The Common Good
December 2013 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)

December 2013 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)

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COVER

Grief, Courage, and Perseverance
Reflections on stopping gun violence, a year after the massacre in Newtown, by Brian Doyle, Joan Chittister, Walter Brueggemann, Cherie Q. Ryans, Shane Claiborne, Richard Rohr, Shelley Douglass, Lisa Sharon Harper, and Anne Howard

FEATURES

Naming the Sin
Are churches helping to stop domestic violence--or enabling it?
by Michelle D. Bernard

PLUS: Beyond Anger Management, by Tony Lapp

Subverting the Myth
A pastor's experiment in unmasing white privilege.
by Marty Troyer

'A Sower Went Out to Sow'
In India, a church initiative connects farmers with the dignity of their vocation.
by Sara J. Wolcott

Reimagining Christmas
Ways to free oursselves from the yoke of Christmas consumerism
by Sheldon C. Good

CULTURE WATCH

Digging: Death and life in the city
Reviews: Where Justice and Mercy Meet; Fatherless and Childless; Moonlight Sonata at the Mayo Clinic

Eyes and Ears
by Danny Duncan Collum

On Film
by Gareth Higgins


COMMENTARY

Talking with Iran

Black Women Clergy

Attacks on Churches


COLUMNS

Hearts & Minds
by Jim Wallis

Deep Economy
by Bill McKibben

Moving Mountains
by Lisa Sharon Harper

H'rumphs:
by Ed Spivey Jr.


DEPARTMENTS

Letters

Poetry

Living the Word
by Joy J. Moore