January 2004

Cover Story

How Martin Luther King Jr. moved from reform to revolution
Author Stewart Burns talks with Sojourners' Julie Polter on King's relevance for America today.


An interview with British member of Parliament Clare Short on just war, Jesus, and the importance of telling the truth.
Through "Oikocredit" some of the world's poorest people get the capital and dignity to thrive.
The story of an obscure, powerless woman reminds us to do what we can.
A just and viable alternative to the Bush doctrine.


Rebuffed (for now) in the global arena, the U.S. will pursue a divide-and-conquer strategy.
After the Big Tobacco suits, what next?
Web Exclusive! A companion to "Don't Trade Away the Farm"
What's charity without justice?


Who are the real pirates in the music economy?
I need an incarnation more powerful than the hell of the daily headlines.
As I begin my 30th year at Sojourners, it seems appropriate to take a modest look back at the enormous impact I have had on the magazine...
During the run-up to the Iraq war, I learned two valuable lessons that have stayed with me.

Culture Watch

The Cost of Moral Leadership: The Spirituality of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, by Geffrey B. Kelly and F. Burton Nelson.
One last time, the Man in Black brings his music, and love, to the Carter Family Fold.
Soul Journey, by Gillian Welch.
The beer-commercial sensibility of deliberate, cultivated empty-headedness is pervasive.


Twenty-seven military pilots, former pilots, and air crew sent a petition to the commander of the Israeli Air Force in September saying they will not participate in attack missions...
Rain tick tocks in the downspouts.
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.
More than 30 billboards with the slogan "Peace is Patriotic" have gone up nationwide. 
More than 185 evangelical leaders from 50 countries met in Queretaro, Mexico, in September to examine the impact of the globalized economy on the poor. 
Thanks for the article on "Opposition Radio" (by Ted Parks, September-October 2003).
Matthew, Luke, and John tell us the story of Jesus in their own words.
Jim WallisJim Wallis’ article "Dangerous Religion" (Septembe
The federal government now officially recognizes prison rape as a problem.
I want to commend you for your courage in speaking out against the fiscal and moral atrocities of an administration that has effectively used fear to trample on democracy...
Having read with great interest your "Open Letter to Dennis Kucinich" (by Danny Duncan Collum) in the September-October 2003 issue of Sojourners, I welcome this opportunity to respond.
Leaders of the world’s 77 million Anglicans met in London