Our culture here in the United States has definite bipolar tendencies: On one hand we're encouraged to want--and to purchase--more, more, more. More food, more entertainment, more stuff.
Sometimes the most important stories are hidden in plain view.
West Virginia activist Julia Bonds has been interviewed many times, especially after winning the 2003 Goldman Environmental Prize.
Our life around the Sojourners office has changed in the past several months.
In this issue Rich Preheim profiles Christian Peacemaker Teams
and the organization's recently retired first director, Gene
Words can provide rest, create change, and
bring new life to our inner and outer worlds. Developing this
special issue has given us a wonderful reminder of that.
The upcoming presidential election still looms large in our
As we wrapped up this issue, summer was taking its final stroll into autumn. But like many people, we've been focusing for some time on the fall and the very important Election Day we're facing.
Our travel fund for editorial staff is fairly modest.
Our cover feature by veteran journalist Bill Moyers is an adaptation of the keynote speech he delivered to a standing-room-only crowd at Call to Renewal's Pentecost 2004 event.
For many years we've talked about interviewing
environmental and culture essayist Wendell Berry.
This is not the annual Mothers Day issue of Sojourners
(weve never had such an issue).
Associate editor Rose Marie Berger joined a January delegation
to Venezuela organized by Marie Dennis of the Maryknoll Office of
Our interns keep us going at Sojourners. This is not just idle praise; it is
Care of the environment has long been an issue of great importance to our readers.
Perhaps you have noticed that this issue of Sojourners has fewer pages than usual (if you hadn't noticed, take our word for it). No, we're not trying to short-sheet you.
The presence of CIA employees - even former ones - in our offices is not a frequent occurrence, as far as we know.
In this issue Jim Wallis examines apparent recent shifts in President George W. Bush's
theological framework and how those shifts may spur or sustain dangerous politics.
In early March Sojourners hosted a daylong roundtable on faith, art, and activism.