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Sojourners Magazine: September/October 2022

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Why our faith delegation went to Ukraine to pray for peace.

Features

A collage of photographs from the faith delegation in Ukraine. In one corner, a soldier embraces a man. In another, a woman looks into the distance with her hands folded in prayer. In the background are maps of Ukraine.

Our public message was simple: “We have come to Kyiv in solidarity to pray for a just peace.”

by
Rose Marie Berger
Magazine
Features
An illustration of a cross in the center of an atom.

An interview with Francis Collins and Deborah Haarsma on bridging the perceived divide. 

by
Ryan J. Pemberton
An illustration of a native woman dancing on a stage beating a hand drum and dancing as her colorful skirt billows around her.

The call and response of our songs is a kind of reciprocal relationship, one that I hope you have heard. 

by
Patty Krawec

Voices

Voices
From The Editor
An illustration of Ukrainian climate activist Ilyses El Kortbi holding a sign painted in the colors of the Ukrainian flag that reads, "We see Ukraine as one of the first climate wars."

Former heavyweight boxers, the Klitschko brothers now face the fight of their lives.

by Jim Rice
Voices
Commentary
An illustration of two puzzle pieces, one bearing the flag of China while the other bears the flag of the United States.

Whenever animosity against China rises up, Asian Americans are blamed and attacked.

by
Chris Rice
An illustration of a megaphone with colorful ribbons streaming out.

How communities can leverage the five key pillars of early warning systems to transform violence to peace.

by
Madhawa Palihapitiya
An illustration of a nuclear weapon colliding with a peace sign.

People of faith can make a difference in the campaign to abolish nuclear weapons.

by
Ruth Rohde
Voices
Columns
An illustration of a giant hand preventing hopeful voters from accessing the polls.

The 2022 midterm election must be a referendum on protecting and strengthening our rights.

by
Adam Russell Taylor
An illustration of a head opening in half, with flowers flourishing to one side and wilting on the other.

Reducing groups of people to just the struggle is a way of shrinking their stories.

by
José Humphreys III
Voices
Eyewitness

A doula reflects on the formula crisis. 

by
Rebecca Christian
Voices
Contributing

“I’ve tried to find a spark of creative hope that keeps our faith alive, active, and generative.” 

by Liz Bierly

“I hope that I bring a perspective steeped in curiosity and humility to the page.” 

by Liz Bierly

Vision

Vision
Culture
A canvas painting capturing the scene when Mary learns that she will conceive a son. In this painting, the angel is a woman and she holds a gold-rimmed flower in her hand as she waits by Mary's door.

The contemplative practice that renews our capacity to see.

by
Sarah James
A screenshot of the computer-generated Life.Church with metaverse figures mingling outside the virtual doors.

“Throwing up a heart emoji” in the middle of a sermon doesn’t convey the depth of my relationship with Christ.

by
Olivia Bardo
A still from the movie "Pachinko."

Pachinko is an intriguing commentary on the struggle between belief in divinity or chance in a suffering person's life.

by
Da’Shawn Mosley
Vision
Books
The cover of "The Rings of Power" showing two hands folded over adorned with many golden rings.

The Rings of Power reflects a key theme in Tolkien's writings: We are a world in need of healing, yet never without hope.

by
Katie Smart
Ben Crump, dressed in a suit, looks up and away from the camera. The U.S. Capitol is in the background.

Three culture recommendations from our editors.

by
The Editors

Damon Garcia's The God Who Riots is uninterested in a faith that maintains the status quo.

by
Karen González
Vision
Poetry

A poem.

by
Richard Wile
Vision
Living The Word

September reflections from the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C.

by
T. Denise Anderson

October reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C.

by
T. Denise Anderson
Vision
H'rumphs

You'll never guess what happened next ...

by
Beth Cooper-Chrismon