The Common Good
August 2012 Sojourners Magazine

August 2012 Sojourners Magazine

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COVER

Who Owns Democracy
Big money has corrupted our politics, and We the People want it fixed. What will it take to clean up the mess?

Rotten to the Core
Big money, with the Supreme Court's help, has a stranglehold on our politics. Fortunately, the battle for democracy has begun.
By Nick Penniman

Plus: A 'buy-partisan' problem by Sen. John Marty


FEATURES

More Bullish Than You Think
Want some economic good news? Credit unions, land trusts, B Corps, and public banks are breaking out all over.
By Gar Alperovitz

Leave No Change Behind
How to preach for social transformation.
By Brad Braxton

Eye on the Sparrow
Writer and mystic Howard Thurman's environmental theology.
By Beth Norcross

Come Together and Listen
The Lakota people of South Dakota draw on the wisdom of Taiz.
By Robert Two Bulls


Culture Watch

Nothing but the Blood? Vampires and Consumerism
Reviews: 99 to 1; Concrete, Steel, and Paint
Excerpt: Forged in the Fiery Furnace

Eyes & Ears: A 'Guitarmy' for the Working Class
By Danny Duncan Collum

On Film: Satire and Political Shadows
By Gareth Higgins


COMMENTARY

'As You Sow, So Shall You Reap'
Will Congress cut food stamps, conservation, and the farmer safety net--or fail to pass a Farm Bill at all?
By Robert Gronski

Voting Rights, Voting Wrongs
State voter-suppression measures go beyond ID laws.
By Faye M. Anderson

'To Protect Peace'
Faith leaders and others protest a planned military base on a South Korean island.
By Min-Ah Cho


COLUMNS

Hearts & Minds: Life Lessons from Baseball
By Jim Wallis

Deep Economy: Big Brain. Big Hear?
By Bill McKibben

Godstuff: My Sabbath
By Cathleen Falsani

Grain of Salt: War Crimes and Misdemeanors
By Jim Rice

H'rumphs: Plunging into the Political Fray. Or Not.
By Ed Spivey Jr.


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