The Common Good
April 2006 Sojourners

April 2006 Sojourners


Abortion: A Way Forward
The politics of abortion has been dominated by extreme views on either side, but now voters are looking for solutions, not slogans.
by Amy Sullivan

Redefining The Camps
'How many of you are both pro-life and against the death penalty?'
by Frederica Mathewes-Green


A House For All Peoples?
A Bible study on welcoming the outsider.
by Ched Myers

Looking for Welcome
Fearful of harsh border enforcement legislation and trapped in poverty, many immigrants turn to churches for help.
by Helene Slessarev-Jamir

How Might Faith Guide Us?
by No More Deaths

Can These Bones Live?
What the church must learn from Rwanda.
by Janet L. Parker


Denuking Iran
Washington calls the kettle black.
by David Cortright

Wal-Mart Goes to School
The Walton empire gets political.
by Chuck Collins and Felice Yeskel

A U.S. Gulag
The Guantanamo prison is beyond the pale.
by Rose Marie Berger

Between the Lines
| Slow Connection? | Rebuilding Cajun Country | Double Standard? | Green (and Not So Green) Evangelicals | Anti-trafficking Success | A God of Action | News Bites |


Hearts & Minds: Turning Tables
Would Jesus come to Davos if he were invited?
by Jim Wallis

Eyes & Ears: Public Radio's New Jeans
The 'Triple-A' music format comes with a nice fit, but only for a few.
by Danny Duncan Collum

H'rumphs: No Visible Means of Support
Today's toddler, in his front-facing carrier, thinks he can fly.
by Ed Spivey Jr.


Living the Word: Secrets Uncovered
Peter's denials and Judas' betrayal foreshadow the reactionary horror to come.
by Robert Roth

Poetry: Good Friday in Manhattan
by Wanda Fries

| Treat Everyone | Hopeful Dreams | Peace, Not War |


On-Screen Blind Spots
Hollywood shows little respect for working-class and poor people.
by Donovan Jacobs

Mining Truths
Book: Kettle Bottom by Diane Gilliam Fisher.
Reviewed by Dee Dee Risher

A 'Relevant' Conspiracy
Book: Post-Rapture Radio: Lost Writings from a Failed Revolution by Rathbun Russell.
Reviewed by Steve Thorngate

Politics With Purpose
Book Excerpt: The Left Hand Of God: Taking Back Our Country From The Religious Right.
by Michael Lerner

New and Noteworthy
Film: Bloqueo: Looking at the U.S. Embargo Against Cuba by Dannefer Rachel and Haddon Heather.
Book: Travelers on the Journey by Constantine Mark.
Book: Christian Teachings on the Practice of Prayer by Kisly Lorraine.
Book: Christians and a Land Called Holy: How We Can Foster Justice, Peace, and Hope by Lutz Charles.
Reviewed by Molly Marsh