The Common Good
July 2012 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)

July 2012 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)



Teach Your Children Well
Parenting for justice in a troubled world.

Breaking the Bubble Wrap
How do we nurture in children an incurable, chronic, and healing passion for justice?
By David M. Csinos and Brian D. McLaren

Plus: 'Croon her to sleep ...' by Anne Marie Roderick
Helping youn spiritual lives grow, by Catherine Maresca


Mission Creep
Is surveillance of churches and peace groups on the rise again?
By Seth Kershner

Changes in Attitude
A new, more civil conversation is emerging with gays and lesbians on evangelical campuses.
By Jeannie Choi

Plus: A university makes space, by Tim King

Stability vs. Mobility
Should Christians stay or should we go?
By Isaac S. Villegas and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Culture Watch

Beauty and Liberation: A tribute to artist Elizabeth Catlett
Reviews: Books on the tea party; Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices;
Interview: Cheryl Strayed; Excerpt: Song of a Scientist

Eyes & Ears: Evil Is as Evil Does
By Danny Duncan Collum

On Film: Screening Relevance
By Gareth Higgins


A 'Hostile Takeover' of Women Relisious
The Vatican attacks on Catholic sisters will sap the church's impact in the world.
By Joan Chittister, OSB

As the World Bank Turns
The Bank's new head has community-level anti-poverty expertise--and many challenges to face.
By Marie Dennis

Why Gas Is Too Cheap
What happens when a church tries to recognize the reas cost of fossil fuels?
By Bob Hulteen and Tom Witt


Hearts & Minds: The Politics of Aslan
By Jim Wallis

Bridges: What Makes for Sacred Ground?
By Eboo Patel

Global Engagement: Fighting the Real Enemy: Fear
By Lynne Hybels

The Hungry Spirit: The Mother of Mujerista Theology
By Rose Marie Berger

H'rumphs: Born to Pedal...
By Ed Spivey Jr.