The Common Good
August 2014 Sojourners Magazine

August 2014 Sojourners Magazine

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COVER

The Rich Get Richer

The gap between the wealthiest few and the rest of us is huge--and a threat to democracy.

by Julie Polter

FEATURES

The Play's the Thing

How community theater helped change a tradition of "bride kidnapping" in the country of Georgia.

by Doris Bartel

 

Turning Toward Home

Once abandoned, the Bell Building now offers "housing first"--and hope--to Detroit's homeless.

by Angie Schmitt

 

'We Are Not an Island'

The Gullah/Geeche Nation battles corporate encouachment, environmental racism, and climate change.

by Queen Wuet, as told to Onleilove Alston

 

'Get Them When They're Young!'

Teaching hellfire and damnation, Child Evangelism Fellowship runs "Good News Clubs" in public schools.

by Asra Q. Nomani

 

CULTURE WATCH

The legacy of Walter Wink

Reviews: Tea Party Catholic, Faith-Rooted Organizing; Thermonuclear Monarchy

Eyes and Ears, by Danny Duncan Collum

On Film, by Gareth Higgins

COMMENTARY

War on Poverty

Faith relations in Nigeria

Police killings

 

COLUMNS

Hearts and Minds

by Jim Wallis

Moving Mountains

by Lisa Sharon Harper

Grain of Salt

by Jim Rice

Deep Economy

by Bill McKibben

H’rumphs

by Ed Spivey, Jr.

 

DEPARTMENTS

Letters

Poetry

Living the Word

by Min-Ah Cho