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We currently have the table of contents for all back issues of Sojourners magazine from Fall 1971, and we have online content for all back issues since January 1994. You can find them below or through our search engine using key words in the text. To obtain printed copies of available back issues, including those before 1994, visit the Sojourners Resource Center or call 1-800-714-7474 or (202)328-8842.

Sojourners 2010

  • Dethroning King Coal
  • Is the 'Emerging Church' for Whites Only?
  • Confronting Goliath: Elizabeth Warren on how we can get protection from the titans of Wall Street.
  • Citizen or Criminal? The Christian call for humane immigration reform
  • A Moral Compass for the New Economy: Rediscovering Values on Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street.
  • It Takes a Woman to Change a Village: Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn on women, power, and social change.

Sojourners 2009

  • All Creation is Waiting ... Climate change and our future
  • 'Lord, When Did We See You Sick?': 46 million reasons for health-care reform.
  • 6 Rules* for Shameless Sex ... *Actually, they're more like guidelines.
  • Sports and Human Rights: The Hidden History
  • The Truth Smirks: Jon Stewart says he's not a prophet. But he plays one on TV. An interview by Jim Wallis
  • The angry extremes of the abortion debate have only left each side hardened. But a burgeoning new movement bridges the two positions to actually reduce abortion.
  • Growing a Green Economy: How cleaning up our act can help the environment -- and create jobs.
  • Nashville's New Groove: The sound of social change
  • Be the Change!
  • The Spirit of the New Islam: Eboo Patel and the struggle for the soul of a generation and Daisy Khan on Islam as an 'American Religion.'
  • Dear President Obama: Memos to the new president.

Sojourners 2008

  • The Financial Crisis: Where Is God in All This?
  • The New Evangelical Voter: No longer in a lock-step with the Religious Right, many evangelicals are discovering a deeper understanding of what it means to be pro-life.
  • Across the Great Divide
  • 'I have the health care I need. Shouldn't everyone?' Elizabeth Edwards on the moral outrage of 47 million Americans without health insurance -- and what we can do about it.
  • World food crisis: 7 Steps to food sanity
  • Making Their Mark: Young Christians are finding new ways to connect their faith to action. The church, and the world, will never be the same.
  • Putting Your Money Where Your Heart Is: When the economy takes a downturn, what happens to the common good?
  • Where the Spirit Leads: Latino Pentecostals defy simplistic labels, but they may be a key swing demographic in the political wars of 2008.
  • Is It Still a Wonderful Life? Building a new politics on the old values of generosity, compassion, and community
  • The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith and Politics in a Post-Religious Right America
  • To Whom Do We Belong? On Iraq, many U.S. Christians listened more to George Bush's American nationalism than they did the global Body of Christ.

Sojourners 2007

  • Forever Young: How to stay alive your whole life, by Richard Rohr; Anna and Simeon: Biblical models of lifelong fathfulness, by Margaret Guenther
  • Making a Scene: In the spirit of the prophets: 'Rev. Billy' and his Stop Shopping campaign; 'Everything Must Change' Brian McLaren's new book challenges the very way we view our world - and calls for a revolution of hope
  • The New Sanctuary Movement: With immigration reform dead in Congress, churches step into the gap.
  • Can Nuclear Power Save Us? No greenhouse gases, no dependence on foreign oil - what's not to like about nuclear energy?
  • Step It Up to Save the Earth: Race and the environmental movement and what your congregation can do to restore creation.
  • A Surge for Peace: Christians step out against the war.
  • Special Issue: Trade Justice: How your wallet (and your clout) can help build a fairer world.
  • More than a Helping Hand: Many volunteers are pitching in to rebuild the Gulf Coast. But what else is needed to build a just society?
  • Cry Freedom! Today Millions of people around the world are held against their will. A look at the modern global slave trade and those who fight it.
  • Making Work Work: 5 things we can do to brighten the prospects for working families. ALSO: Thich Nhat Hanh on letting go of anger, 'Knit local, act global', and cautious hope in Congo.
  • How to Defend the Family More (and fight about it less): Julie Polter on why we need to rescue

Sojourners 2006

  • 118 Days: Christian Peacemakers on captivity in Iraq; How I survived by James Loney, A gateway to humanity by Harmeet Singh Sooden, Tom Fox's witness for life. ALSO: John Perkins looks ahead and Thomas Keating on centering prayer.
  • Should God be banned from the public square? Plus, Why George Bush's self-assured faith makes the world less secure; Special issue on books and film.
  • 'Bring Us Home': A conversation with U.S. soldiers who have joined the growing movement against the war in Iraq.
  • If All You Have Is A Hammer...everything looks like a nail: The Bush administration's failure of imagination in Iran and around the world
  • 'We Are America': An immigrant's story. Plus: Ched Myers on baptism's true cost, Prophetic politics in the new South Africa, Hollywood celebs take on the world.
  • Is the Catholic Vote Up For Grabs? How Catholics became the ultimate swing voters, by Maurice Timothy Reidy, A moral challenge to both parties, by E.J. Dionne Jr. Plus: Marilynne Robinson sees the holy in the everyday world, Tom Fox's nonviolent witness, Reflections on Guantánamo from an 'inside man.'
  • Special Issue: FOOD and how we get it. The Tao of dumpster diving, The politics of "Our Daily Bread" - a bible study, A farm grows in Brooklyn (and a college grows a farm), What's really in our food?
  • From Slogans to Solutions: Can we move beyond hard-line rhetoric to policies that actually reduce abortions? Plus: Immigration: A Bible study, Undocumented in America.
  • Decoding Jesus: "Kingdom of God" is so last-century. Are there new ways to talk about Jesus' good news? Plus: Punk rockers meet senior citizens, Human rights in Latin America: A progress report, What to do when a president places himself above the law.
  • What Works: Gaining ground against poverty: From Africa, three innovative solutions. Plus: Bonhoeffer's 100th, global Christianity, truth and reconciliation in Greensboro.
  • Taking Back Our Kids: Child rearing, never an easy endeavour, has become in many ways a countercultural activity. Plus: Reza Aslan, the Lord God Bird, community-based investing.