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.

Loving Connection Is Healing

June 1, 2019 / Natura has been at Commonweal Garden since July 2018. Grounded in ecological principles of interrelatedness, Natura weaves this ethic into transformative healing programs.

Spring Letter from Michael Lerner

May 30, 2019 / Twice a year, Commonweal President Michael Lerner writes a letter to friends and family with news, stories, and highlights from some of our most vibrant programs. Read the full spring 2019 letter on Michael’s blog.

Can the Universe Story Bring Us Together?

May 15, 2019 / Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim, and Andrew Angyal recently published Thomas Berry—A Biography. Thomas Berry was a cultural historian who later called himself a “geologian.” Michael Lerner spoke with Mary Evelyn in a March New School conversation.

Sharyle Patton Receives Coveted White Helmet Award

May 1, 2019 / Sharyle Patton, director of the Commonweal Biomonitoring Resource Center, recently was presented with the coveted White Helmet award from the San Francisco Fire Department for her work protecting firefighters from toxic chemical exposures.