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Mujerista Legacy
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 4:49pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ricardo Moreno I really appreciated your article about Ada María Isasi-Díaz, “ The Mother of Mujerista Theology ” (by Rose Marie Berger, July 2012). I had the privilege of ta ...

Hate Exposed
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 4:49pm | Type: Magazine Article

Robert P. Russo Westboro Baptist Church’s absurd notions of humanity are readily evident, in both word and picture, in Joanie Eppinga’s interview of researcher Rebecca Barrett-Fox ...

Deadly 'Defense'
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 4:49pm | Type: Magazine Article

Larry Boudreau Regarding Jim Rice’s column “ Fairness for Whom? ” (June 2012): One of Martin Luther King Jr.’s prophecies fits the effects of today’s right-wing political age ...

Progressive Calvinism
Originally Posted: 07/12/2012 - 10:45am | Type: Magazine Article

Walter Brueggemann Re: “The Face of Hate” (interview by Joanie Eppinga, June 2012): Thanks for your great work! But your caricature of Calvinism is uninformed and unnecessary. Not ...

Blame for Blight?
Originally Posted: 07/12/2012 - 10:45am | Type: Magazine Article

John Judson The question that Bill Wylie-Kellermann failed to directly ask and answer in “An Assault on Local Democracy” (June 2012) is, why are some Michigan cities and school dis ...

Blame for Blight: Bill Wylie-Kellerman Replies
Originally Posted: 07/12/2012 - 10:45am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill Wylie-Kellermann Bill Wylie-Kellermann replies: What an odd coincidence that only black majority cities have incompetent elected leadership. Another coincidence: De ...

Vaccination Abstinence
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 1:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kathleen Murphy As an enthusiastic new subscriber, I was stung by the article “Death by Individualism,” by Danny Duncan Collum (May 2012). My family abstains from vaccinations, but ...

Unlisted Innocents
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 1:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Shanahan I wonder how many more people would be on the Innocence List of inmates wrongfully sentenced to the death (“The Innocence List,” by Kimberly Burge, April 2012) if Soni ...

Churches Against Torture?
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 1:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dimitri Kadiev Thank you for your article “Destroying Our Rights to Save Them” (by Dianna Ortiz, April 2012) about indefinite incarceration. Struggling with all these disturbing de ...

Correction
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 1:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Our June 2012 issue described Rebecca Barrett-Fox, interviewed in “The Face of Hate,” as a former editor of The Journal of Hate Studies ; in fact, she is its book re ...

Citizens vs. Citizens United
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 2:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Vince Schumacher I wish Bill McKibben’s “‘And God Created ... Corporations’” (April 2012) could magically appear in the inbox of each state and federal senator and representative. ...

Comparisons For the Cross
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 2:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Norm Mundhenk Regarding your review of James Cone’s The Cross and the Lynching Tree (“Were You There?” by Andrew Wilkes, March 2012): Cone’s point is an important one. But give ...

Don't Mourn—Fact Check
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Magazine Article

John Patterson I am reading the March issue of Sojourners and want to correct a small error in “‘Do Not Grow Weary or Lose Heart,’” by Vincent Harding. The quote “Don’t mourn. ...

Resisting Prison Profiteers
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Melanie S. Pinkert Thank you for printing Michelle Alexander’s commentary “When the Spirit Says Go” in your March issue. Due in large part to Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow , ...

Slavery Today
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Stan Glenn Rose Marie Berger’s article “Slaves in Our Family” (February 2012) is a reminder to us that slavery in our country didn’t end with the Emancipation Proclamation. I re ...

Just Say No
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rev. John Burow Thank you for your articles on human trafficking (“Ending ‘The World’s Most Savage Cruelty,’” February 2012). They played an essential role in shaping my sermon las ...

United in Christ
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ronn Garton I appreciated Jim Wallis’ plea for more precision in how the word “evangelical” is used in our society and especially in the media (“Defining ‘Evangelicals’ in an Elect ...

Avoiding Arrogance
Originally Posted: 03/09/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Magazine Article

John McRae I appreciated Jim Wallis’ plea for more precision in how the word “evangelical” is used in our society and especially in the media (“Defining ‘Evangelicals’ in an Electi ...

Schema For Peace
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 2:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rosalie G. Riegle In “Critical Mass” (January 2012), Karen Sue Smith’s summary of changes in the U.S. Catholic Church since Vatican II, I was dismayed not to see any mention of th ...

A Good Word
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 2:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jeffrey Faust I was delighted to see the article on forgiveness by Brittany Shoot (“Forgive and Forget?”) in your January 2012 issue. Since she mentioned Archbishop Tutu in her art ...

Treaty Against Trafficking
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 2:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jake Terpstra The fact that the February 2012 issue contained three articles about human trafficking (“Humankind’s Most Savage Cruelty,” by Stewart Burns; “Here?” by Abayea Pelt; “ ...

