The Common Good
November 2013 Sojourners Magazine

November 2013 Sojourners Magazine

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COVER

The Great American Water Crisis
Is water a human right, or just a commodity to sell to the highest bidder? The fight for America's public water supply.
by Maude Barlow and Wenonah Hauter

‘Rev. Riverkeeper’
One minister's effort to keep a river "baptizable."
by Dottie Yunger

A River Runs Through It
Water in the New Testament: A Bible study.
by Reta Halteman Finger


FEATURES

Help Thou My Unbelief
A pastor's story about embracing doubt.
by Ryan Ahlgrim


CULTURE WATCH

Apocalypse Redux: Movies and the end of it all
Reviews: Birth of the White Nation; Baseball as a Road to God; Soil and Sacrament

Eyes and Ears
by Danny Duncan Collum

On Film
by Gareth Higgins


COMMENTARY

Unfinished Business: John Howard Yoder’s history as an abuser clouds his legacy.

Arms Trade Treaty: Is the NRA preventing the U.S. from regulating the international arms trade?

Debt Ceiling: These manufactured crises show how much our politics could use a dose of moral sanity.


COLUMNS

Hearts & Minds: Waging Peace in Syria
by Jim Wallis

Global Engagement: A Dogged Pursuit of Middle East Peace
by Lynne Hybels

Bridges: Mapping Gandhi's Faith Journey
by Eboo Patel

The Hungry Spirit: Unlawful Entry
by Rose Marie Berger

H'rumphs: NASA's Earthbound Solutions
by Ed Spivey Jr.


DEPARTMENTS

Letters: Word to the Wise | How to Eradicate Racism | Prophetic Touch | Drone On | Extreme Love

Poetry: Thou Who Art in Me
by Robert Manaster

Living the Word: Becoming Fluent in the Language of Hope
by Martin L. Smith