April 2008

Cover Story

Latino Pentecostals are increasingly seeing political action as an act of faith.
Latino believers don't fit a single mold, and they have expressed their faith in the world in a variety of ways.
Pentecostals may be the least known and most unpredictable group on the landscape.

Feature

An interview with immigrant and author Edwidge Danticat.
During the Second Great Awakening, the fruits of conversion included social reform.
by: Jim Rice

Commentary

Resisting a state at war with its people.
Christian-Muslim dialogue raises hope - and suspicion.
by: Jim Rice

Columns

Sometimes, Easter finds us.
After 40 years, we might finally be ready to come out of the wilderness.
Worried about your financial future? Have a Life Saver.
by: Ed Spivey

Culture Watch

How many of your friends and neighbors know, as Barbara Slavin writes in Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies, that during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini vetoed the use o
Who needs a charity ball when you can have a potluck?
A Dangerous Journey
Tapping the reservoirs of church and community.
In his 2006 book, The Irresistible Revolution, Shane Claiborne urged us to be careful what we pray for, because God may call us to live it out—often in profound ways.
More than seven years ago, James Carroll, award-winning novelist and Boston Globe columnist, wrote Constantine’s Sword, which traced the history of anti-Semitism in the chu
Books that bridge faith and politics.

Departments

A Picture of the Kingdom
Teach Your Children Well
As Kenya continues to transition from a one-party nation to a liberal democracy, churches from various traditions are coming together to encourage constructive dialogue between the two major polit
Despite protests at New Orleans City Hall last December, the city council voted unanimously for a federal plan that will demolish 4,500 public housing units in favor of developing fewer units on a
All the Democratic presidential candidates talked about “green-collar jobs.” But what are they?
It's easy-and human-to apply labels according to our assumptions. But we know that categorizing anything, especially whole groups of people, is risky business.
I's late at night. I walk in the door after a meeting and my wife is laughing her head off.
It is highly misleading to say anyone can subscribe to Sojourners “risk-free” [as it says on subscription materials].
by: Tom Davis
beginning with four lines from Taha Muhammad Ali
by: Ed Madden
The books of Luke, Acts, and 1 Peter dominate the readings this month; Peter and Paul are key players.

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