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From the Archives: August 1998
A GROUP of Native Americans appeared before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board to argue that “Redskins,” the name of Washington, D.C.’s football team, is racist and not deserving of federal trademark protection. Federal law states that a company name may not be “scandalous” or “disparaging.” ...
Offering an opinion is Chief Billy Redwing Tayac of the Piscataway Indian Nation, a Native American people who have been in the Washington area for roughly 10,000 years longer than the football team.
Cowboys, Indians, and Reconciliation?
Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry: Conversations on Creation, Land Justice, and Life Together. Herald Press
From 'Iron Fist' to Hand of Peace
Gangs in El Salvador call a truce from behind prison walls.
From the Archives: July-August 1996
A Latino Pilgrimage
Love, No Matter What
Paint Your Faith: Graffiti Art as Witness
Video About Paint Your Faith
Against the gray of concrete and stone buildings, the vibrant colors of the Paint Your Faith mural on a wall of Metropolitan United Church in downtown Toronto can be seen from blocks away.
Healing and the Common Good
Six myths about single-payer health care
Where the Spirit Leads
Pentecostals may be the least known and most unpredictable group on the landscape.
PLUS: Latino Expressions of Faith and Justice
Latino believers don't fit a single mold, and they have expressed their faith in the world in a variety of ways.
Barrios Unidos isn’t what most people would think of when they hear the phrase “faith-based organization.” Even though it’s not aligned with any church or traditional religi
A Reformed System?
Book Review: American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare (Viking: 2004).
A Few of My Favorite Things
Leaving out my all-time favorites Carlos Santana and John Coltrane, whom I've written about for Sojourners, here are a few cultural artifacts I'm currently excited about.
Enlarging the Family
A Lone Wolf in Africa
How does one approach the task of writing about a continent as diverse as Africa, filled with extremes of poverty and beauty, suffering and hope?
Answers Blowin' in the Wind
Like many North American Christians, I had my spiritual journey upended in the 1980s by an encounter with poor believers from Latin America.
Honky, by Yale sociologist Dalton Conley, is a memoir of growing up during the 1970s and 1980s in the projects of New York's Lower East Side.
King of Heart and Soul
The Fire for Survival
Native struggles for environmental justice.