Compassion at the Border: A 95-Day Pilgrimage

January 1, 2020 / For 95 days this past spring, Francisco Ramos Stierle, known as “Pancho,” carried a flag with an image of the earth on it as he walked more than 600 miles, raising awareness about the critical situation facing immigrants at the Mexican/United States border.

A Commonweal Community Rooted in Jewish Wisdom

December 2, 2019 / The idea for Taproot arose over a dinner of molé enchiladas in Santa Fé, New Mexico. Adam Horowitz, founder of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, was expressing his desire to access Jewish teachings, practices, and community to support him in his work as a creative activist and organizer.

Changing Integrative Cancer Care

November 15, 2019 / We may or may not be able to change the course of a disease. But we can profoundly affect the human experience of the illness. We may or may not be able to change pain. But we can profoundly affect the human experience of suffering.

Bay Area Border Relief

October 31, 2019 / Former Commonweal Program Director Heather Sarantis is just returning from doing humanitarian relief work for asylum seekers near the Texas-Mexico border through Bay Area Border Relief. Heather shares her story here.

Pacific House Renewed

July 15, 2019 / This year, our beloved Pacific House—the main residential building in our Retreat Center—received much-needed renovations. With the renovations, the Pacific House is more beautiful and better equipped to serve those who come to Commonweal for retreats.

Summer Commonweal News

June 30, 2019 / We are pleased to offer you the web version of our Summer 2019 Commonweal News. Find out more about the work Commonweal has been doing this spring and summer.

New Study Presents Framework for Reducing Chemical Exposures

June 17, 2019 / A paper co-written by Commonweal Biomonitoring Resource Center Director Sharyle Patton is getting good traction. Reported today by Science Daily and the Health and Environment Alliance, the paper presents a framework to limit human exposure to unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals.