Sojourners Magazine: January 2020
“What I thought was beautification was actually a form of erasing myself—replacing my dark brown hair, my brown skin, my brown eyes, and my flat nose with white features. Over time, I recognized that this was both a theological and an ethical issue: valuing whiteness over brownness where God meant for us to see ourselves as equals.”
My theology says brown skin is beautiful, but my Pinterest page said otherwise.
Jesus is that great voice of otherwise, who saw the contradictions of the gospel to the Roman Empire and who acted out an alternative.
"If Jesus were here today, he'd probably be shutting off a pipeline," said one activist.
In times of great polarization, we must look to moral visions that unite Americans around a bigger story of us.
To expand the use of fossil fuels in the context of the climate crisis is an immoral and even criminal act.
At the synod in Rome, Indigenous communities challenged the Catholic Church to confront the mechanisms of destruction.
Record-breaking profits roll in from weapons "drenched in innocent blood."
“My most potent times of worship have happened while locked arm in arm with Jesus followers.”
What message is the U.S. sending by defying the basic principle of supporting those who face serious persecution based on their faith?
HBO's Gentleman Jack focuses on Lister's desire to find a wife and marry her in the eyes of God.
The emotions of The Farewell may be universal but the specific cultural scripts belong to each of us.
Three culture recommendations from our editors.
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A review of Bending the Arch: Poems, by Rose Marie Berger.
A review of I Was Hungry: Cultivating Common Ground to End an American Crisis, by Jeremy K. Everett.
An excerpt from I Bring the Voices of My People.
Giving a Stranger Your House Key
Sponsorship programs for asylum seekers fight back against the Trump administration's violent and inhumane policies.