The Common Good
December 2007 Sojourners

December 2007 Sojourners

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Forever Young
Understanding the true presence of Christ helps us become elders, not just elderly.
by Richard Rohr, OFM


Looking Forward in Hope
by Margaret Guenther

Features

'If Such Women Should Rise!'
The prophetic voice of abolitionist Maria W. Stewart.
by Julie Polter


We Are Not Afraid
by Maria W. Stewart

From Survival to Prosperity
Taking a regional approach, "equitable development" aims to lift people out of poverty - and into opportunity.
by Angela Glover Blackwell

Editorials

A Simple Christmas
Learning something new by buying nothing new.
by Amy Ard

No Time for Retreat
The difficulty - and necessity - of finding a middle ground on stem cells.
by Celeste Kennel-Shank

Mortage Blues
Predatory credit hurts homeowners - and the world economy.
by Danny Schechter

Between the Lines

| A Crumbling Infrastructure | Flooding Jena with Justice | Methodists Consider Divestment | Ride the Curl | Being a Church with Day Laborers |

Columns

Hearts & Minds: 'Come Let Us Reason Together'
It is time to work for common ground between evangelicals and progressives.
by Jim Wallis

Eyes & Ears: Want to Change the World?
Ideology, without love, is worse than nothing.
by Danny Duncan Collum

H'rumphs: Seriously, Is This What Hell Is Like?
Someone foolishly suggested I should actually play in public.
By Ed Spivey Jr.

Departments

Living the Word: A Prophetic Call
by Laurel A. Dykstra

Poetry: Hiking The Hill That Overlooks The Trappist Abbey Prior To First Vespers Of Christmas, 1990
by Daniel Skach-Mills

Letters

| Limits to Compassion | Renewed Faith |

Reviews

A Shelter for the Soul
'Citizen architects' meet real-world challenges.
Reviewed by Joanna B. Campbell

'They Are All Our Children'
Film: Angels in the Dust
Reviewed by Molly Marsh

Seeking Shalom
Book: Peace, Justice, and Jews: Reclaiming Our Tradition, edited with an introduction by Murray Polner and Stefan Merken.
Reviewed by Or N. Rose

Holistic Healing
Book: The History of Barrios Unidos: Healing Community Violence by Frank Jesus Acosta.
Reviewed by Aaron McCarroll Gallegos

New and Noteworthy
Book: The Skeptic's Guide To Global Poverty by Dale Hanson Bourke.
Book: Disconnected: Parenting Teens in a MySpace World by Chap Clark and Dee Clark.
Book: Love In Action: A Direct-Action Handbook for Catholics Using Gospel Nonviolence to Reform and Renew the Church by Richard K Taylor.
Reviewed by Molly Marsh

Product Detail

Weight: 3.9167 oz.
SKU: MAG_0712