April 2004

Cover Story

How the Bible, a newspaper article, and simple biblical ethics put a Southern law professor at the cutting edge of a tax reform movement.

Feature

Bush's tax policy is aimed at drastically reducing government services and moving the tax burden to poorer wage-earners. The result: a case of "trickle-down injustice."
When global meets local, who wins?
A broad grassroots movement seeks land, equity, and dignity in Brazil.

Commentary

The difference that fair trade makes.
The Bush Doctrine strikes again.
Why are churches silent about family violence?

Columns

Online dating brings out what's awry with romance and relationship.
In the recently published collection of excerpts from William Sloane Coffin's speeches and sermons -Credo- appears this gem: "When the rich take from the poor, it's called an economic plan."
As we enter the heart of the political season and brace ourselves for the spectacle of two grown men competing for the favor of a nation...
'His grave is out past the cedar tree," says the woman in the abbey gift shop. It is an icy Monday morning on the back roads of Kentucky's bluegrass country.

Culture Watch

The distinctive sound of Ladysmith Black Mambazo is one of the finest expressions of African music.
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Musician Bruce Cockburn describes the real and the surreal in Baghdad.
Paul Farmer is a humble force of nature, if that's possible.
Sojourners: I would like to hear generally about your trip to Iraq, but specifically, I'm really interested in your experiences as a
I came to the capital for a one-year internship, like so many Washingtonians, believing I'd get my fill of city life and move on to greener pastures, literally.
If we get the heroes we deserve, then Pete Rose may just be the man for America today.

Departments

"Only in our doing can we grasp you, only with our hands can we illumine you....
The articles concerning "liberals" and "evangelicals" had many good points. 
The California state capitol building in Sacramento was transformed one morning in January into a tenement house strung with laundry lines.
More people with mental and emotional troubles seek help from clergy than from psychiatrists or medical doctors, according to an article by Dr. Glen Milstein in Psychiatric Times.
As regards your interesting remarks on "conservatives" and "liberals", it might be a help to look at the policy and company of Jesus. 
My concern with "Should the Church Split Over Gay and Lesbian Christians?" (February 2004 cover) is simple: For gay and lesbian Christians, the church has been split for a long, long time.
Dr. Samuel Cotton, a pioneer of the modern anti-slavery movement, died in December after a protracted battle with cancer.
Nearly 100,000 people from around the world - including these activists from India - descended on Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India, in January for the World Social Forum
Our interns keep us going at Sojourners. This is not just idle praise; it is gospel truth.
Who ya gonna call? Ghost-bust…no, wait-the Holy Ghost!
Local residents of Kerala, India, are winning a battle against Coca-Cola India for clean ground water and soil, after months of collaboration with a BBC investigative reporter.
It's On Me. Canada has cancelled the $750 million debt owed it by Iraq to help put the war-torn country on a "better foundation" for economic development.

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