The Common Good
June 2012 Sojourners Magazine

June 2012 Sojourners Magazine

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COVER

Inside The Mind Of A Hate Group
Behind the scenes at Westboro Baptist Church


FEATURES

Resurrecting Detroit
Angela Glover Blackwell's vision for a city reborn.
By Elizabeth Palmberg

Plus: Detroit's future in receivership, by Bill Wylie-Kellermann
A farm grows in Motown, by Korla Masters

Paul's Letter to the 1%
Lessons for today from the apostle's attack on elitism in Corinth.
By Reta Halteman Finger

Can These Bones Live?
Resurrecting a buried history and human dignity in Guatemala.
By Emilie Teresa Smith

A 'Bizarre and Peculiar' Ruling
How the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision is leading to a more-divided nation.
By E.J. Dionne Jr.


Culture Watch

Our Bodies, Our God
Reviews: Sweet Heaven When I Die; Stream of Consience; Missional Preaching

Eyes & Ears: The Boss's Musical Indictment
By Danny Duncan Collum

On Film: Art with a Brutal Heart
By Gareth Higgins


COMMENTARY

Personhood for profit
Seeing corporations as people, are we making ourselves over in their image?
By Vincent Miller

Preventing an Iranian Bomb
History shows engagement, not attack, dissuades countries from developing nuclear weapons.
By David Cortright

Trade Agreements vs. Democracy
Lawsuits help corporations run roughshod over governments and the environment.
By Conrado Olivera and Jed Koball


COLUMNS

Grain of Salt: Fairness for Whom?
By Jim Rice

Global Engagement: Stunned and Hopeful
By Lynne Hybels

Godstuff: Chasing the Wild Goose
By Cathleen Falsani

H'rumphs: New, Improved Terrorists!
By Ed Spivey Jr.


DEPARTMENTS

Letters
| Citizens Vs. Citizens United | Injustice In Justice? | Comparisons For The Cross |

Poetry: The Sacred Fish
By D.S. Martin

Short Takes: Four Questions For Rev. Gerald L. Durley

Living the Word: God's Passionate Vulnerability