February 2005

Cover Story

Why can't personal ethics and social justice - together - become a real political choice?

Feature

In the final analysis it is not how many times one prays but how eager one is to imbibe it.
Is the advance of God's kingdom through missions being confused with the advance of American hegemony through the military?
An interview with Palestinian leader Hanan Ashrawi on feminism, faith, and the future of the Palestinian cause.
An interview with Palestinian leader Hanan Ashrawi on feminism, faith, and the future of the Palestinian cause.

Commentary

Little progress has been made toward human rights in northern India.
Telling the truth about civilians killed.
Rich countries have decided to control Iraq the old-fashioned way.

Columns

'It's hard to see your apartment building closed for a Starbucks to move in.'
We're talking about REAL science, important science.
by: Ed Spivey
The book tour will be a national conversation faith,
Rumsfeld would re-establish the military as a judge, jury and executioner.

Culture Watch

A review of Faith and Feminism: a Holy Alliance, by Helen Lakelly Hunt.
Faith, God's will, and time. An interview with Craig Wright.
A review of A Generous Orthodoxy, by Brian McLaren.
I always had a soft spot for Wal-Mart.

Departments

Swanee Hunt says in the November issue ("Replacing Hatred with Hope," CultureWatch) that she would prefer a God with "less power" to a God with "less love." I would like to know when the powe
While President Bush pledges to reduce poverty through tax reform, the number of low-income Americans-especially the working poor-continues to skyrocket, according to the "Working Hard, Falli
Catholic reform movement Call To Action - a national 25,000-member group of laity, religious, and clergy-is challenging U.S.
With the sound of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus played every hour on the hour, the Last Supper Wall Clock is a tasteful accoutrement no dining room should be without.
Regarding "The Politics of Piety," by Amy Sullivan, November 2004: I was impressed by your article. I am reminded of a ceremony that took place during medieval times at the election of the pope.
Our life around the Sojourners office has changed in the past several months.
1. Outside the cathedral I wept against a pillar of black stone
When I came across Jason Byassee'When I came across Jason Byassee’s article "License to Thrill" (December 2004), I felt like a rubbernecker: I
In "High Stakes for Church and State" (November 2004), Jim Wallis writes a compelling analysis, reminding us of the authority of Jesus' words on war and peace and social justice issues.
The story of the Bible is one of increasing inclusion.
Several hundred people marched through Greensboro, North Carolina, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Greensboro Massacre and to complete the 1979 anti-Klan march that was cut short when Klansmen
I can't tell you how much I appreciated Jason Byassee's article. As someone who works in Christian retail, I am constantly frustrated by the content of many "Christian" books these days.
Thank you for Jason Byassee's honest comments on the books. Of course, much of what he says is true of many sermons and literature that come from Christians.
by: David Lau

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