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Sojourners Magazine: December 1992

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The Church and change in South Africa
Celebrating 50 years of Koinonia


The truth about the largest mass killing of El Salvador's 12-year civil war may finally be getting a public airing--and perhaps even a little justice to go along with it.
On September 12 in Lima, Peru, a special SWAT team captured Abimael Guzman, head of the Peruvian terrorist organization, Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path).
New followers--including many Communists--flock to Christianity
Urgent change needed in churches around sexual abuse
In the face of senseless violence, we long for Jesus


Giving thanks for water
Memories of competition and comaraderie
How to write about election results before they happen

Culture Watch

History was made in the movements for civil rights, feminism, and inner-city organizing while I was growing up in the 1960s.
Clint Eastwood's latest film, Unforgiven has beautiful shots of Canada, a few violent scenes, some wonderful acting, a title with a dual meaning, and an identity problem.
Ben Kingsley's portrayal of Gandhi in the 1982 movie was a serious challenge to my Pentecostal Christian faith.
A must-read for those wanting to build a better tomorrow
Five years ago Joe Lynch, my predecessor as review editor, instituted a December tradition of reviewing children's books. I have gladly continued this custom, in several different forms.
Folk Music in the 90's


Peace activists in Nevada and elsewhere applauded the nine-month moratorium on U.S. nuclear testing signed into law in October
Guatemala celebrating as they bring home a Nobel Peace Prize
Reflecting on where we've been, where we are, and where we will be this Advent
An Advent poem
A poem in celebration of 50 years at Koinonia