The Common Good
November-December 2002 Sojourners

November-December 2002 Sojourners

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The Bomb is Back
What can be done about the growing nuclear threat?
by Jonathan Schell

An Urgent Call
A Petition to End the Nuclear Danger.
Drafted by Jonathan Schell, Randall Caroline Forsberg, and David Cortright

A Crime Against Humanity
Religious statements on nuclear weapons.

Features

Where the Boys Aren't
Why do so many more women than men enter voluntary service?
by Holly Lebowitz Rossi

Long Train Runnin'
'The work isn't over until we close our eyes and die.'
by Rose Marie Berger

Beating Swords into. . . Fine China?
The ceramic arsenal of Charles Krafft.
by Rose Marie Berger

A Place of Peace and Rest
Churches are helping many with mental illness find medical, psychological, and spiritual aid.
by Emily C. Dossett

Commentary

Waiting for God
by Molly Marsh

A River of Crocodiles
What's the real purpose of 'mission trips'?
by Jo Ann Heydron

The Other Front
Nonviolence may be the untold story in Colombia's war.
by Hector Mondragon

The Power of Small
Sustainable development is impossible without the grassroots.
by Jane F. Remson

Columns

Hearts & Minds: Disarm Iraq...Without War
by Jim Wallis

Macrowave: Lean and Downright Mean
by David Batstone

The Hungry Spirit: Digging up Franco's Bones
Is breaking the silence always a good thing?
by Rose Marie Berger

Eyes & Ears: Facing Up to Tragedy
Bruce Springsteen dives straight into the pain...and the ambiguity.
by Danny Duncan Collum

H'rumphs: Giant Death Mosquitos in D.C.!
Why can't really scary diseases have really scary and obvious symptoms?
by Ed Spivey

Culture Watch

Books for Giving and Receiving
A holiday collection.
Book: Icons or Portraits? Images of Jesus and Mary from the Collection of Michael Hall
Book: Greening Congregations Handbook: Stories, Ideas, and Resources for Cultivating Creation Awareness and Care in Your Congregation, compiled and edited by Tanya Marcovna Barnett
Book: Rethinking Globalization: Teaching for Justice in an Unjust World edited by Bill Bigelow and Bob Peterson
Book: Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths by Bruce Feiler
Book: Living on Purpose by Tom and Christine Sine
Book: The Enigma of Anger: Essays on a Sometimes Deadly Sin by Garret Keizer
Book: The Old Testament and the Apocrypha in Limerick by Rev. Christopher Goodwins
Book: The Glenstal Book of Prayer: A Benedictine Prayer Book by the monks of Glenstal Abbey
Book: Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas Sanctuary, a compilation
Compiled by Molly Marsh

Reinventing a Religious Self
Book: Girl Meets God: On the Path to a Religious Life by Lauren F. Winner
Reviewed by Andrea Jeyaveeran

The Essential Gandhi
Book: Mohandas Gandhi: Essential Writings selected by John Dear
Reviewed by Wayne A. Holst

Earle's Blues
Music: Jerusalem by Steve Earle
Reviewed by Mark Lewis Taylor

When Religion Becomes Evil
Book Excerpt: When Religion Becomes Evil by Charles Kimball

Films to Watch For
Film: Alcatraz is Not an Island by Turtle Island Productions
Film: Bonhoeffer, directed by Martin Doblmeier
Film: Bombies by Bullfrog Films

Graceful Listening
Music: The Gathering of Spirits by Carrie Newcomer
Music: Anything, Anytime, Anywhere: Singles 1979-2002 by Bruce Cockburn
Music: Higher Ground by the Blind Boys of Alabama

Worth Noting
Book: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Crisis in the Middle East by the journalists of Reuters
Reviewed by Ryan Beiler

Departments

Between the Lines
| Who's Using Charitable Choice Funding, and How? | Arms Are For Hugging | Flexing Some Muscle | The Story of the Lummi Totem Pole | Suit Up for Salvation | Newsbites | David, Goliath, and Uncle Sam | Confirmation Cards with Kickback | Pillaging the Populace | Pittsburgh: A City Has Its Limits | Resources |

Living the Word
by Kari Jo Verhulst

Taking Action: Theater of the Soul
by Beth Newberry

Poetry: I Would Not Disobey God
For Chiune and Yukiko Sugihara
by Kevin Stuart Brodie

Connections
Compiled by Bethany Spicher

Letters
| The Missing Link | Bad vs. Worse | Shell Games | Restoration vs. Retribution | Needed: Clear Vision |

Product Detail

Weight: 3.9167 oz.
SKU: MAG_0211