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Sojourners Magazine: July 2019

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Features

What genetic ancestry tests can’t tell you about identity

by
Daniel José Camacho
Magazine
Features

When sexual abuse occurred in their church, Rev. Heidi Hankel and her congregation refused to let it stay hidden.

by
Jenna Barnett

Ten ways God's peculiar hope keeps fear from overpowering us.

by
Walter Brueggemann

Voices

Voices
Hearts & Minds

We have a new logo and color scheme, but our commitment to social justice remains as strong as ever.

President and Founder
Voices
From The Editors

About our new look.

by Jim Rice
Voices
Commentary

Climate action doesn’t rely on Congress.

by
Alexandra Tempus

We need fierce advocacy.

by
Kaitlyn Schiess

We moved together from bondage into mutuality.

by
Joshua Grace
Voices
Columns

Why I'm only reading books by black, Latinx, Asian, Indigenous, and other authors of color.

by
Jeania Ree V. Moore

Don’t blame God for the steadily rising waters.

by
Bill McKibben

When theological language fails us, we must take up a form of spiritual activism.

by
Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros
Voices
Eyewitness

Rev. Ann Sullivan on the wildfires that destroyed Paradise, Calif.

by
Ann Sullivan

Vision

Vision
Culture

We need art not for its politics, but for its freedom.

by
Faith-Marie Zamblé

Talking race, faith, and dance with the first black principal ballerina of the Houston Ballet.

by
Ronya-Lee Anderson

Spike Lee's masterpiece on racism and community would go on to inspire a wave of filmmakers of color.

by
Abby Olcese

Three July culture recommendations from our editors.

by
The Editors
Vision
Books

A review of ‘Modern Kinship: A Queer Guide to Christian Marriage,’ by David and Constantino Khalaf.

by
Da'Shawn Mosley

A review of ‘Grace Will Lead Us Home: The Charleston Church Massacre and the Hard, Inspiring Journey to Forgiveness,’ by Jennifer Berry Hawes

by
Josina Guess

A review of ‘Reaching Forever: Poems,’ by Philip C. Kolin.

by
Lou Ella Hickman
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Poetry

A poem.

by
Richard Schiffman
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Living The Word

Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C

by
Kenyatta R. Gilbert
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H'rumphs

Funny business by Ed Spivey Jr.

by
Ed Spivey Jr.