July 2005

Cover Story

With hope and a prayer, young Christians explore how marriage between two can build community for many.


A global campaign to mobilize Christians against poverty.
A Nicaraguan church helps its community build for the future.
Uncut Sojourners interview with Desmond Tutu's successor, South African Archbishop Njonkulu Ndungane.
German Theologian Ulrich Duchrow tells how a visit to an African slave castle - and the movement of the Spirit - created a "transforming moment" for Reformed Christians.
An interview with South Africa's Anglican Archbishop Njonkulu Ndungane on Oprah, AIDS, and how Christians are battling international debt.


Deaf Christians find liberation in Jesus' declaration.
This is a historical moment of unique potential.


We must never claim that those who disagree with our judgements are not people of real faith.
John Bolton again failed to win.
This is probably the biggest moral story of the year that went unnoticed.

Culture Watch

In Lewis Hyde'In Lewis Hyde’s masterpiece The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property, he writes, "A market
Noreena Hertz is an economist whose writing is not only clear -Noreena Hertz is an economist whose writing is not only clear
The particular truth of the North Mississippi Allstars.
Feed the World Feed the World
For novelist Graham Greene and his characters, corruption could be a path to salvation.
Many people of faith sense that these are trying times.Many people of faith sense that these are trying times. But


War veterans,War veterans, families with relatives in the military, peace activists, and others met in Washington, D.C., in March to
Talking Bible Dolls has released its newest product -Talking Bible Dolls has released its newest product - a
I appreciated Scot DeGraf'I appreciated Scot DeGraf’s article ("Less is More"), as it is always good to get practical tips on being
Three hundred Israeli high-Three hundred Israeli high-school students signed a letter
Always Low. The Wal-Mart clan-America's wealthiest family with $84 billion-joined forces with 65 other "high-wealth families" organized by the Policy and Taxation Group in Santa Ana, California, to seek a permanent repeal of the estate tax.Abolish Me.
Watching for Seeds and PearlsWhen the faithful welcome the breaking of God’s word into
Contrary to popular belief, teenagers actually do care-about religion.
Scot DeGraf'Scot DeGraf’s article ("Less is More," May 2005) was great, but he missed a critical mode of transportation:
Manchester and Salford,Manchester and Salford, England, jointly became the 100th Fairtrade Towns in March, ushering fairly traded coffees, teas,
Against the ugly annals ofBible-thumper politics bounce the echoesof Bad-Eye Thomas' lonesome cry.His tears collect against thecoffers engineered by Robertson's broadcasts;the retention walls defined by Falwell's broadsides.
I found Jim Wallis'I found Jim Wallis’ recent article "For the Heath of the Nation" (May 2005) disappointing. Besides the
Brazilian churches have taken on that country'Brazilian churches have taken on that country’s handgun
Peter Henriot,Peter Henriot, like so many others, totally dismisses the potential of GMO crops in favor of organic agriculture for