Issue: June 2019

Cover Story

In some Iowa churches, the Sunday offering supports the prison industrial complex.


By forcing migrants into the barren wilderness, U.S. Border Patrol lets heatstroke and dehydration do the deadly dirty work.
How do we measure someone’s worth under a market morality?


The moral imperative behind the California moratorium on the death penalty.
How to stop undermining the leadership of women.
Donald Trump does not have the wellbeing of the Venezuelan people in mind.

Culture Watch

Nine works of literature by black authors reveal the character of white Christian racism.
A review of ‘The End of Animal Farming: How Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Activists Are Building an Animal-Free Food System,’ by Jacy Reese.
A review of ‘Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do,’ by Jennifer L. Eberhardt.
From ‘From Red Earth: A Rwandan Story of Healing and Forgiveness,’ by Denise Uwimana.
We've allowed Big Tech to create a world that enriches a very few, very wealthy investors.
Four June culture recommendations from our editors.
Looking back at how movies have transformed for the better.


‘I was Hungry and You Blamed It On the Communists’
It’s not a question we can answer through balance statements and spreadsheets.
Letters to the editors from Sojourners readers.
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C


Progress needs concrete movement, not grand ideological gestures.
Funny business by Ed Spivey Jr.
What the sport can teach us about the greatest gift of Christianity.
How we spend our money is a topic for Christian discipleship.
Why do we act as if a building “over there” is more sacred than our own black, immigrant, and refugee churches?