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Sojourners Magazine: April 2022

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Disability rights sit-ins in the 1970s educated America and launched a civil rights movement. At the 45th anniversary, the church still lags behind. 

Features

Watercolor-style illustration collage of people featured in the story

45 years ago, a nonviolent occupation by disability rights activists sparked a movement. It’s time for the church to get on board.

by
Aleja Hertzler-McCain
Magazine
Features
Illustration of an industrial plant with a shadowy figure raising a flag with a money symbol

The United States didn’t become a tax haven overnight.

by
Chuck Collins
A senior Black woman stoops to lay orange flowers at the base of a plaque

People of faith are resurrecting their stories—one plaque at a time.

by
Carol Kuruvilla

Voices

Voices
Grain of Salt
Illustration of a burgundy and gold football helmet with a question mark on the side

When the Washington Football Team announced its new name in February, some longtime activists were less than impressed.

by Jim Rice
Voices
From The Editor
Illustration of Patricia Berne with her quote, "It should be abundantly evident that we are beautiful and powerful."

Disability justice—like all justice work—is a gospel imperative.

by Jim Rice
Voices
Commentary
Illustration of roots coming out of the bottom of a steepled building. One set of roots is tangled.

Digging into history can surface painful realities, but it can also be an engine of creativity for today.

by
Heath W. Carter
Illustration of connected blocks arranged in a circle that form a negotiating table at the center

Blockchain can allow us to imagine and build more transparent, democratic, and equitable systems.

by
Lyndon Burford
Illustration of a star of David with a heart-shaped cutout on the inside

Why do Christians perpetuate negative stereotypes of Jewish religious life?

by
Chloe Specht
Voices
Columns
Illustration of a large speech bubble with the word, "fact," covering a smaller speech bubble with the word, "fiction."

Sometimes you just have to stand up for reality.

by
Bill McKibben
Illustration of the outlines of a house that go above and below a flowery field

I’ve started putting quotation marks around the “our” when I think about “our” land.

by
Liuan Huska
Voices
Eyewitness
A crowd holds small dogs aloft as a priest flings droplets of holy water over the crowd

“We want to recognize how you have blessed Bandit and how Bandit has blessed you.”

by
Russell Elleven

Vision

Vision
Culture

A few weeks of rest (and screaming into the void) put me back in touch with my creative spark. 

by
Faith-Marie Zamblé
A robed figure stairs through a bright opening in the trees of a dark forest

The Green Knight puts a magnifying glass to our natural responses to truth, while The Power of the Dog articulates our tendencies to flee from the truths that will expose us.

by
Zachary Lee
A white man wearing a suit blows smoke into the mouth of a young white woman

Joachim Trier’s film explores the subtle changes of the soul and the experiences that define us all.

by
Abby Olcese
Vision
Books

An excerpt from Forever In Thy Path: The God of Black Liberation.

by
Harry H. Singleton III
The actress playing Mamie Till-Mobley embraces her son, Emmett Till

Three culture recommendations from our editors.

by
The Editors

Ocean Vuong's Time Is a Mother reaches for the depths of what was lost.

by
Olivia Bardo
Vision
Poetry

A poem.

by
Alfonso Sasieta
Vision
Living The Word

April reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C.

by
T. Denise Anderson
Vision
H'rumphs

Is an enormous warehouse full of good-enough furniture really equipped to explain a sensitive theological process? (Spoiler alert: No). 

by
Jenna Barnett