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September-October 2003 Sojourners

September-October 2003 Sojourners

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Dangerous Religion
George W. Bush's theology of empire.
by Jim Wallis

The Project for a New American Empire
Who are these guys? And why do they think they can rule the world?
by Duane Shank

Features

Defiant Daughters
In a time of hardened hearts, the story of Exodus is relevant once again.
by Laurel A. Dykstra

The Heart of Liberty
Mexico's tradition of revolutionary murals continues in Chiapas.
by Betty LaDuke

Toward a Revolutionary Kindness
An interview with The Body Shop founder Anita Roddick.
by David Batstone

Blast of the Divine
What a Department of Corrections shotgun pellet taught me about centering prayer.
by Jens Soring

Rescuing Ourselves
When desperate victims in distant conflicts plead for help, can America do more than save its own?
by Tad Daley

Editorials

Weapons of Mass Deception
by David Cortright

News Values
What will it take for us to trust the press?
by Molly Marsh

Faith-Based Discrimination?
Religious organizations and fair hiring.
by Duane Shank

This Will Not Stand
A struggle for the soul of the city.
by Jim Dickerson

Between the Lines
| How Does Your Company Measure Up? | Reality Refugees | Children Lead - Who Follows? | Open Season on Activists? | Shoes of the Fisherman? | News Bites | The (Other) Boys from Brazil | Seventh Heaven? | Good Shipping News | Yeast of the Kingdom? | Building Supplies |

Columns


Hearts & Minds: Class Warfare
'People hate this kind of talk. Raw truth is never popular.'
by Jim Wallis

The Hungry Spirit: The First Cup Is for The Guest
Holy leisure and radical hospitality are necessary components for surviving the vicissitudes of empire.
by Rose Marie Berger

Macrowave: Say Goodbye to the U.N.?
We cannot give up the U.N., despite its inadequacies.
by David Batstone

Eyes & Ears: Open Letter to Dennis Kucinich
A political realignment in this country isn't possible until we heal the cultural breach that afflicts us.
by Danny Duncan Collum

H'rumphs: Rites of Fall
'Set small goals, and then put them off for as long as you can.'
by Ed Spivey Jr.

Departments

Living the Word: Sharper than a Sword
by Michaela Bruzzese

Taking Action: Treating Systems, Not Symptoms
by Rachel Medema

Poetry: Patience of the Cross Timbers
by Cynthia Gustavson

Connections
Compiled by Elizabeth Palmberg

Letters
| Reduce Harm - and Demand | Who's Really Profiting | A Litmus Test? |

Reviews


Opposition Radio
The alternative voice of Pacifica's KPFK.
by Ted Parks

One of My Favorite Things
Film: The Last Temptation of Christ directed by Martin Scorsese
Reviewed by Gareth Higgins

'Christ-Haunted' Journeys
Book: The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage by Paul Elie
Reviewed by Kimberly Burge

Worth Noting
Book: Image and Spirit: Finding Meaning in Visual Art by Karen Stone
Reviewed by Kate Bowman

Creating New Wineskins
Book: United by Faith: The Multiracial Congregation as an Answer to the Problem of Race by Curtiss Paul DeYoung
Reviewed by J. Daryl Byler

The Little Flower
Book Excerpt: Saint Thérèse of Lisieux by Kathryn Harrison

Bluegrass Gospel
Music: Wondrous Love by Blue Highway
Music: White Dove: The Bluegrass Gospel Collection by various artists
Reviewed by Joe Heim

Costly Grace
Film: Bonhoeffer produced by Martin Doblmeier
Reviewed by Denise Giardana

New and Noteworthy
Book: The Greatest King by Jerry Yu Ching and Mike Onghai
Film: Faith and Community produced by the Polis Center at Indiana University
Book: Dictionary of the Ecumenical Movement produced by the World Council of Churches
Music: You've Never Seen Everything by Bruce Cockburn
Compiled by Molly Marsh