The Common Good
May 2013 Sojourners Magazine

May 2013 Sojourners Magazine

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COVER

Licking Climate Change
How people of faith are helping to turn the tide against global warming.

For God So Loved The World
People of faith might be key to reversing climate change.
By Rose Marie Berger

Built To Last
This West Virginia home isn't just green; it builds community.
By Linda & Scot DeGraf

No Time For Arm-Chair Activists
Books, films, and more for your climate change library.
Compiled By Julie Polter

'The Impacts Are Quite Severe On The Ground'
Malawi's Victor Mughogho on African churches and global warming.

The Gathering Storm
What's the worst that could happen? (Gulp.)


FEATURES

Friends Without Borders
Building bridges across the great divides
By Shane Claiborne

Change From Within
Villages in Senegal put an end to female genital cutting.
By Aimee Molloy


CULTURE WATCH / SPRING BOOKS

'Repair Manuals' For Christian Communities
Review: The Woman Who Died A Lot; Truth Speaks To Power
Plus: New fiction; books on the Bible

Eyes & Ears: Owning The Future
By Danny Duncan Collum

On Film: A True Contender
By Gareth Higgins


COMMENTARY

The Growing Wealth Gap
The heart of our faith calls us to attack poverty, the "cruel thief of dreams."
By Otis Moss III

One Baptism, One Faith
A recent agreement between U.S. churches marks important ecumenical progress.
By John Klassen, OSB

Gen Xers and the New Cuba
A new generation of Cuban Americans encourages broader dialogue.
By Julienne Gage


COLUMNS

Hearts & Minds: A Global Call for a New Social Covenant
By Jim Wallis

Deep Economy The Battle Is Joined
By Bill McKibben

Grain of Salt: Future's So Bright
By Jim Rice

Moving Mountains: The Cost of Being 'Christian'
By Lisa Sharon Harper

H'rumphs: Lost and Found in Translation
By Ed Spivey Jr.


DEPARTMENTS

Letters
| Space For Silence | The Measure Of Grace | God-Given Resources | Need, Not Greed | Songs As Prayer | A Life In Concert |

Poetry: Infantry
By Bree Devones Hsieh

Short Takes: four questions for: Sophoan Rath
Bio: Tour guide in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime

Living the Word: Growing Up Trinitarian
By Martin Smith