The Common Good
July 2008 Sojourners

July 2008 Sojourners

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A Human-Made Disaster
The dramatic rise in world food prices has pushed millions into poverty. Here's a look at 10 factors - from agrofuel production to rising meat and dairy consumption--that have contributed to this preventable crisis.
by Elizabeth Palmberg

A Mandate for Action
Addressing the food crisis is a matter of political and spiritual will.
by Tony Hall

The Shortage Isn't Food, It's Democracy
Progress on food security issues will only come when we begin to ask the right question and challenge the myths that trap us.
by Frances Moore Lappe

Plus: 7 Steps Toward Food Sanity
by Frances Moore Lappe

The 'Zambia Food Crisis'
All politics is local - food politics even more so.
by Peter Henriot

Features

Investing In Second Chances
An innovative program helps prison inmates make a fresh start - and they're not the only ones who benefit. The Prison Entrepreneurship Program also helps churches rethink the way they view justice, prisoners, and redemption.
by Catherine Cuellar

'Through the Desert Goes Our Journey'
In the 1880s, Russian Mennonites trekked to Uzbekistan, where they believed Jesus would inaugurate his kingdom. As modern-day researchers look for traces of this apocalyptic group, they find signs of coexistence with Muslims that are healing and hopeful.
by Jesse Nathan

'History Will Honor Your Actions'
A Franciscan priest pens a lament from the Imperial County Jail, where he served time for challenging the "terrible frontier" our country has entered: the use of torture.
by Louis Vitale, OFM

Editorials

'We Belong to Each Other'
The pope challenges U.S. individualism and materialism.
by Danny Duncan Collum

Carbon Colonialism
Real conservation is sidelined by carbon trading's bad math.
by Trusha Reddy

A Better Path
Is it time for a Palestinian Ministry of Nonviolence?
by Robert Hirschfield

Between the Lines
| Beyond Evangelical Right and Left | The Church Has Left the Building | Repairing the Breach | Real Product | Catholic Worker Movement Turns 75 |

Columns


Hearts & Minds: An Evangelical Manifesto
"Being disciples of Jesus means serving him in public as well as private."
by Jim Wallis

Eyes & Ears: A Voice for the Home Front
The Drive-By Truckers capture 'the cruel radiance of what is.'
by Danny Duncan Collum

H'rumphs: A Calendar to Set Your Clock By
It's Ordinary Days, the Miller Time of the liturgical year.
by Ed Spivey Jr.

Departments

Living the Word: Life Lessons
by Laurel A. Dykstra

Poetry: Mrs. Logan's Garden Hose
by Louis Templeman

Letters
| Biblical Basics | Feasting on Change | A Low-Meat Diet? |

Reviews


The Mirrors of History
Members of a prominent slave-trading family confront the wounds of the past and present.
by Dedrick Muhammad

Turning the Camera Around
Filmmaker Katrina Browne talks about the impetus behind Traces of the Trade.
Interviewed by Molly Marsh

The Poetry of Exclusion
Exiles by Ron Hansen.
Reviewed by Dale Brown

Ancient-Future Christians
An excerpt from Finding Our Way Again: The Return of the Ancient Practices
by Brian McLaren

Catholics and the Common Good
A Nation for All: How the Catholic Vision of the Common Good Can Save America from the Politics of Division by Chris Korzen and Alexia Kelley.
Reviewed by Duane Shank

New and Noteworthy
Book: Crazy Talk: A Not-So-Stuffy Dictionary of Theological Terms edited by Rolf Jacobson et al.
Film: Renewal: Stories from America's Religious-Environmental Movement. www.renewalproject.net.
Book: Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire by William Cavanaugh
Film: Dare Not Walk Alone. www.darenotwalkalone.com.

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