The Common Good
February 2006 Sojourners

February 2006 Sojourners


What Works
Gaining ground against poverty: From Africa, three innovative solutions.
by Stephen C. Smith


The Steep Price of Grace
100 years after Dietrich Bonhoeffer's birth, he still has much to teach us.
by Larry Rasmussen

Ready or Not
As Christianity explodes across the globe, it is taking new forms and moving away from traditional expressions.
by Wesley Granberg-Michaelson

The Global Christian Forum
by Wesley Granberg-Michaelson

Christian Churches Together
by Wesley Granberg-Michaelson

From Fear to Truth
America's first truth and reconciliation commission tries to bring healing to a divided community.
by Deanna Wylie Mayer


Raising an Army of 'Peculiar' People
Christian peacemakers in Baghdad.
by Rose Marie Berger

Mixed Messages
Does Ricky Martin's sexed-up music undercut his anti-trafficking activism?
by Josh Andersen

Covenant for A New America
Poverty solutions that transcend ideology.
by Duane Shank

Between the Lines
| Progressive Family Values | The Baghdad Four | Dead Man Talking | Open Wide Thy Gates | IRS vs. Pulpit | Gospel To The Geeks | News Bites |


Hearts & Minds: Compassionate Priorities
'Have they no shame?' was a frequent response.
by Jim Wallis

Macrowave: The HIV Trade-Off
Is 'cost-effective' the right criterion for judging AIDS drugs?
by David Batstone

The Hungry Spirit: Prayer: It Does a Body Good
Prayer can literally change our brain.
by Rose Marie Berger

Eyes & Ears: The politics of PBS
Can we get spin-free public TV?
by Danny Duncan Collum

H'rumphs: Democracy in Action (what, again?)
Keeping an 'eye on Washington' in this crucial election year.
by Ed Spivey Jr.


Living the Word: Healing People, Healing Nations
Is 'Get Rich or Die Tryin' just a current movie or is it also a national mantra?
by Robert Roth

| Rich Uncertainty | A Whole Christianity | Engaging the Issues |


I Hope You Never Forget
Today's scrapbooks don't look a thing like our grandmother's albums.
by Molly Marsh

Walking the Women's Road
Book: Blessed Among All Women: Women Saints, Prophets, and Witnesses for Our Time by Robert Ellsberg.
Reviewed by Rose Marie Berger

Living in 'Simple Elegance'
Book: The Comforting Whirlwind: God, Job and the Scale of Creation by Bill McKibben.
Reviewed by Lyndsay Moseley

The Cost of Prisons
Book: War on the Family: Mothers in Prison and the Families They Leave Behind by Renny Golden.
Reviewed by Tom Montgomery-Fate

New and Noteworthy
Book: Praying With Our Feet by Lisa Weaver and Ingrid Hess.
Book: Love Burning in the Soul by James Harpur
Music: Mortal Flesh by Martha Bassett
Music: Thina Simunye (We are Together), a compilation of traditional Zulu songs
Reviewed by Molly Marsh