You will undoubtedly receive this issue of Sojourners sometime before Christmas, but let me be the first to wish you a Happy New Year.
This promises to be a year of newness for Sojourners Community here in Washington, D.C., and for our relationship to all the people and communities who are sojourners in so many places. Our vocation is to serve that wider community of Christians and other spiritual pilgrims who seek to live by a different vision than that offered by the present systems of the world and to raise up an alternative voice in society.
This year Sojourners will be offering some new and better ways for our broader community to be connected as well as resources for carrying the vision forward. One very important way will still be through Sojourners magazine. To do a better job of that, we have made some changes in this issue of the magazine as we begin 1992.
Many of the changes are in direct response to feedback from our readers on how the publication could be improved. The continued affirmation and appreciation of Sojourners from many of you is deeply heartening to the staff. You make it quite clear to us that you consider Sojourners your publication too. That's why we take your comments so seriously, especially the constructive criticism.
Many of you have told us that while there is so much to say, we are trying to squeeze too much into Sojourners. From our end, we're always trying to fit in more material (we seem to have an overabundance of ideas, articles, and authors). But from our readers' perspective, our surplus of energy and creativity leads to hard-to-read magazines with too much small type on each page and too many long articles to digest.