The Common Good
May 2004 Sojourners

May 2004 Sojourners

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Pray Globally, Act Locally
The gospel provides an antidote to the abuses of the global economy and invites us to act for justice wherever - and whoever - we are.
by Vinoth Ramachandra

Christian Responses to Globalization
by Vinoth Ramachandra

Features

Just? Unjust?
The Bush doctrine of pre-emptive war has opened up a new front in the debates over "just war" theory.
by George Lopez

Wings and a Prayer
by Emily Russell

A Presidential Option for the Poor?
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez stirs up fierce criticism - and hope.
by Rose Marie Berger

We Wrote It
Venezuela's constitution is more than a political document.
by Rose Marie Berger

Editorials

Still Separate, Still Unequal
50 years after Brown, segregation remains in force.
by David Hilfiker

Religious Democrats?
You wouldn't know it by the candidates, but Christians form the base of the party.
by Mara Vanderslice

Community.com
Churches shouldn't ignore the meetup phenomenon.
by Jesse Holcomb

Between the Lines
| A Dream Still Deferred | No Mas | Sweeping Up Corruption | Trading Spaces | Cradle of Life | Raising Lazarus in South Dakota | News Bites |

Columns


Hearts & Minds: The Passion and the Message
To focus on the suffering of Christ apart from Jesus' way of the kingdom misses the central point of the gospels.
by Jim Wallis

The Hungry Spirit: Gody Sanchez' Vision From God
by Rose Marie Berger

Eyes & Ears: Indecent Exposure
The 'adult' standards of cable have seeped into the groundwater of broadcast television.
by Danny Duncan Collum

H'rumphs: A Selfless Act of Love
by Ed Spivey Jr.

Departments

Living the Word: The Eternal Thou
by Michaela Bruzzese

Poetry: Button Your Shirt Before You Go
(for Reetika) by E. Ethelbert Miller

Letters
| Consider the Turtles | When to Split? | Poor Trade |

Reviews


A Refuge from Tyranny
Iranian women experience the transformative power of fiction.
by Jesse Holcomb

Currents and Crosscurrents
Book: Living Stones in the Household of God: The Legacy and Future of Black Theology edited by Linda E. Thomas
Reviewed by Malinda Berry

A Prayer for Uncertain Times
Book: The Serenity Prayer: Faith and Politics in Times of Peace and War by Elisabeth Sifton
Reviewed by Shaun Casey

New and Noteworthy
Book: How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas by David Bornstein
Book: Food for Life: The Spirituality and Ethics of Eating by L. Shannon Jung
Book: Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC's of Faith by Frederick Buechner
Book: Greed by Phyllis A. Tickle
Compiled by Molly Marsh