Reading Too Much In?
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 2:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Steve Bisset Harry Potter is no Gandhi. Though Bill Wylie-Kellermann (“Harry and the Principalities,” November 2011) believes that Harry “never kills anyone,” the whole mission of ...

Bought Government?
Originally Posted: 09/13/2011 - 4:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

Russ Records Re: Elizabeth Palmberg's "The Safety Net Frays" (July 2011): I don't believe that we, as citizens, have any voice in these issues any more. Accordi ...

Outside the Circle?
Originally Posted: 09/13/2011 - 4:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jennifer A. Nolan "The Safety Net Frays" is a nice piece, but we've seen this movie before. The American chattering classes chatter marvelously, but stopped believin ...

Waging Peace
Originally Posted: 09/13/2011 - 5:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Grant Bakewell, Jr. Please continue to address the importance of promoting and building peace ("The Things that Make for Peace," by Jim Wallis, July 2011), whether in Afg ...

Where to Move Your Money
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Andy R. Loving While moving money from megabanks (“Time to Move Your Money?” by Jim Wallis, March 2010) is worth doing, where the money is ...

Move Your Money
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ken Sehested I very much appreciate Jim Wallis’ commentary (“Time to Move Your Money?” March 2010). I very muc ...

Carry On
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Joy Nelson I’m profoundly grateful to Dr. Vincent Harding for such a heart-rending, prophetic letter (“Our Children are Waiting for the Mu ...

Covering Palestine
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Barbara Diefes [Regarding Robert Hirschfield’s “Peering Through the Wall” (November 2009)]: Nothing could illustrate more plainly the bias ...

Levels of Intimacy
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Marcus McCullogh “Sex Without Shame” (by Keith Graber Miller, September-October 2009) was brief, concise, and covered some of the major th ...

Yearning for Connection
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Michael Camp I applaud Keith Graber Miller’s call for a balanced sexual counterculture that exults sex-positivism in light of God’s gift o ...

Off-Focus?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Alice Hague I was slightly disappointed by the cover and headline article for the September-October issue (“6 Rules for Shameless Sex,” by ...

Grace and Gratitude
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dominic P. Scibilia Thanks for the timely and encouraging article by Keith Graber Miller, “Sex Without Shame” (September-October 2009). ...

Living Wages for Instructors
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Christopher Dorn I read with interest Elizabeth Palmberg’s “How to … Find a Social Justice College” in the September-October 2009 issue. ...

‘Redemptive’ Sex?
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 3:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Karol Svoboda I found “Sex Without Shame” very disturbing. I found “Sex Without Shame” very disturbing. I agr ...

Aw, Shucks
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Deidre Farrington Schoolcraft I read the entire July 2009 issue of Sojourners in one sitting. I read the entir ...

Death Penalty Injustices
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Vicki Harley Holland I applaud the commentary “When Governments Kill” (by Richard Viguerie, July 2009), as an American who used to support ...

Beautiful Words
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Al Stewart Thank you for Rose Marie Berger’s excellent column, “Stammering Through Dreams” (The Hungry Spirit, July 2009). ...

Detroit's Rebirth
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Sylvia María Valls (Letters, Letters, Departments) Letters ...

Those Who Already Suffer
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gerard Burford Regarding “What Actually Works” (by Glen Stassen, June 2009): As I began reading this article, I noticed that it was all in ...

Career Changes?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Betty Neville Michelozzi Thank you for the wonderful issue on “The Green Economy” (May 2009). Thank you for th ...

Truly Sustainable Practices
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Peter Leoschke Regarding “Are Books Obsolete?” by Molly Marsh (May 2009): As a LEED accredited professional, I appreciate the necessity of ...

Not Just For City Folks
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Nicholas Hinrichsen I have recently been pleasantly surprised to read more stories and blog posts that bring attention to rural causes. ...

You Can Take Us Anywhere
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lynne Elyse Farmer As a bibliophile who loves the act of reading but also the sensory experience of a book’s look, feel, and smell, I thou ...

Our Neighbors Are Everywhere
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Greer I appreciate Derek Webb’s zeal for doing what’s right, but I wonder just how many latrines and wells Webb has gotten his han ...

Healing Broken Bodies
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jennifer Hosler I appreciated the article on eating disorders and wholeheartedly agree that the church needs to speak about it more (“Body ...

Not So Fast
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Evan Jones The letter “Women and Islam” (Letters, April 2009) points out that Islamic law often forces women into subservient social and r ...

Real Repentance?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jonathan Richard Robert Brenneman’s article (“The Cross and the Crossfire,” April 2009) leaves this reader incredulous. ...

Forgiveness 101
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Steven Deutsch I appreciated Rose Marie Berger’s piece on forgiveness (“Just Forgive,” March 2009). I apprecia ...

A Bloated Military Budget
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

George De Costa Amen to John Stoner and Victor Goering's letters in the March 2009 issue. Amen to John St ...