Sojourners Magazine: July 1994
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A welfare mother is a black woman, with several children, who spends her entire life on welfare, having another kid whenever she needs more moneyat least according to prevalent stereotypes
When Ralph Ellison died this spring, he was primarily remembered and honored as the African-American writer who in 1952 had gifted the nation and the world with that magnificent novel, Invisib
The day after Richard Nixons funeral, The New York Times editorialized that the White House-sponsored occasion was a "rite of reconciliation" that brought "to a fitting end his 20-y
"Welcome to the 40s," a friend said to me on my birthday, "the old age of youth and the youth of old age."
John Dear, S.J., Philip Berrigan, Lynn Fredriksson, and Bruce Friedrich are currently being held in the Chowan County Jail in Edenton, North Carolina, for their Pax Christi-Spirit of Life Plo
Highway food can be fun for a whileeating forbidden french fries at a fast food joint or sipping iced tea in the cool muffledness of a restaurant.
The miraculous events in South Africa made hope possible for me again. I was there for the transformation—the inauguration of a new South Africa—and will never be the same.
Tijuana. Nogales. Matamoros. Ciudad Juárez. Nuevo Laredo. What comes to mind when you hear these names of U.S.-Mexico border towns?
My dearest aunt, Butheyna, is chopping beets, chopping the shamander. Klush, klush she wields a gutting knife, the chopping board is a plank from a dhow. Klush,
You might say that this is our summer travel issue--depending on how strictly you define geography. There are no descriptions of pristine beaches or cheap hiking getaways.
Every successful community relies on the member who is its heart. This is true for communities that live together and for those that live apart but gather regularly.