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Sojourners Magazine: January 2024

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Amid the carnage of war, nonviolence does not become irrelevant or obsolete — it becomes more difficult, and essential. A conversation with Palestinian peacemaker Ali Abu Awwad.

Features

The illustration shows Ali Abu Awwad, with the colors of the Palestinian and Israeli flags in the background, with a row of hummingbirds flying, and leafy branches.

An interview with Palestinian peace activist Ali Abu Awwad on nonviolent resistance.

by
Jim Rice
Magazine
Features
Four photos in a grid, one is the exterior of a church, two feature people worshipping inside different churches, and one shows a barge on a river.

Bodily health and the health of the earth are one and the same.

by
Halle Parker
The illustration shows Mary illuminated by a ray of light wearing a white robe and cape with a red ribbon. She is holding one hand to her heart and the other is raised in a nonviolent protest. Behind her are three unnamed figures in white robes.

Luke’s gospel shows Jesus learned about peace from the best.

by
John Dear

Voices

Voices
Grain of Salt
The illustration shows a rocket broken apart, with peace doves coming out of the center. It is on a yellow background.

Christians must stand against the powerful momentum of war.

by Jim Rice
Voices
From The Editors
The illustration shows Sharon Lavigne over a background of clouds, with the quote "To love a community is to find ways to heal a community"

The message of Palestinian peacemaker Ali Abu Awwad is more crucial than ever.

by The Editors
Voices
Commentary
The illustration shows Pope Francis reaching out a hand on an orange background with blue waves

The pontiff offers a climate change manifesto as the world nears its breaking point.

by
John Gehring
The image shows an abstraction of two adult shapes holding a smaller child shape, overlayed on an open book.

If we followed gospel teaching, “pro-family” wouldn’t be short for anti-women and anti-LGBTQ policies.

by
Adam Russell Taylor
Voices
Columns
The illustration shows a fracking drill, extracting a giant dollar sign from under the earth.

And they may get away with it.

by
Bill McKibben
The illustration shows a diverse group of people standing in a row.

Moving past capitalist aspirations to a collective imagination for flourishing.

by
José Humphreys III
Voices
Eyewitness
The photo shows a man replacing stained glass windows at the Washington National Cathedral, the new windows have protest art on them.

“The majority of white worshipers walked by those windows. But Black worshipers, they knew.”

by
Mariann Edgar Budde

Vision

Vision
Culture
The illustration shows a hand emptying out a bottle of wine.

Dry January offers us a chance to take a break from alcohol, both for our own health and for the health of society. 

by
Josina Guess
The image shows two hands holding open a book with colorful scribbles and letters coming out of it.

The school district is back to bipartisan leadership, but exclusionary policies and white supremacy have not lost their stranglehold.

by
Melanie Springer Mock
The image shows the cover of Hozier's album, "Unreal Unearth" which shows his smiling mouth coming out of the soul with a daisy in his teeth.

The album Unreal Unearth weaves together biblical and mythological imagery to take the listener on an epic journey.

by
Sergio Lopez
The illustration shows the back of a shirtless man on a kayak, holding a large fish over his head. People are walking towards him from the island, with weapons.

John Allen Chau wanted to bring the gospel to North Sentinel Island. The documentary The Mission tells the story of his death and raises questions about cross-cultural evangelism.

by
Abby Olcese
Vision
Books
The image shows the cover of the book "Can You Just Sit With Me?" which is  gold text over a dark blue starry background.

Natasha Smith’s Can You Just Sit with Me? is a book I wish I had when I was navigating the rawest season of my own grief.

by
Liz Bierly
Vision
Poetry

A poem.

by
Jasmine Marshall Armstrong
Vision
Living The Word

January reflections on scripture from the Revised Common Lectionary (Cycle B)

by
Raj Nadella
Vision
H'rumphs

How to make sure your bag is properly stocked for what might be your imminent death. 

by
Ed Spivey Jr.