Sojourners Magazine: January 2020
“What I thought was beautification was actually a form of erasing myself—replacing my dark brown hair, my brown skin, my brown eyes, and my flat nose with white features. Over time, I recognized that this was both a theological and an ethical issue: valuing whiteness over brownness where God meant for us to see ourselves as equals.”
Jesus is that great voice of otherwise, who saw the contradictions of the gospel to the Roman Empire and who acted out an alternative.
"If Jesus were here today, he'd probably be shutting off a pipeline," said one activist.
At the synod in Rome, Indigenous communities challenged the Catholic Church to confront the mechanisms of destruction.
Record-breaking profits roll in from weapons "drenched in innocent blood."
What message is the U.S. sending by defying the basic principle of supporting those who face serious persecution based on their faith?
Paradigm shifts begin with a daring political act.
Three culture recommendations from our editors.
Living Undocumented follows people whose greatest crime was to believe in the American dream.
HBO's Gentleman Jack focuses on Lister's desire to find a wife and marry her in the eyes of God.
The emotions of The Farewell may be universal but the specific cultural scripts belong to each of us.
A review of Bending the Arch: Poems, by Rose Marie Berger.
A review of I Was Hungry: Cultivating Common Ground to End an American Crisis, by Jeremy K. Everett.
An excerpt from I Bring the Voices of My People.