Magazine

Issue: September/October 2016

Cover Story

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In many neighborhoods, police are feared as "occupying forces." Some are working to change that from the inside.

Feature

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It's not easy to teach college students about "social privilege." First step: Start with my own.
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We call Jesus the "Prince of Peace," so why don't more Christian colleges offer peace studies programs?
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An interview with Onaje X.O. Woodbine on the grace, power, and transcendence of street basketball.

Commentary

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Welfare reform, 20 years later, has increased poverty - and moral poverty as well. 
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Why a U.S. Army reserve chaplain resigned in protest.
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The "new sanctuary movement" stands with undocumented migrants.

Culture Watch

Illustration by Jeffrey Smith
A protest at a Tennessee weapons plant laid bare the deception of the nuclear age.
The Third Reconstruction
The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement, by William J. Barber II with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove. Beacon Press. 
Varieties of Gifts
Varieties of Gifts: Multiplicity and the Well-Lived Pastoral Life, by Cynthia G. Lindner. Rowman & Littlefield. 
Interfaith Leadership
Interfaith Leadership: A Primer, by Eboo Patel. Beacon Press.
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O.J. Simpson was acquitted in 1995, and in the next decade U.S. media culture plunged into the abyss.
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Four September culture recommendations from our editors
From Good Vibrations
Ken Hanke was a  critic who believed in his own opinions, but didn't impose them on others.

Departments

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

Columns

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Healthy, diverse societies do not magically appear
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Funny Business with Ed Spivey Jr.
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Our new location will aspire to evoke spiritual power in the shadows of traditional wealth and power. 

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