Get connected to our monthly newsletter for students, recent grads, and young professionals.

the Weal is Commonweal's community of students, recent grads, and young professionals who are literary-minded, politically engaged, and religiously curious. We started the Weal to encourage conversation amongst the younger readers of Commonweal and to make them aware of opportunities, such as internships, writing workshops, and events.  



Conversation and support are facilitated in several ways: 

-  Our monthly newsletter features crowd-sourced articles from new, young voices with fresh perspectives and recommendations for books, podcasts, and events. Use the form above to get connected to next month's content.

-  The conversation continues in our Facebook groupJoin now and chat with young Commonweal readers all over the country. Here you'll also find photos and details from past events, too. 

- To keep students engaged in the life of the magazine, we offer the College Subscription ProgramAs a recent graduate or student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, you can request a free Print* + Digital subscription to Commonweal. (More about that below.) 

-  And last but not least, in-person! More about our local reading groups to follow.  

In addition to our online presence, weal-ers are meeting up regularly in New York City and Chicago, and virtually!

For questions about the Weal, please contact us at

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A network & newsletter for young friends of Commonweal.