January 2007

Cover Story

How to defend the family more.


• PASCH: www.peaceandsafety.com • FaithTrust Institute: A multifaith organization working to end sexual and domestic violence.
Nancy Nason-Clark is committed to “bring training to the privacy of the clergy office.” Last fall she received a Lilly Grant to develop “Religion and Violence E-Learning (RAVE),
If preachers are preoccupied with pursuing the life of conscpicuous consumption and preaching a "prosperity gospel," then poor people are in big trouble.
Evangelicals find new resources to address domestic violence.
The "New Monastics" look for ways to be in the world but not of it.
Moved by God’s Spirit in this time called America to assemble at St.


The murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya ripples worldwide.
It's time for the troops to come home.
How can we abide the deaths of so many children?
Compassion and hope in the Haggard scandal.


Just try to play the violin under a low-hanging ceiling fan.
The results are good news for those alienated by the political extremes of right and left hungry for a new
I was haunted by the King of Beers.

Culture Watch

Spiritual WitnessesWomen Saints: 365 Daily Readings, by Madonna Sophia Compton, with Maria Compton Hernandez and Patricia Campbell, provides reflections on holy women
Each day, 6,600 Africans die of AIDS.
I don’t usually expect too much from blues-rock music.
Pop musician Moby on how his faith affects his lifestyle, art, and activism.
The poet, musician, author (and senior citizen) keeps it real- and keeps it coming.


The American owner of a bar in Cambodia that is frequented by international pedophiles was arrested in a faith-based human rights group’s effort to bring known pedophiles to justice.
After the olive groves at Samothrace and fog which billowed up from a green sea, the rocky sheep path and bleating ewes, wind and sun—there w
I appreciated Stacia Brown’s article ("Valor, Honor, Conscience," September-October 2006).
As of this writing, we're fresh off the midterm elections and glad to see the end of divisive campaigning for a while (though we're not naive enough to think the shouting is all over).
More than 133 people, many of them prominent religious leaders, were arrested on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in September.
In “A Red Letter Campus” (by David Black, September-October 2006), Black asks, “What does it mean for a college to be called Christian?” He then answers his question by sugg
CEOs of U.S. defense contractors have pocketed huge amounts of spoils since the beginning of the “war on terror,” and CEOs at top U.S.
Soft Saints, Inc., purveyor of positive role models for today’s youth in the form of plush dolls, makes it possible to cuddle with a 15th-century purveyor of divine wisdom–the “Ma
Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle C.
The Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation has awarded Justapaz, a ministry of the Mennonite Church in Colombia, the 2006 award for nonviolence in areas of armed conflict.
In October, as President Bush signed the Military Commissions Act of 2006, 200 members of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture protested in front of the White House against what they cal
Thank you for including an article about Christians who are gay in the September-October 2006 issue (“Mutual Grace,” by Amy McDougall and Jake Nyberg).