August 2005

Cover Story

The "facts on the ground" are troubling, but there's still hope for building a just peace in Israel-Palestine.
Is divestment the right tactic?
An Israeli officer resists the occupation.
The Presbyterian Church (USA): A case study.
An interview with Palestinian theologian Naim Ateek

Feature

What does a 16th century mystic have to say to 21st century peacemakers?

Commentary

Constructive engagement must ensure safety for both Israelis and Palestinians.
Only justice for all is justice at all.
The human cost of the global war on terror.

Columns

Palestinian grievances are real and justified. So are Israeli fears.
My feeble attempts at Spanish were complicated by the idiomatic peculiarities of the language.
The ancient virtues help us to know God more intimately.
Vietnam has moved beyond the Cold War mindset. We have not.

Culture Watch

As shareholders in God'
Colonizing the last commercial-free slice of the broadcast spectrum.
Maryknoll Father Ron Hennessey was courageous,
An Indigo Girl - and dad - talk about music as the mediator between God and our souls.
The number of executions in the United States has decreased in recent years,

Departments

I was very impressed with the article on marriage by Jesse Holcomb (
Among a people of faith, giftedness changes the world.
Churches in Colombia and the United States held more than 20 nonviolent vigils on Mother'
Michaela Bruzzese is to be commended for her article regarding the Sabbath (
Those seeking a safe haven in the United States from religious, political, and economic oppression are finding it more difficult to obtain asylum on U.S. soil.
Contrary to what Jim Wallis writes in "
Music Man. Elmer Maas, 69, a musician, philosopher, civil rights worker, and one of the founders of the Plowshares anti-nuclear movement, died May 7 in Connecticut.
The excellent article by Donna Britt (
An Iraqi boy helps with a cleanup project organized in Fallujah,
In this month of dehydration,we keep our eyes skyward, both to watchfor rain and to avoid the scornof the scorched succulents who reproachus silently, saying, "You promised to care."

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