The Common Good
September-October 2002 Sojourners

September-October 2002 Sojourners


With Weapons of the Will
How to topple Saddam Hussein - nonviolently.
by Peter Ackerman and Jack DuVall


40 Acres and a Mortgage
by Franklin D. Raines

A Lesson for Living
For Louisiana writer Ernest Gaines, home is the place where you're torn between the difficulty of leaving and the terror of staying.
by Dale W. Brown

A Different Drum
Imagine a packed elementary school auditorium and only an hour between hundreds of kids and summer vacation. "Peace" isn't the word that comes to mind.
by Bethany Spicher

Placebos of Power
A Bible study on health, healing and justice.
by Sharon H. Ringe

After the Darkness, Dawn
Against all odds, Palestinian Christians seek resurrection in Bethlehem.
Text and photos by Ryan Beiler


It's the Environment, Stupid
How could anyone have gotten so out of touch with physical reality?
by Bill McKibben

A Tale of One City
Attacks in both East and West Jerusalem damage and demoralize - but they're not the same.
by Neve Gordon

Laboring for Justice
What's happening in the religion-and-labor movement?
by Kim Bobo

'School Choice' Passes a Test
A victory for vouchers - but who wins?
by Jim Rice


Hearts & Minds: Amos and WorldCom
by Jim Wallis

Macrowave: The Corporate Bermuda Triangle
by David Batstone

The Hungry Spirit: Striving to be 'Number Zero'
by Rose Marie Berger

Eyes & Ears: Life During Wartime, Again
by Danny Duncan Collum

H'rumphs: Be afraid. Be very afraid. (It's the law.)
by Ed Spivey Jr.

Culture Watch

On a Song and a Prayer
Two Roches and Zero Church
Music: Zero Church
Reviewed by Beth Isaacson

A Few of My Favorite Things
by Aaron McCarroll Gallegos

Hip Hop, Psalms, and Lamentations
Music: MTV Unplugged 2.0 by Lauryn Hill
Reviewed by Bethany Versluis

Holy, Muddy Ground
Book Excerpt: Grace Matters: A True Story of Race, Friendship, and Faith in the Heart of the South by Chris Rice

Which Tribe?
Film: The Business of Fancydancing directed by Sherman Alexie
Reviewed by Julienne Gage

A Roadmap to Livable Cities
Book: American Metropolitics: The New Suburban Reality by Myron Orfield
Reviewed by Bob Hulteen

Why Are You Weeping?
Book: Jane Kenyon: A Literary Life by John H. Timmerman
Reviewed by Rose Marie Berger

Worth Noting...
Film: Diary of a City Priest directed by Eugene Martin
Reviewed by Molly Marsh

New and Noteworthy
Book: Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice by Paul Kivel
Film: Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie by Big Idea Productions
Film: The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, airing on PBS
Book: Selling Social Change (Without Selling Out) by Andy Robinson
Compiled by Molly Marsh and Bethany Spicher


Between the Lines
| Who Occupies the Occupied Territories? | Haitian refugees | Favelas to Fashion | A Jihad on AIDS | Sweet Promises | Newsbites | All Shall Be One? | Accessorize the Reformation | Death Shall Have No Dominion | Educated to Debt | Fun With Facts | Walk This Way | Resources |

Living the Word: The Agitating Word
by Kari Jo Verhulst

Taking Action: A People's School
Word and World : Tucson, Arizona : Nov. 9-16, 2002
by Joyce Hollyday

Poetry: The Scrap
(Based on Mark 7:24-30)
by Craig McDonald

Compiled by Bethany Spicher

| Standing Ready | More Kudos | The One Prince | Perpetuating an Urban Legend | 'Them' is Us | A Turn-Off | More To Come? | Passing the Buck |