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Level the Playing Field
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Paul Meyer I was glad to see Sojourners tackle the issue of “The Spirit of the New Islam” (by Rose Marie Berger, February 2009). ...

Ungenerous Giving
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Evan Cantiello “Stingy Givers” (a review by J. “Stingy Givers” (a review by J. Dana Trent of Passing the Pla ...

Ancient Ways to Seek God
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Walter Poe I thought Ruth Haley Barton’s article (“Make a Joyful Silence,” February 2009) was awesome. I thoug ...

The Limits of Military Power
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Patrick Mulhaney I appreciated Rose Berger’s column (“Tackling the Unspeakable,” Feb­ruary 2009) and her interview with Jim Douglass about ...

IHOP vs. ISS
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Craig Lawson One of several tender nerves I have is when people expound the benefits of space exploration and study. And yet, as Ed Spivey ...

Women and Islam
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

(Name withheld by request) Regarding Eboo Patel’s “Three Myths about Islam” (February 2009): I have to take issue with his simplistic atte ...

Unmediated Silence
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Douglas Bakke Regarding “Make a Joyful Silence,” by Ruth Haley Barton (February 2009): We Quakers figured out more than 350 years ago that ...

Color-Free Language
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Chris Budden It is sad to see that in an otherwise excellent editorial (“A New Faith Coalition,” January 2009), Jim Wallis reinforces raci ...

Sharing History
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Buer During some moments of pre-Christ­mas calm, I had a chance to read the memos to President Obama (“Dear President Obama,” Januar ...

War No More
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

John K. Stoner The memos to President Obama in the January issue are interesting for what they omit as well as for what they include. ...

Reduce Military Spending
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Victor Goering After reading (for the second time) the “Dear President Obama” letters, I was disappointed that no one mentioned the need t ...

Check Your Terms
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Brigit M. Barnes [Regarding “A New Faith Coalition,” by Jim Wallis, January 2009]: Those who characterize abortion as “single-issue politi ...

Work in Love, Not Fear
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Mary Cole-Duvall Thanks for Jim Wallis’ thoughts in “A Pastoral Strategy for Hard Times” (December 2008). Our church is gearing up to assi ...

Fine Timing
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Margaret Wilde Last night in the theology class I teach on peace and justice, I said there were better ways than military intervention to ...

A Dear Friend Gone
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jody Nonnemacher We just adopted two little girls, and I anxiously pored through the TV guide for the time(s) Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood ...

End, Not Reduce, Abortion
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gerardine Luongo Ranft I was deeply disappointed in Sojour­ners’ guidance on voting in regard to abortion (“Principles and Policies for Ch ...

Good Medicine
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dave Gradwell I enjoyed Ed Spivey Jr.’s dry sense of humor in his video about the economy (“It’s All His Fault,” December 2008 Web Extras) ...

Beyond the Moment
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Douglas L. Anderson Thanks for the work you do. There are plenty of good ministries in the world, for which I am grateful. ...

Recycling Benefits
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dennis Semprini Sojourners, thank you, by God’s grace, for what you do! In a God coincidence, many years ago a friend had recycled a copy ...

Spiritual Journeys
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bronwen Jurado Sojourners’ recent interview with novelist Mary Doria Russell (“A Hardheaded Faith,” by Rose Marie Berger, November 2008) l ...

Moral Principles
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

John Rufe Regarding “Supreme Illogic: Catholic social teaching and gun control,” by Joe Nangle, OFM (November 2008): Pope John Paul II’s 1 ...

Transforming Hearts
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Katherine Primus “Life-Changing Experience” (by Aaron Graham) in the September- Oc­t­­ober 2008 issue of Sojourners highlights an importan ...

Weapons of War
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Hubers I was struck by the letter from Richard Tillinger regarding his love of machine guns (“Misfire?” September-October 2008). ...

Who is Worthy?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ben Roth In her article “Changing Our Minds” (September-October 2008), Frances Moore Lappé suggests that the real barriers to an egalitari ...

Unequal Burdens
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lilyan Snow In her September-October 2008 letter (“Don’t Speak for Me”), Lisa Clark writes that she is not guilty for taking part in slave ...

Equal-Access Programs
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Christopher W. Fuerst Shame on the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the Prison Entrepreneurship Program for not accepting sex offe ...

Equal Treatment
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dave Keane I read with great interest Elizabeth Edwards’ piece on health care (“Heal Thyself?” August 2008). I ...

Time for Single-Payer
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Claudia Detwiler The article by Elizabeth Edwards (“Heal Thyself?”) raises troubling questions regarding the path to a just system of heal ...

Hard Questions
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tony R. Nester There is a reason we don’t have universal health care, and it’s not because we lack compassion for the sick. ...

Don't Speak for Me
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Clark Slavery is a lingering scar on North America. Lives were destroyed. People were mistreated. Some died at the hands of cruel mas ...

Misfire?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Richard Tillinger More disappointing than the cheap sarcasm in Ed Spivey Jr.’s column, “One Man, One Clip” (“H’rumphs,” June 2008), was h ...

Redefining Church
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lucy Fuchs It is encouraging to hear how the new generation is approaching religion (“Making Their Mark,” June 2008). They seem to want au ...

Spending Our Future
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

John S. Rausch Thanks for your column in the June issue about the military budget (“A Theft from Those Who Hunger,” by Frida Berrigan). ...

Beyond Apologies
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jonathan Beachy In “It’s a Start” (June 2008), Donald Shriver Jr. rightly addresses the issue of slavery ...

Sound Giving
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Harrison and Marilyn Roper The May 2008 issue on “Putting Your Money Where Your Heart Is” suggests many fine ways of doing just that. Howe ...

Timely Giving
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Chris Anderson [Regarding “Being There,” by Jim Rice, March 2008], I met Brother Andrew when I was a recent “Jesus Freak” convert in 1971. ...

Real Change
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Wayne North Real Change Real Change Jim Wallis’ “The Politics of Change” (March 2008) so effectively pro ...

Defense Strategies
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Daniel Wolpert Defense Strategies Defense Strategies Jim Wallis’ article “A Call to Repentance” (January 2 ...

No Safety
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Tom Davis It is highly misleading to say anyone can subscribe to Sojourners “risk-free” [as it says on subscription materials]. ...

Playing in Public
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Edward R. Schreiber I just read Ed Spivey Jr.’s piece about his first public recital (“Seriously, Is This What Hell is Like? December 200 ...

Renewable Stories
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Charles Courtney To your rich November 2007 special issue, “Tel­ling Stories,” on books and theater, I’d like to add a brief but, to me, ...

Keep Asking Questions
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

David E. Anderson Your magazine just brought me to tears. I was standing in front of the magazine display in the library of Montrose, Col ...