The Common Good

December 2011 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)

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COVER

An Open Letter to Occupy Wall Street
You have awakened a sleeping giant ...
By Jim Wallis

American Spring
The Occupy movement asks: Can Politics be made new?
By Robert Hirschfield


FEATURES

Seven Ways Home
How to put decent housing within reach.
By Jill Shook

Monasteries of the Heart
A vibrant Benedictine spirituality for our time.
By Joan Chittister, OSB

Which Side Are You On?
A study on the Bible's "two religions."
By Wes Howard-Brook

A Mason of Peace
An interview with Father Nabil Haddad of Jordan

From Patriarchy to Partnership
The far-reaching power of egalitarian marriage.
By Helen LaKelly Hunt


CULTURE WATCH

The Good of Manufacturing
The "free trade" Great Recession blues.
By Danny Duncan

Fierce for Peace
Reviews of And still Peace Did Not Come and Mighty Be Our Powers
Reviewed by Larisa Friesen Hall

Divine Regulation
What is valued in God's economy?
Excerpt by Lisa Sharon Harper

New and Noteworthy
Reviewed by Julie Polter

A Few Good Men
By Gareth Higgins

A Life of Spiritual Adventure
All is Grace: A Biography of Dorothy Day, by Jim Forest.
Reviewed by Rosalie Riegle


COMMENTARY

'Say, Say the Light'
Advent loops past the second coming to the first--and to us, stuck waiting in the mud of existence.
By Julie Polter

We Paid for Them
The U.S. should put publicly funded medicines in reach of the world's poor.
By Peter Maybarduk

A Stunning Victory
U.S. troops will finally withdraw from Iraq--but what about the contractors?
By Phyllis Bennis


COLUMNS

Deep Economy: The Roots of the Tar Sands Movement
By Bill McKibben

Earth & Heaven: United We Stand
By Joel C. Hunter

The Hungry Spirit: What's Wrong with Capital Punishment
By Rose Marie Berger

H'rumphs: Chicken Run
By Ed Spivey Jr.


DEPARTMENTS

Letters
| Faith and Peace | Getting the Short Straw |

Inside Story: From the Editors
By the Editors

Poetry: Nativity
By Barbara Crooker

Living the Word: Bearing the 'Wait' of the Word
By Enuma Okoro