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September/October 2007 Sojourners

September/October 2007 Sojourners

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Sacred Refuge
With comprehensive immigration reform off the congressional agenda, the New Sanctuary Movement steps into the breach.
by Alexia Salvatierra

Living in God's House
Finding sanctuary in a Chicago storefront church.
by Celeste Kennel-Shank

'The Church is the Last Safe Haven'
Evangelical Latinos and the New Sanctuary Movement.
Interview with Sam Rodriguez by Bob Francis.

Standing Up for Sanctuary
The broken immigration system is a spiritual issue.
by Belinda Passafaro

Features

God Behind Bars
In the prison-industrial complex, is there hope for redemption?
by Nancy Hastings Sehested

Goodness of Mercy
BronxConnect shows there's a better alternative to throwing youth in jail.
by Jonathan Mendez

Who Does the Time?
Families and communities pay a steep price for imprisonment rates.
by Carol Fenelly

The Green Gospel
Will seminaries equip church leaders for an age of environmental crisis?
by Katharine M. Preston

ECO-Theology
What every seminarian should learn about caring for creation.
by David Rhoads

Bursting the Christian Bubble
Azusa Pacific students follow Jesus out of the comfort zone.
by Hanna Kang

Editorials

Working Family Values
No-benefit jobs leave parents struggling.
by Heather Boushey

Another World is Possible
Learning from the grassroots at the U.S. Social Forum.
by Colin Mathewson

Sins of Commission
The Bush administration's "license to torture."
by Paul Magno

Between the Lines
| World Prison Population | Environmental Exorcism | Break-In Threatens Christians | Pax Christi 'Returns to Roots' | Faith and the Social Forum | News Bites | God: |

Columns

Hearts & Minds: Iraq: The Tipping Point
The war in Iraq should never have been fought, cannot be won, and must now be ended.
by Jim Wallis

The Hungry Spirit: 'To Live Is to Praise'
Are beauty and truth a luxury?
by Rose Marie Berger

Eyes & Ears: The Cult of Global Warming
Corporate fixes lead to corporate control.
by Danny Duncan Collum

H'rumphs: Changing Environs (sp?)
Our neighborhood has changed. It's now delicious.
by Ed Spivey Jr.

Departments

Living the Word: God's Refining Love
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary Cycle C.
by Malinda Elizabeth Berry

Poetry: October is the Deadliest Month
by Patricia Giragosian

Letters
| Sacred Creations | A Divisive Legacy | More U.S. Fair Trade |

Reviews

News in the Corporate Age
In the "public media," where is the public?
Reviewed by Bart Preecs

Missionaries to the Planet
Book: Green Sisters: A Spiritual Ecology by Sarah McFarland Taylor.
Reviewed by Margaret Bullitt-Jonas

Chorus or Cacophony?
Book: An Emergent Manifesto of Hope by Tony Jones and Doug Pagitt.
Reviewed by Bob Francis

A Slice of Life, Served with Dignity
Film: Killer of Sheep by Charles Burnett.
Reviewed by Ted Parks

New and Noteworthy
Book: True to Our Native Land by Brian Blount.
Film: Posada by Mark McGregor, S.J..
Book: Of Widows and Meals: Communal Meals in the Book of Acts by Reta Halteman Finger.
Music: We Walked in Song by The Innocence Mission.
Reviewed by Molly Marsh