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Sojourners Magazine: January 2005

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1. Support nonviolent direct action.
Bush has been re-elected, the war in Iraq rages on, and militarism seems the order of the day. What's next for those committed to the way of peace?
For peacemaking to be effective, we must not only say no to war, but provide viable alternatives.
Christian Peacemaker teams puts into practice the idea that peace work should be a regular job, not just a noble hobby.

Feature

The Amachi program gives people of faith the tools they need to make a difference for inmates' children.
For 40 years, The Other Side offered a vision of 'justice rooted in discipleship.'

Commentary

An opening for peace?
The common good is one of the ultimate moral values
A historic reform movement is taking shape in the Muslim world.

Columns

Everything I need to know I learned in my parent-teacher conferences.
Neither candidate championed the poor as a moral value
I'm the one usually throwing things at the TV.
In Jesus' life, touch was vibrantly political.

Culture Watch

Turning on to life by turning off the box.
Book Review: American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare (Viking: 2004).
A glimpse of grace and abundance from - of all things - reality TV.
An excerpt of the book: The Beloved Community
Book Review: Dorothy Day: Portaits by Those Who Knew Her (Orbis Books: 2003).

Departments

Catholic Kenyan environmental activist Wangari Maathai won the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize—a first for an African woman and a first for environmentalism
U.S. Border Patrol agents recovered a life-size statue of the crucified Christ, without his cross, washed up on a sandbar in the Rio Grande.
The largest gathering of American Indians in U.S. history came together in Washington, D.C., in September for the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.
Christian Peacemaker Teams members Kim Lamberty and Chris Brown were attacked Sept. 29 by five Israeli settlers while accompanying Palestinian school children south of Hebron.
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary
Letter to the Editors
In this issue Rich Preheim profiles Christian Peacemaker Teams and the organization's recently retired first director, Gene Stoltzfus.