January 1993

Cover Story

The experience is a familiar one. A small, struggling community of believers searching for truth and justice finds the Spirit present in its midst.

Feature

Educating our emotions about the mentally ill.
A changing Christian political identity.

Commentary

In watching recent events in Germany, personal and historical tragedies have sometimes blurred together in my vision.
The church of the poor meets the church of Rome at the Latin America bishops' gathering
The lines at our local polling place stretched way outside, down the block, and around the corner.
George Bush's preoccupation with the character of his opponent was a convenient way to draw attention away from the nasty characters he and previous administrations had been supporting...

Columns

The war that defined a generation
There are no shortcuts to healing
An interview with the newly-elected officials
Food irradiation plants and the choices we must make

Culture Watch

Americans venturing onto foreign shores
An open letter to Henri Nouwen
Children trapped in poverty
Ross Perot's influence on political systems

Departments

The effect of nuclear testing on frequency of earthquakes 
The women's movement in the U.S. Catholic Church will get "stronger and stronger" in the wake of the U.S. bishops' rejection last month of a controversial pastoral letter on women.
For many Canadians, the historic constitutional referendum soundly rejected by voters on October 26 was a distraction from more crucial problems facing the country.

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