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Sojourners Magazine: August 2004

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Cover Story

How do we nurture the healing side of religion over the killing side? How do we protect the soul of democracy against bad theology in service of an imperial state?


Song leader and scholar Bernice Johnson Reagon on what music teaches us about democracy, leadership, and the meaning of 'we.'
It's not that we have so little power, it's that we don't use the power we have.
Latin American immigrants are changing the U.S. political landscape.


On mourning in America.
What is 'artificial means' and what is nonnegotiable humane care?
What part of 'never again' do we not understand?


Fallible creatures are not to be trusted with empire.
Revolutionary ideology is no match for rice and beans.
It's that special season again.
What is hiding behind the flag of 'moral decency'?

Culture Watch

Joy Carroll Wallis was among the first women to be ordained to the priesthood in England, in 1994.
Throughout the first year of the Iraq war,Throughout the first year of the Iraq war, the Bush
Untitled Normal Page"Other people seemed to progress much more smoothly through life... but...I kept getting derailed, ejected from one
Four August 2004 culture recommendations from our editors
If you'If you've heard her radio single "Come to Jesus" or her cover of Dolly Parton's "Jolene," you know everything you need to about Mindy


I just read the article "I just read the article "No Place to Stand?" by Heidi Schlumpf (June 2004). As a new subscriber to Sojourners
Who knew that the pentecostal "Who knew that the pentecostal "tongues of fire" experience was the inaugural meeting of smokers anonymous? If you
More than 50 leaders from Christian organizations across Asia met in Kuala Lumpur,More than 50 leaders from Christian organizations across Asia
Seeming is believing,Seeming is believing, according to the Program on International Policy Attitudes, which released a March 2004
What an incredible article (What an incredible article ("No Place to Stand?"). It is nice to know that others out there find the debate of
Your article (Your article ("No Place to Stand?") was very helpful, particularly the focus on reducing the incidence of
Corrections Corporation of America,Corrections Corporation of America, the largest private
Our cover feature by veteran journalist Bill Moyers is an adaptation of the keynote speech he delivered to a standing-room-only crowd at Call to Renewal's Pentecost 2004 event.
Star Woes.Star Woes. Twenty Canadian church leaders, including several Orthodox bishops, sent a letter in March to
Untitled Normal Page"No Place to Stand?" was one of the best pieces I've read on the subject in a long, long time. I have always
The Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem hosted more than 500 representatives from 31 countries in April toThe Sabeel Ecumenical
He died in a munitions explosion
Six months after Ash Wednesday,Six months after Ash Wednesday, we are gifted with another