Issue: December 2015

Cover Story

Bishop Minerva Carcaño
How Latina and Latino Christian leaders are reshaping the church's understanding of social justice. 
Bishop Minerva Carcaño
Cómo es que líderes cristianos latinos están transformando lo que la iglesia entiende sobre la justicia social.


Illustration by David Gothard
While world leaders drag their feet on meaningful carbon limits, climate activists begin to turn the tide against the fossil fuel industry
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The God of the Bible often works through "outsider" women. 
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An essay on how we live the lives we choose. 


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Advent is a season of journeys- dangerous and otherwise. 
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The greatest hope for a peaceful and democratic Syria is its civil society. 
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Alaska Natives offer the gift of "Denali"- and wisdom on how to live well within the land.


What will it take to interrupt the spiral of violence?
Ken Davis
Is 'Poperific' a word? How about 'Popetastic'? 'Popenado'?
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Pope Francis' visit gave us a glimpse of the reign of God 
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I have hope that repentance will lead to the reform of our broken justice system. 

Culture Watch

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White supremacy, black power, and the hard road to justice.
Chosen?: Reading the Bible amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, by Walter Brueggemann, Westminster John Knox Press.
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, by Sherry Turkle, Penguin Press.
Messiansim Against Christology: Resistance Movements, Folk Arts, and Empire, by James W. Perkinson. Palgrave.
A Strangeness in My Mind, by Orhan Pamuk. Knopf. 
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The NFL may have even more power than Big Tobacco once had.
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Four December culture recommendations from our editors. 
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Authentcity is what matters, not how "elite" the work can appear to be.


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Letters to the Editor from Sojourners readers
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Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C.