April 2016

Cover Story

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A serious injury - being a patient - helped me understand the importance of patience. How does that apply to our work for social justice?

Feature

Alex Garland
In Seattle, churches and activists work to dismantle the cradle-to-prison pipeline - one youth jail at a time. 
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LGBTQ Christians talk about why they stay in denominations that are less than affirming. 
James Haines-Young
Lebanon has taken in more than a million refugees from Syria and Iraq. One group of women has cooked up a way to make them feel at home. 
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A theologian and spirituality writer wrestles with the meaning of Jesus, in our lives and in our world. 

Commentary

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We're in the midst of the biggest rollback of the rights to vote since Jim Crow. 
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Citing a higher law, churches offer sanctuary to shield from deportation. 
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The worldwide Anglican Communion disciplines the Episcopal Church over same-sex marriage. 

Culture Watch

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The graveyard poetry of Kathleen Driskell
Evicted
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, by Matthew Desmond. Crown. 
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Overplayed: A Parent's Guide to Sanity in the World of Youth Sports, by David King and Margot Starbuck. Herald Press. 
Director Michael Moore in Where to Invade Next
Moore suggests invading other countries to steal their best ideas. 
Four April culture recommendations from our editors. 
The Revenant
The Revenant can't decide if "an eye for an eye" is preferable or merely inevitable. 
Noel Paul Stookey
At Home: The Maine Tour, by Noel Paul Stookey. Neworld Multimedia. 

Departments

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

Columns

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In El Salvador, the health minister said it would be at least 2018 before it would be safe to get pregnant.
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"Our movement needs more than allies, we need accomplices."
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Male dominance was never taught outright, but it was observed like a tenet of the faith. 

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