August 2018

Cover Story

Rich investors are buying up high ground—in historically black neighborhoods.


Dedicated to victims of lynching, the museum and monument create space to mourn those whose killings were covered in silence.
These officials have enormous power, but very little accountability


Trump's border cruelty extends to legal immigrants as well.
Anarchists are a controversial part of today's activist movement. How should Christians respond?
Health care is a bad match for a market-oriented approach, so faith traditions are demanding universal health coverage.

Culture Watch

Alejandro Iñárritu's "Carne y Arena" plunges visitors into migrants' trauma.
Rob Bell's religion, or "not-religion," is ultimately more American than it is Christian.
Four culture recommendations from our editors.
What sounds like a macho thriller manages to enhance a new genre: seriocomic social commentary.
Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians, by Austen Hartke. Westminster John Knox.
The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made, by Patricia O'Toole. Simon & Schuster.
What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia,by Elizabeth Catte. Belt Publishing.
God, Improv, and the Art of Living, by MaryAnn McKibben Dana. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing.


We cannot divorce the gospel—Jesus’ suffering and redemption—from the history of violence against black people.
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Letters to the editors from Sojourners readers
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle B.


If your theology helps break the planet, it's a bad theology.
We have a clear Christian mandate to ensure that society's most vulnerable can exercise the right to vote. 
“For centuries, white people have shrunken their own hearts.”