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70 Years of Fear

by The Editors 07-15-2015
For many Christians today, the call to oppose nuclear weapons has been neither obvious nor urgent. Until now.

The February 1977 issue of Sojourners.

ON JULY 16, 1945—70 years ago today—the United States Army tested the first nuclear weapon in Alamogordo Air Base in New Mexico. "For the first time in history there was a nuclear explosion," wrote General Leslie Groves two days later in a memorandum to the U.S. Secretary of War. "And what an explosion!" Less than one month later, bombs were dropped on the Japenese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. More than 150,000 people were killed instantly and other deaths from radiation exposure followed

New & Noteworthy

by The Editors 07-10-2015
Four August culture recommendations from our editors.
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Four August culture recommendations from our editors.

Demonic Drums, Transgender Housing, and 8 Other Quotables from Our June Issue

by The Editors 06-08-2015
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It’s hard to overlook the peppy pink pig who appeared on the cover of our June issue, but maybe you missed the lyrical beauty of Senior Associate Editor Julie Polter’s review of Sufjan Stevens’ newest album, or Eboo Patel’s surprising lesson on what Thomas Jefferson’s 1764 copy of Islam’s holy book can tell us about the 2016 elections. The June issue taught us how to stop funding what we hate, how a housing-first model saved the life of a homeless transgender woman, and how prison guards are earning degrees alongside inmates.

Below, read our top 10 quotes from the June 2015 issue of Sojourners.

New and Noteworthy

by The Editors 06-08-2015

Coming Home by Leon Bridges / A New Gospel for Women by Kristin Kobes Du Mez / A Star in the East: The Rise of Christianity in China by Rodney Stark and Xiuhua Wang / The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander

Top 12 Award-Winning Articles from This Month's Associated Church Press Awards

by The Editors 05-19-2015
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Image via Tashatuvango/shutterstock.com

Earlier in May, Sojourners attended the Associated Church Press awards ceremony in Toronto and took home 20 awards, including first place prizes for Best National and International Magazine, Best Department (Culture Watch), and Best Column (Hearts & Minds).

Read (or reread) some of the award winning articles below. 

Divest!

by The Editors 05-07-2015

Various campaigns have adopted the tactic of divestment to compel action toward a safer, more just, and more sustainable world. Does it work? 

New & Noteworthy

by The Editors 05-07-2015

Ibeyi by XL Recordings / The Collected Sermons of Walter Bruggemann, Volume 2 by Westminster John Knox / And The Word Became Color: Exploring the Bible with Paper, Pen, and Paint by Debby Topliff / Faith Forward Volume 2: Re-imagining Children's Youth Ministry by CopperHouse

Pocket Poetry: What We're Reading for National Poetry Month

by The Editors 04-21-2015

In recognition of National Poetry Month’s “Poetry in Our Pocket Day,” and in celebration of Sojourners’ historical love of poetry, our staff selected some favorite poems below. 

New & Noteworthy

by The Editors 04-01-2015

Peaceful Neighbor: Discovering the Countercultural Mister Rogers by Michael G. Long / The Mask You Live In by Representation Project / Undivided: A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to Peace by Patricia Raybon / Leave Some Things Behind by the Steel Wheels 

VIDEO: Nashville Sit-Ins

by The Editors 02-11-2015

A video depicting the social responses to boycotts during the civil rights? 

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