The Common Good
February 2013 Sojourners Magazine

February 2013 Sojourners Magazine

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COVER

The U.S. Warfare State and Evangelical Peacemaking
What will it take for evangelicals to make a lasting contribution to peace?
by David Gushee

A Heart for Peace
Nine Perspectives from evangelical peacemakers.

Aren't We Supposed to be Peacemakers?
Without peace, our acts of compassion are futile.
by Lynne Hybels


FEATURES

Bullet-Proof Gospel
Death threats haven't stopped Congolese pastor James Byensi.
By Toya Richards

"Relevance" is Not Enough
Two 20-somethings reflect on what keeps them in the pews.
By Anne Marie Roderick and Joshua Witchger

Nonviolence and the Drug War
Gandhian groups in Mexico offer another way.
By Margaret Regan


CULTURE WATCH

Life of Pi: Stories that get us used to God
Reviews: ReFocus; Faitheist; Unto Us the Sun; Sacred Acts

Eyes & Ears
By Danny Duncan Collum

On Film
By Gareth Higgins


COMMENTARY

Murky Waters
Want to learn how fracking affects groundwater? Good luck with that.
By Philip Bump

Love in Action on Valentine's Day
Feb. 14 "One Billion Rising" events aim to end violence against women.
By Aimee Kang

A Breakthrough Against Violence
Nonviolent Peaceforce and other civilian groups are playing a key role in monitoring the new peace accord in the Philippines.
By Myla Leguro


COLUMNS

Hearts & Minds: What Comes After the Grief?
By Jim Wallis

Bridges Storytelling and Social Change
By Eboo Patel

Deep Economy Come Hell and High Water
By Bill McKibben

Hungry Spirit Why We (Still) Can't Wait
By Rose Marie Berger

H'rumphs: Whistling 'Dixie' Off the Fiscal Cliff
By Ed Spivey Jr.


DEPARTMENTS

Letters
| Real Slow | Move Your Money | Don't Forget Health | Stay Humble |

Poetry: Dresden's Shrove Tuesday
By Judith Werner

Living the Word: Risking Depth and Passion
By Martin L. Smith

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