The Common Good

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Features

Pop imperialism moves to a global beat
The U.S. Holocaust memorial Museum calls visitors to become witnesses.
An interview with children's artist, philosopher, and tap-dancer Tomie dePaola

Commentary

I have to admit, it's nice to wake up in the morning without half expecting the White House to launch another intervention in a Third World country or proudly announce another cut in a domest
The recent launching of MTV's Latin American network, MTV Latino, marks a new era in communications characterized by the concentration of control over the world's media outlets into the hands
After carefully reading the pope's latest encyclical, venerable German theologian Bernard Haring said he "looked forward hopefully to leaving the church on Earth for the church in heaven."
Earlier this year I was present at a series of U.N.-sponsored national reconciliation conferences addressing the Somali conflict.
Still reeling from the U.S.-backed contra war, Nicaragua's road to recovery is a rocky one.

Columns

A full moon. A plunge intemperature. Transylvania County, North Carolina. Conditions were just right for Halloween....

MY 1994 NEW YEAR'S resolution - to break loose from serious menu ruts by
planning further ahead - has already led to more time at a
favorite activity: paging through cookbooks.

The widespread popular discontent that so defined the 1992 election campaign continued unabated into the first year of the new president's term. It would not have mattered who won.

Culture Watch

Carlos Santana weaves a musician's tale.
As this is written, The Great Depression - produced by Henry Hampton's Blackside Inc., the team behind the epochal Eyes on the Prize series - has just started its four-week run
Capital punishment and the human face.
Ernest Gaines' age of heroes.
Alice Walker's Joy is truth-telling
Warrior Marks, the recently released Alice Walker-Pratibha Parmar collaboration, continues the exploration of female genital mutilation begun in Walker's Possessing the Secret of Jo
Battles over culture will, for the near future, become increasingly central to political debate in this country.

Departments

ONE OF THE IMPORTANT things to remember in any inclusive language discussion regarding God is that it's not only a theological issue, but a language - a human tool - issue ("Why God is Not (J
SOJOURNERS GIVES two examples of "radically different" interpretations of the Constitution ("A Matter of Justice," by Julie Polter, November 1993).
AS A UNITED METHODIST, I was excited to see the excerpts of a pastoral letter from the United Methodist bishops of Appalachia (June 1993).
I AM ENCOURAGED by your effort to look at the world in a different way. You express in your words and action a desire to be guided by the Spirit.
I FIND SOJOURNERS a nuisance to read. I'm retired now, but I made my living in the publishing field for many years.
When community is disrupted
Members of "Simple Living" start their activism at home.
Money Matters How do Christians respond to consumerism, the global economy, housing issues, and food crises?
This season begins and ends in light.
The old one sits with limp hands, closed eyes. She is gone, out there singing softly And making love to God.