The Common Good
August 2004 Sojourners

August 2004 Sojourners


Democracy in the Balance
How do we nurture the healing side of religion over the killing side? How do we protect the soul of democracy against bad theology in service of an imperial state?
by Bill Moyers


Color Lines and Party Lines
Race and politics in 2004.
by Danny Duncan Collum

The New 'New South'
Latin American immigrants are changing the U.S. political landscape.
by Jorge Mariscal

Ordinary Virtue
It's not that we have so little power, it's that we don't use the power we have.
by Danusha Veronica Goska

Singing to Freedom
Song leader and scholar Bernice Johnson Reagon on what music teaches us about democracy, leadership, and the meaning of 'we.'
An interview with Bernice Johnson Reagon by Rachel and Vincent Harding


Ethnic Cleansing in Sudan
What part of 'never again' do we not understand?
by Elizabeth Palmberg

Reagan's Legacy
On mourning in America.
by Jim Rice

End-of-Life Ethics
What is 'artificial means' and what is nonnegotiable humane care?
by Julie Polter

Between the Lines
| Mass Perception | Eye On Zion | Cure Worse than Cause? | Stopping Traffic | No Butts About It | News Bites |


Hearts & Minds: The Theology of Torture
Fallible creatures are not to be trusted with empire.
by Jim Wallis

The Hungry Spirit: Eucharist in an Election Year
What is hiding behind the flag of 'moral decency'?
by Rose Marie Berger

Macrowave: Give Me Tortillas or Give Me Death
Revolutionary ideology is no match for rice and beans.
by David Batstone

Eyes & Ears: In Iraq, the Truth is Out There
by Danny Duncan Collum

H'rumphs: Squish. (Ugh.)
by Ed Spivey


Living the Word: A Great Cloud of Witnesses
by Michaela Bruzzese

Poetry: Goldfinch
by Carol Hamilton

| Words of Reassurance | Start With Education | Finding a Third Way | Expand the Debate |


What I Learned from Sex and the City
Seeking a spirituality of the body.
by Lilian Calles Barger

Ascents and Descents
Book: The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness by Karen Armstrong.
by Jo Ann Heydron

Hymns to Hard Times
Audio: One Moment More by Mindy Smith
by J. James DeConto

The Modern Woman Priest
Book Excerpt: The Woman Behind the Collar: The Pioneering Journey of an Episcopal Priest by Joy Carroll Wallis

New and Noteworthy
Book: I Have a Dream: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Future of Multicultural America edited by James Echols
Book: The Troublemaker's Teaparty: A Manual for Effective Citizen Action by Charles Dobson
Book: God's Neighborhood: A Hopeful Journey in Racial Reconciliation and Community Renewal by Scott Roley and James Isaac Elliott
Book: The Prayer of Fire: Experienceing the Lord's Prayer by Lorraine Kisly
Compiled by Molly Marsh