There is significant national public discourse today around the role of religion in fostering “the common good.”  President Obama’s White House Task Force for Interreligious dialogue and Cooperation, comprised of ecumenical and interreligious leadership from throughout the United States, agreed that “the common good” was the essential or least common denominator for shared religious values.  In short, at their social best, religions seek to achieve goals for “the common good.” Here at STM, standards of excellence with ecumenical and interreligious partners reflect this commitment to the greater good.   One of the principal strengths of the Faith and Family Homelessness Project is how excellence in theological education takes place when it is also shaped by the experience of real human lives and communities.  The FFH Project will strengthen communities of faith on the matter of resolving homelessness– essential work at an urgent moment in our nation.