The Common Good
June 2007 Sojourners

June 2007 Sojourners

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A Surge for Peace

Christians step out against the war.
by the Editors

A Calm, Hopeful Fire
by Colin Mathewson

The Journey
by Carol Brophy

An Ocean of Tears
by Celeste Zappala

Counting the Cost
by Larisa Friesen

To Redeem the Soul of America
by Raphael G. Warnock

Baghdad
These words of an unnamed Iraqi woman in Baghdad, March 28, 2006, were read at the National Cathedral service by Sister Luma Khudher, an Iraqi Dominican.

Trusting Only the Cross
by Amy Yarnell

Willing to Risk
by Phyllis Taylor

Ambassadors
by Bill Wylie-Kellermann

A Stream of Light
by Laurel Rae Mathewson

Reaching Out
by Jim King

Deeply Felt
by Jenny Duskey

Broken and Transformed
by Helen LaKelly Hunt

An Act of Divine Obedience
by Bob Francis

Finding Our Prophetic Voices
by Khristine Hopkins

Features

Eating Oranges in the Astrodome
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Alice Walker talks about Katrina, bubble baths, and the art of remembering.
Interview by Rose Marie Berger

Free and Fair?
When it comes to defending the vote, democracy is in the details.
by Meg E. Cox

The Poverty Draft
Do military recruiters disproportionately target communities of color and the poor?
by Jorge Mariscal

Editorials

When Violence Kills Itself
The horror of death does not have the last word.
by Shane Claiborne

Tortured Logic
Do shows like 24 help make torture acceptable?
by Jesse Holcomb

Women's Work
The better half of peacemaking.
by Laurel Rae Mathewson

Between the Lines
| Gold Diggers | 'Its Better to Light a Candle' | 'This Land is Home to Me' | Working for a Living | Curious George Goes to School | News Bites | Real Product: Sweet Salvation |

Columns

Hearts & Minds: Tonight We Begin to End War
This war is morally wrong, and it was from the very start.
by Jim Wallis

The Hungry Spirit: Discerning the Spirit of Iraq
Our children are coming home from the front lines - and they have questions.
by Rose Marie Berger

Eyes & Ears: The Miracle on McLemore Avenue
The Southern soul - and community - of Stax Records.
by Danny Duncan Collum

H'rumphs: Nor-easters for Peace
3,000 coffees to go please. And one decaf.
by Ed Spivey Jr.

Departments

Living the Word: Sacred Ordinariness
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C.
by Malinda Elizabeth Berry

Poetry: Luke 6:27-28
by Murray Bodo

Letters
| Perpetuating Poverty | Consumption's Effects |

Reviews

Fashion Conscious
Clothing the world with justice.
Reviewed by Molly Marsh

Tools for Change
Book: Ending Poverty in America: How to Restore the American Dream by Clint Eastwood and Sen. John Edwards, et al..
Reviewed by Mary Nelson

Pop Culture Christianity
Book: Eyes Wide Open: Looking for God in Popular Culture by William D. Romanowski.
Reviewed by Laurel Rae Mathewson

Faith in the Public Sphere
Book Excerpt: Failing America's Faithful: How Today's Churches Are Mixing God with Politics and Losing Their Way.
Reviewed by Kathleen Kennedy.

New and Noteworthy
Book: Practicing Peace by Catherine Whitmire.
Book: What Would Jesus Buy? Fabulous Prayers in the Face of the Shopocalypse. by Reverend Billy.
Book: Traveling with the Turtle: A Small Group Process in Women's Spirituality and Peacemaking by Cindy Preston-Pile.
Book: Sustaining Simplicity: A Journal by Anne Basye.
Reviewed by Molly Marsh