January-February 2002

Cover Story

The most significant ways—both short and long term—to deal with the sources of terrorism will emerge more from within the circles that are close to it rather than from sources that depend upon it from outside. 
Apocalypse grabs us by the shoulders and says, 'Look at what matters in life.'
How these anxious and ambiguous days might offer up the most holy of gifts.
Theologians of nonviolence wrestle with how to resist terrorism.
There’s a trap that I’d call the Bonhoeffer assumption. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was studying at Union Seminary in New York.
Some people think that if you have a position of Christian nonviolence, you don’t have anything to say because you’re excluded from making discriminating political judgments.

Feature

"Whenever people discover that they have rights, they have the responsibility to claim them."—John XXIII, "Pacem in Terris"
Shrimp feasts, rifle training, and jail time: The peaks and perils of growing up with activist parents.
Responding with kindness and solidarity.

Commentary

Getting supplies there was the easy part.
Does it stand for nationalistic militarism or grief-humbled unity?
Too often, farm bill dollars land in the wrong hands.
As the economy heads south, it's the poor--as usual--who bear the brunt.

Columns

Those of you in the hinterlands—when you’re not taking care of your hinter—are probably wondering what life is like now in Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital...
by: Ed Spivey
I just returned from Ground Zero in New York City.
It’s a scary thing to find yourself in bed with Orrin Hatch.
Are we cannon fodder in a cosmic war of good and evil?

Culture Watch

She Who Is: The Mystery of God in Feminist Theological Discourse, by Elizabeth Johnson (Crossroad/Herder & Herder).
Definitional books come around about once a decade.
When people think of Jean Vanier, certain impressions come to mind
At first, listening to A Time to Sing!
by:
Friends, this song is called "I Heard an Owl," and it was written two days after the Sept. 11 tragedy.
Understanding Islam, by Thomas W. Lippman, is a thorough history of Islam and its adherents from a geopolitical perspective.
The term reconciliation carries such a chord of optimism; it conjures images of issues resolved and friendships re-established. But it’s usually wrenching work.
Artists speak the language of the heart.
The song has again become a vital statement of hope and even a resource for resistance.

Departments

"It’s heartbreaking to see how quickly this happened and how much people are already hurting," says Rev. Alexia Salvatierra
SINCE THE TRAGEDY of Sept.
Employment Opportunities
The "Words Can Heal" campaign, recently launched by Rabbi Chaim Feld, teaches positive communication skills and aims to stop hurtful speech.
I FOUND MARTIN Wroe’s article "Empty Pews, Full Agendas" very interesting having spent seven weeks this past summer volunteering at a community center in London’s East End.
Tennessee, Hawaii, and Utah are the only states that have no legalized gambling or lotteries.
After years of sustained international protests against live-fire training exercises on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques, the U.S. Navy is looking elsewhere to play its war games.
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) turns 8 in January 2002. Congress is now considering a hemispheric expansion in the form of the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas.
Karmen is an animated building whose mission is to harbor peace within her dilapidated walls.
While it’s sometimes hard for corporate giants to do the right thing, networking powerhouse Cisco Systems is taking the lead in good times and in bad.
The times are strange and uncertain. So we are responding the same way we would at any other time: By searching our souls, with the assistance of Kathleen Norris and Richard Rohr, OFM.
I HAD NEVER HEARD of Tim LaHaye until a friend mentioned him in a letter with an introductory note.
WHAT HAPPENED TO the "Prince of Peace" in Sojourners’ response to the events and aftermath of Sept.
God Talk. Time magazine has named Stanley Hauerwas, a United Methodist professor at Duke University in North Carolina, "America’s Best Theologian."
I WISH TO RETRACT a statement I made regarding your new magazine layout a number of months ago.
Along the Volga River, Russia 1993
Need a controlled biblical experience? Check out the new "plaguedomes." With a quick swish of your wrist you can stir up a ravenous horde of locusts.
A tribute to LISTEN founder Lisa Sullivan
Recently, Turkish TV launched the hottest new program in virtual voyeurism: Who can survive on the country’s minimum wage?
The journey from Epiphany to Lent brings us from the brightness of our dawning to the bleakness of our sinfulness.
Born out of the experience of a New York State Labor-Religion Coalition delegation to Mexico, Border Witness: Youth Confront NAFTA chronicles the experience of New Yor

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