This Month's Cover

Sojourners Magazine: August-September 1989

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Forgiveness, Faith, and Life on Death Row
A Time of Discernment in the Community of Faith


The sun glistened on the reflecting pool on this clear April morning in Atlanta. In the shadow of the tomb of Martin Luther King Jr., a torch was lit for human dignity and justice.
The month of August marks the 44th birthday of the nuclear age. On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
Go West Young Man (Or Is It East ...?)
I called to make the doctor's appointment, knowing that something was terribly wrong: I was seven months pregnant, but I no longer felt pregnant, despite my considerable size.

Culture Watch

The usual rap on TV cop shows is that they trivialize real life-and-death matters into a glossy package of sanitized violence designed to sell soap and soda pop.


(1939-1989, Fifty Years a Jesuit)