kristallnacht He grew up to become a Catholic and a Benedictine priest only to leave the clois
Books
Nathan SchneiderDecember 10, 2013
Blacks and Hispanics make up almost 60 percent of the prison population.