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Sojourners Magazine: January 2021

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Finding our way in post-Trump America: Reflections on the task before us as the country, and the church, prepare to repair and rebuild.

Features

Illustration of people with masks on, working while the sun is rising over Washington, D.C. Someone is painting white over a billboard that read "Make America Great Again." Others are planting flowers and picking up trash.

Historians, theologians, artists, and activists reflect on where we go from here.

by
Jacqui Lewis, Margaret Atwood, Paul Ortiz, Leana Wen, Megan Rohrer, Ben Lowe, Wajahat Ali, Jenny Yang, Valarie Kaur, Otis Moss III
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Features
A photo taken in 1923 of the Mennonite church choir in Osterwick, Ukraine. There are 14 people in the photo, both men and women.

Christians of European descent must face the hard stories of their past.

by
Elaine Enns
A surrealistic illustration of plants with human legs, dancing in a circle around a fire, birds and flowers above them.

Indigenous communities honor relationships with all life. Will European descendants learn to do the same?

by
Néstor Medina

Voices

Voices
Hearts & Minds
An illustration of people climbing up a ladder, out of a ditch that is on fire. At the top of the ladder is green grass and a person helping them up.

How faith communities worked for a safe, free, and fair election.

Founder and Ambassador
Voices
From The Editors
A cartoon drawing of Lady Justice holding uneven scales. One side has 6 justices and one side has 3. The text reads "The Lord Detests Dishonest Scales" Proverbs 11:1

While we feature perspectives on the presidential election and what’s ahead politically, we also offer reflections on matters not bound by four-year cycles.

by Jim Rice
Voices
Commentary
Illustration of a person in a red shirt standing under a raincloud and rainstorm. Another person is holding an umbrella over them with an exaggeratedly extended arm.

'Loving our enemy' does not mean sacrificing justice.

by
Jim Rice
Illustration of two semi-automatic rifles being held by puppet strings, pointing at each other.

A legacy of colonialism is at the crux of the Azerbaijan and Armenia conflict.

by
Stephen Zunes
An illustration of a woman pushing a giant boulder up a hill.

God loves and creates us all equally. Equal treatment under the law flows from these truths.

by
Paola Fuentes Gleghorn, Jeff Fuentes Gleghorn
Voices
Columns
Three large cold coins are lined up, each shaped like Pac Man. They are facing a small globe that looks like Earth, as if they are going to consume it.

The rich don't just control the flow of carbon; they control the flow of power.

by
Bill McKibben
A balled fist is punching downward onto a pillow.

Sleep deprivation is a racial and social justice issue of white supremacy and capitalism. 

by
Jeania Ree V. Moore
Voices
Eyewitness
A young adult with dark hair and glasses is wearing a mask with the words "No Planet B" written on it.

For young people, climate change is not an abstraction.

by
Kyle Meyaard-Schaap

Vision

Vision
Culture
Detail from Luciano Garbati’s sculpture called "Medusa With the Head of Perseus." A golden arm and hand of Medusa holds the head of Perseus by his curly hair.

Rereading Greek myths to understand networks of male power.

by
Faith-Marie Zamblé
A young Nikky Finney sits at a piano with her father in 1972.

Poet Nikky Finney seeks the flourishing of Black families in a time of violent decay.

by
Da'Shawn Mosley
In a scene from the documentary "Crip Camp," a camp counselor is carrying a man who is Disabled. Both are laughing.

We may not be able to go to movie theaters, but films still provide an emotional gathering place.

by
Abby Olcese
The left photo is of Christina Cleveland posing in a green dress with her hands folded. In the right photo, Black civil rights activists are gathered in a bar, a scene from the film 'One Night in Miami.'

Three culture recommendations from our editors.

by
The Editors
Vision
Books
The cover of the book "Green Good News" has a depiction of Jesus multiplying loaves and fishes for a crowd.

The Green Good News illuminates joyful responses to ecological breakdown.

by
Avery Davis Lamb
The cover of the book "Brown Church" by Robert Chao Romero has a yellow sun in the center, and illustrated church buildings at the bottom.

Robert Chao Romero's book offers the gift of seeing scripture and theology through Latinx eyes.

by
Karen González
The cover of the book "2020s Foresight" shows the sky at sunrise and a city beneath it.

Tom Sine and Dwight J. Friesen on their new book, 2020s Foresight.

by
Da'Shawn Mosley
Vision
Poetry

A poem.

by
Kemmer Anderson
Vision
Living The Word

January Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle B.

by
Isaac S. Villegas
Vision
H'rumphs

From our humor columnist.

by
Ed Spivey Jr.