April 2008

Cover Story

Pentecostals may be the least known and most unpredictable group on the landscape.
Latino Pentecostals are increasingly seeing political action as an act of faith.
Latino believers don't fit a single mold, and they have expressed their faith in the world in a variety of ways.


An interview with immigrant and author Edwidge Danticat.
During the Second Great Awakening, the fruits of conversion included social reform.


Resisting a state at war with its people.
Christian-Muslim dialogue raises hope - and suspicion.


After 40 years, we might finally be ready to come out of the wilderness.
Worried about your financial future? Have a Life Saver.
Sometimes, Easter finds us.

Culture Watch

How many of your friends and neighbors know, as Barbara Slavin writes in Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies, that during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini vetoed the use o
More than seven years ago, James Carroll, award-winning novelist and Boston Globe columnist, wrote Constantine’s Sword, which traced the history of anti-Semitism in the chu
Tapping the reservoirs of church and community.
Who needs a charity ball when you can have a potluck?
Books that bridge faith and politics.
In his 2006 book, The Irresistible Revolution, Shane Claiborne urged us to be careful what we pray for, because God may call us to live it out—often in profound ways.


As Kenya continues to transition from a one-party nation to a liberal democracy, churches from various traditions are coming together to encourage constructive dialogue between the two major polit
I's late at night. I walk in the door after a meeting and my wife is laughing her head off.
The books of Luke, Acts, and 1 Peter dominate the readings this month; Peter and Paul are key players.
beginning with four lines from Taha Muhammad Ali
All the Democratic presidential candidates talked about “green-collar jobs.” But what are they?
It's easy-and human-to apply labels according to our assumptions. But we know that categorizing anything, especially whole groups of people, is risky business.
It is highly misleading to say anyone can subscribe to Sojourners “risk-free” [as it says on subscription materials].
Despite protests at New Orleans City Hall last December, the city council voted unanimously for a federal plan that will demolish 4,500 public housing units in favor of developing fewer units on a